Microsoft talks Crackdown 2, what's the hold-up?

crackdownA lot of people enjoyed Crackdown for its free-form sandbox-style gameplay, massive city environment and awesome visuals (Chris enjoyed it by giving the game an 8.8 out of 10); so much that Crackdown ended up selling over 1.5 million copies six months after its release. But hope for a sequel has been stagnant especially since it has been quite a few months without a peep.

Over on Wired’s blog Game | Life, Shane Kim, vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, revealed some more details on why Microsoft remained mum about Crackdown 2. Simply put, Microsoft is thinking of producing the sequel but series developer Realtime Worlds may not return.

Kim elaborated that Microsoft owns the Crackdown intellectual property, but Realtime Worlds is "pursuing a different path from a company perspective." So we’ll more than likely see Crackdown 2 in the future, but from a different developer.

The only in-development title Realtime Worlds revealed is APB (All Points Bulletin), an upcoming MMO, sandbox-styled game using the Unreal Engine 3 for Xbox 360 and PC. Considering Realtime Worlds hit a home-run with Crackdown and the company’s founder David Jones created the original Grand Theft Auto, APB seems to be GTA or Crackdown but in an online world. Hey, that sounds awesome to me!


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