During a showcase of new info for Crackdown 3 today at X018 in Mexico City, Microsoft announced that all Xbox One owners can download the original Xbox 360 Crackdown for free, anytime before November 30, 2018. It’s available now on the Microsoft Store, or on Xbox Live. Similarly, when Crackdown 3 launches early next year, it will arrive on Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription service on day one.
This news came on the heels of the new unveiling of Crackdown’s 3 multiplayer mode. The aptly named Wrecking Zone features fully destructible environments, such as dense cityscapes made of relatively fragile skyscrapers, and this feat is only possible because Microsoft is leveraging its Azure cloud computing service.
Crackdown 3 has was first announced over four years ago at E3, and it has experienced a pair of delays, first when it missed a 2016 window, and again after it failed to launch with the Xbox One X. It’s one of Microsoft’s flagship exclusives next year, and is currently scheduled to launch on February 19.
The big theme at XO18 was Game Pass announcements. Besides Crackdown 3’s availability on the service, there were 15 other Game Pass games revealed, including Void Bastards and the ever popular battle royale shooter, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. For all the announcements from X018, head over to our news section.