Crackdown 3 is part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere program, meaning you can play it across your Windows 10 machine as well as your Xbox One. And that also means Microsoft is bringing it to Xbox Game Pass — if you are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, you can start playing Crackdown 3 right away without having to buy the game. And that’s pretty crazy to think about, to be honest.
Microsoft obviously did this before with major titles like Forza Horizon 4 in the past, so it’s nothing new at all, but it’s still very crazy to see a major title being available for free through a subscription service like Xbox Game Pass.
I’m not a gamer, so here’s what Microsoft has to say about Crackdown 3:
Crackdown 3 is all about over-the-top fun, tons of explosions, and punching the baddies right in the face. You’ll need to deploy everything in your arsenal, whether it’s collecting those iconic green agility orbs to run faster and jump higher, knocking some heads together to increase strength, or causing an endless amount of mayhem and destruction against your enemies with unique and bombastic weapons at your disposal to build your firearm skill. Did we mention Oblivion? Just a fun little gadget that shoots a black hole at enemies. No big deal.
You should be able to download Crackdown 3 on your Xbox One through the Game Pass app on your phone, too. Microsoft is even offering 2 months of Xbox Game Pass for only $2 to new subscribers, so if you don’t have the service yet, this might be the best time to get into it if you are looking to play Crackdown 3.