Crackdown 3 is coming to PC, but not until 2017

Back in December, we speculated, with just the slightest hesitation, that Crackdown 3 could possibly, someday, come to the PC. Six months later, it turns out that we were right. Dave Jones of Reagent Games (and also the director of the original Crackdown) announced today that Crackdown 3 will be released for Windows 10 as well as the Xbox One, and will be a “Play Anywhere” game, meaning you can buy it on one platform and play it on both. 

That's the good news. The bad news is that the plan to release the game sometime this summer (or even this year) is now off the table. 

“Crackdown 3 is a game built for the future with a multiplayer experience that will redefine what it feels like to play games, and as we continue to work on this, it has become clear that our original timeline of delivering multiplayer to fans this summer, while maintaining the size, scope and quality of the game, would be challenging. Our top priority is to give gamers an experience they have never seen before at a scale never thought possible, and sticking to our original timeline would have compromised that goal,” Jones wrote. “We know that many are looking forward to becoming Agents in Crackdown 3 and we are committed to delivering the best experience in 2017. This decision was made with our fans and their gaming experience in mind.” 

Crackdown 3 isn't at E3, but Jones said more will be revealed soon. In the meantime, now that it's relevant to our interests, you can learn more about Crackdown 3 at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.