Microsoft will soon release the most powerful console it has ever built, the Xbox One X. It confirmed the launch titles for this console a couple of months back but the company has now revealed that the biggest Xbox One X launch title isn’t going to be ready in time. That’s why it’s going to have to delay the release of Crackdown 3 to 2018.

The open-world action game that was supposed to be released this year will now come out in 2018. Crackdown 3 was due for release alongside the Xbox One X on November 7th, 2017.

The company has now confirmed that it will not be released until the spring of next year. This means that the Xbox One X will be without a major Xbox-exclusive launch title which it comes out this November.

Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis says that it’s a difficult call to push the release date for Crackdown 3 back, but in the interest of delivering the right game with the right quality and at the right time, the decision has been made to delay Crackdown 3’s release.

Loftis says that part of the additional time is going to be used to improve the game’s “visual polish.” Fans of the franchise who have been looking forward to picking up this game alongside Microsoft’s most powerful gaming console won’t be happy about it.

It’s up to the company now to ensure that the additional time it has taken is well spent and the final product exceeds expectations or else it would have all been for nothing.

Filed in Gaming. Read more about Microsoft and Xbox One X. Source: twitter

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