Crackdown News

Spencer: "UK sensibility" important for Crackdown 3

"We want to get the right team."

In May 2013 Microsoft teased a new entry in the Crackdown series with a tiny image shown during the company's Xbox One reveal event, but we haven't heard anything about it since - despite some hoping it would be announced at Gamescom this week.

APB and Crackdown dev collapses

Realtime Worlds' games to be sold on.

Realtime Worlds, developer of ABP, has gone into administration the first word coming earlier this afternoon from an employee via Twitter.

Realtime talking Crackdown with Microsoft

Sequel unlikely to go elsewhere.

Crackdown developer Realtime Worlds has said it's in "ongoing discussions" with Microsoft following reports that Crackdown 2 is being developed by a new studio, Ruffian, formed by ex-RTW staffers.

Crackdown DLC problems

Saved games disappearing.

The latest Crackdown downloadable content included a bug that's been responsible for resetting saved game files.

Crackdown DLC live

Keys to the City await.

The two downloadable content packs and title update for Crackdown are now available on Xbox Live.

Crackdown DLC screenshot

New vehicle, new gametype.

Realtime Worlds has been teasing us about Crackdown downloadable content for a couple of months now, but this week community liaison "Agent G" offered us a genuine glimpse of it - courtesy of a screen-capture posted on the official forums.

Crackdown on bugs in progress

With patch to prove it.

A patch for Crackdown should download automatically the next time you run the game while you're hooked up to Xbox Live, if it hasn't already.

Crackdown producer talks DLC

Will include boss-reset fix, new MP modes. Flying stuff?

Elsewhere on the site this morning is a very enjoyable Q&A with Crackdown producer Phil Wilson, who fields your questions about the game - and sheds a bit of light on what to expect from the forthcoming downloadable content.

FFXII holds off Crackdown

PS2 exclusive claims top spot.

Two format exclusives have gone head to head in this week's charts - with the ageing PS2 beating the next-gen Xbox 360 to the number one spot.

More agents for Crackdown

Well, kick us off a building.

Xbox Live may have popped out for a smoke, but when it comes back in you should be able to get your hands on four free new agents for Crackdown, which is due out this Friday.

MS offers Halo 3 reassurance

Says entire first shipment of Crackdown features invites.

Microsoft has reassured gamers worried about not finding a Halo 3 beta invitation in their copy of Crackdown.

It's Crackdownload time

Real Time Worlds' demo now up.

As promised, Xbox Live Gold members can this morning say hello to a playable demo of Real Time Worlds' Crackdown.

Crackdown demo delayed

Will appear before end of Jan.

Those of you expecting to test-flex genetically enhanced muscle today will now have to wait until the end of the month for the Crackdown Xbox Live demo.

More ways to get Halo 3 beta

More ways to get Halo 3 beta

Including one that's not US-only.

If you are one of the many Eurogamer readers from across the pond who previously tried but failed to gain entry to the spring Halo 3 beta, do not despair! Microsoft has announced a further two additional paths to make your virtual dreams come true.

Your first option is to log into Xbox Live and play through three gruelling hours of Halo 2 online, between Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m. EST and Feb. 3, 2007, 11:59 p.m. EST. If your confidence still hasn't been shattered by twelve year-old toilet-tongued bratlings, then head over to the Halo 3 website and be one of the first 13,333 gamers to register for the "Rule of Three" program.

Failing to do this will leave you with only one other choice for now: to buy Real Time Worlds' co-op crime-busting title Crackdown. It's released across the US on 20th February, and in Europe on 23rd February, with certain marked copies of the game acting as keys that will let you download the required Halo 3 beta data from Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Crackdown in February

Demo in January.

Get rid of the dirt on the streets using your own brand of Flash-cleaner, as Microsoft announces a 23rd February release date for crime-battling title Crackdown.