Word has come out that Dave Jones, the creator of the Crackdown series and creative director for Crackdown 3, is no longer working on the game. The news came out from VG 24/7, who detailed how Jones was originally part of the project in 2014 when it was announced, but things have changed greatly since then and may be contributing factors as to why the game has taken so long to be published. Here’s a snippet from the article.
Tech company Cloudgine, and developer Reagent Games – which were both founded by Jones – lead development on the game at one point. In fact, Cloudgine’s cloud tech was said to be responsible for the impressive in-game destruction, processing of which was all handled server-side.
Things have changed dramatically since 2014, however. For one, Cloudgine is now part of Epic Games, after the company acquired it in January.
Jones is also no longer with Reagent Games, and now works as Epic’s cloud and esport strategist. Right now, Sumo Digital is the main developer of Crackdown 3, a detail Microsoft Studios head Matt Booty confirmed to Polygon at E3.
We’ll see how much of the game’s content that was promised to fans will still be in the game when it gets released in February.