You've been waiting a long time for Crackdown 3, and that wait just got a little bit longer. Gameinformer says in an interview with Microsoft's Shannon Loftis, they learned that it would be 2017 until we saw Crackdown 3 hit store shelves. Loftis explains the delay below...
“To be honest, because we obviously have this Crackdown Online mode and then we also have the traditional Crackdown campaign, which has multiplayer online. But we want to launch our online beta so that it’s not too far in advance of the complete campaign. It’s actually the campaign that we’re doubling down on now. We’ve got internal play sessions every week for Crackdown Online. We’re starting now to get the campaign in. Building these open world games is both challenging and a blast, because you have to build all of the systems that interact together. Before you get to the point where you can actually experience what the game feels like and can start building your missions and telling your stories.”
Supposedly Crackdown 3 is going to have a much more dense campaign than past entries with actual consequences for your actions in the game.
The footage we've seen so far for the game looks leaps and bounds better than past entries so if they need more time to finish the game I say go for it. Xbox One already has a full lineup for the rest of the year it's not like we need an oversaturated market.