Crackdown is one of Phil Spencer’s favorite games, franchise is “not dead”

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 25 June 2013 20:27 GMT

Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer loves Crackdown. You know this. What you may not have known though is that the Crackdown logo which appeared during the Microsoft Xbox One reveal was just a homage. Apparently.


“Crackdown is one of my favorite games, and not just because it’s a Microsoft first-party game,” he told IGN “I have a lot of love for that franchise. The homage to Crackdown in the reveal screenshots was… I know there was some, like, ‘Did we accidentally sneak that…?’ It wasn’t accidental. Definitely.

“I don’t think Crackdown is dead at all. It’s a franchise that’s still close to me. I think there’s a lot of room, especially… for me, the natural progression for a game like Crackdown – and you see this showing up on our stage – is in these living, open worlds that live in the cloud.”

So there you have it. It’s not dead. It’s just resting. Or maybe pining for the fjords.

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