Crackdown 3 needs the “right team”, says Spencer

Thursday, 22nd August 2013 11:18 GMT By Dave Owen

It’s been 3 months since we got the first hint of a new Crackdown game at Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal in May. We’ve been waiting for an announcement ever since. Phil Spencer has now all but confirmed that he wants Crackdown 3 to happen, but he wants to find the right team to do it.

Eurogamer took the initiative to ask and got this response:

“When I think about the technology we’re putting into Xbox One specifically around some of the cloud functionality, there’s a real opportunity to take an open world game like Crackdown that allowed you to play with your friends, and roam to all corners of the city and still feel like you’re playing together.

“There’s a real neat opportunity to bring that genre and game forward onto the new generation.”

Spencer then intimated that Microsoft is looking for a new developer to work on Crackdown 3. The previous two games were both developed in Scotland by different teams, the first by now-defunct Realtime Worlds and the second by Ruffian Games. It seems that Spencer would like to find another UK-based team for a new entry.

“There was a nice UK sensibility to the way the game was developed. I think that’s important to the franchise as well.”

Who would you like to see take on Crackdown 3?



  1. Gheritt White

    FFS Phil, just give it to Rare already. Neither Shane nor Don are around to kick up a fuss now and the team there would do a damn good job of it.

    Or at least allow Rare to do Blast Corps 2.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    Hire Rare, I DARE you, Spencer! – DO it. It was probably meant to be. @1 Ha, we both thought alike…or, New. Blast. Corps!! :D I also think that Jet Force Gemini has big crossover demo appeal. I reckon it would do big, rebooted on Xbox.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. xxJPRACERxx

    Realtime Worlds did an awesome job on the 1st one. It’s sad it’s gone now.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Gheritt White

    @2: Yeah, both Blast Corps and Jet Force Gemini *definitely* deserve sequels!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. SlayerGT

    So it’s not even in development then..

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Tronros

    Currently playing and loving Saints Row 4. It honestly feels like I am playing Crackdown 3. From jumping over Skyscrapers to collecting items/orbs/etc to increase your super powers. Then again… Saints Row 4 is a big epic parody mash up! lol

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Pytox

    @1 Rare has been confirmed as mostly kinect oriented games …

    #7 1 year ago

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