Thursday, September 6, 2007

No Crackdown 2?

At least not for the foreseeable future. Sadly, Realtime Worlds is not hard at work on a sequel to one of the most enjoyable sandbox games in a while. Microsoft would like Crackdown 2, but Realtime Worlds is currently too busy with other projects.

Crackdown sold over 1.5 million copies. Many credit the Halo 3 beta keys included with the game, but the game won over many fans with its go anywhere, become a crazy super agent style of play.

Its downloadable content packs sold over 700,000 units proving that it wasn't just a Halo 3 Beta key for many gamers. Fans have just assumed that a sequel would be on the way. After all, the ending of Crackdown kinda demands it.

But Realtime Worlds is busy working on APB and another unnamed project. APB is a cops and robbers MMO where players worry about customizable characters and vehicles. And the unnamed project is due in stores in 2009.

So yes, Realtime Worlds is busy. But all hope is not lost. It just might be delayed...


aplusj said...

I just read an article on IGN that says Real Time World confirms there will be no sequel. This is a big bummer. I think they could have pulled off a greater sequel and made tons of dough. Apparently they blame Microsoft for not stepping up to the plate sooner.

Also is this APB the same APB from the 80's, where you drove a car and stopped criminals, like litter bugs. It was a fun top down driving game.

E-goD said...

I read somewhere that Microsoft didn't have that much faith in the game to ask for a sequel until after they had already started on their other projects and it was too late.

Jigsaw hc said...

A sequel with more of a plot would be cool. Although Crackdown was a lot of fun without much of a plot the first time.