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Announced in 2015, Crackdown 3 is set to offer some pretty big features in terms of cloud gaming, especially on the multiplayer front, though up until this point we’ve had no real indication as to when we’ll be able to play the game. Fortunately, that massive 2017 release window has narrowed somewhat.

Following Microsoft announcing that Crackdown 3 would be delayed to 2017, one NeoGAF member may have helped narrow that release window down. Speaking on an Extra Life livestream, art director Dave Johnson and executive producer Peter Connelly responded to fan questions, specifically surrounding the release date, saying that it’d be launching by the festive period next year.

What may be even better than that is that they also added “or earlier” meaning that it could come either ahead of, or at the very end of the usual summer gaming drought.

In terms of how the game will run, apparently the game will run at 4K on Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s upcoming uber-powerful console, which is also scheduled for a holiday 2017 release next year. So maybe Crackdown is a launch title?

Although it’s nothing too definitive right now, it’s promising that Crackdown 3 will be among one of the many great titles Microsoft has planned for next year.

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