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Crackdown is now free on Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles

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Crackdown is free on Xbox Store

Microsoft are giving away the original Crackdown game for free on the Xbox store. The futuristic action adventure is available for Xbox 360 and Xbox One due to a backwards compatibility. A possible promo for the upcoming Crackdown 3?

Microsoft have made the original Crackdown free to download on Xbox store. The futuristic action adventure can be played on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One due to its backwards compatibility support and is Xbox One X enhanced with a higher resolution and faster loading times.

This could be a part of a potential Crackdown 3 promotion ahead of its February 2019 release with the game's official product page showing up today on the Xbox store. Microsoft are yet to confirm the reason behind the freebie but it all points in the direction of the upcoming Crackdown 3.

Speaking of the news from Microsoft, Xbox XO19 event is happening in two days where we'll get a two hour Xbox Inside stream that could include info about Crackdown 3 and other Microsoft games like Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay. 

The original Crackdown was a real Xbox 360 hit back in the day, with non-linear gameplay and destruction. The game featured a sandbox environment in which players were able to choose their approach for each scenario. If you haven't played it back then, now is the time to give it a go with the long-delayed sequel just around the corner.

Crackdown 3 was first revealed way back in 2015 and after multiple delays, underwhelming showings and the loss of key team members the game was on the brink of cancellation. Microsoft revealed a new bit of info and a gameplay trailer on E3 2018 showing off neon city destruction. 

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Whether Crackdown 3 gets released this time or if we're getting another delay is information available only to Microsoft.