Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.


Microsoft gave us our best look yet Crackdown 3 today during its Xbox event before the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The open-world action game is one of the company’s biggest Xbox One releases for the rest of the year. It is coming out on November 7 for the Xbox One and PC.

A new trailer revealed that Terry Crews, an actor known for his intensity, will be in the game. Crackdown 3 features the same cel-shading and neon-filled look as its predecessors.

The first Crackdown came out in 2007 for the Xbox 360. It was a hit, largely because it came with access to the anticipated Halo 3 multiplayer beta. But Crackdown attracted fans on its own merits thanks to it colorful visuals and over-the-top action. Players could scale buildings with superhero-like leaps and blow waves of enemies to the digital after life with a huge arsenal of explosives. At the time, it was about as crazy as an open world game got. Crackdown 2 followed for the Xbox 360 in 2010.

Microsoft first announced Crackdown 3, with Reagent Games at the helm, at its E3 event in 2014. It’s been a long wait to see anything substantial about the game. The sandbox game will take advantage of cloud-based computing for its destruction effects.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.