Crackdown 3 has suffered long delays, but a recent update from the Brazilian Rating Board may hint that it’s closer to release than anyone thought.
When Crackdown 3 was first announced way back at E3 2014, it was originally intended to launch in 2016. However, Microsoft soon admitted that it had announced the game “too early,” and Crackdown 3 was delayed until November 2017. It missed that release date, and seems to be blowing past its next planned spring 2018 release date as well. Very little news about the state of the game has emerged since.
Now, though, a rating for Crackdown 3 has appeared from the Brazilian Rating Board. Though it has now been pulled, the rating gave the game the equivalent of an M for Mature, saying that it’s not recommended for players under age 16.
The rating has since been pulled, but fans on ResetEra managed to grab a screenshot.
This rating bodes well for Crackdown 3 fans. Usually, games don’t get age ratings until they’re close to release. This also comes not long after some commentary from Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who promised back in March that the Crackdown devs “have a plan” and are “locked in on their date.” At the time, he promised that the “wait won’t be too long,” though he didn’t clarify whether that meant the wait for a release date announcement or the wait for the game itself.
It’s worth keeping in mind, too, that E3 2018 is just under two months away, so if there’s a big reveal to be made, we might well see a Crackdown 3 announcement—or, if we dare to dream, a release—at the gaming conference.
Crackdown 3 is currently in development for Xbox One and PC.