Crackdown 3 release date revealed alongside 5v5 multiplayer mode

More than four years after it was first revealed at E3 2014, and following numerous delays, Crackdown 3 has been given what is hopefully an actual release date: February 15.

We already knew it was coming in February, but having a specific date makes it less likely that publisher Microsoft will delay it for the fourth time. Having said that, we got a concrete release date last year and the game ended up missing that by about 15 months, so anything is possible. 

Also announced at Microsoft's X018 yesterday was a 5v5 multiplayer mode called Wrecking Ball. As the title suggests, it's all about destroying as many things as possible: skyscrapers, walkways and, ultimately, your opponents. You can watch a trailer for it above. 

Microsoft released the PC system requirements for Crackdown 3 earlier this week. You can watch its explosive E3 2018 trailer here.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.