Crackdown Hint at Xbox One Event 'Wasn't Accidental' Says Exec

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A month ago at the Xbox One's debut event, Crackdown fans thought they spied a sly visual reference to the game's agility orb collectibles. They did, according to Phil Spencer, the boss of Microsoft Studios.

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Spencer told IGN the inclusion (above, as originally spied by NeoGAF) was on purpose. "The homage to Crackdown in the reveal screenshots was ... I know there was some, like, 'Did we accidentally sneak that...?' It wasn't accidental. Definitely." Spencer went on to say that a franchise like Crackdown would be a natural for a console with cloud-based features such as the Xbox One. It probably also helps that Crackdown was an Xbox 360 exclusive.

If this is a deliberate tease of Crackdown 3 or some other sequel, then who is making it? Original developer Realtime Worlds is no more, gone bankrupt after the crime MMO APB failed shortly after launch. Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games said back in February that it wasn't working on a sequel.

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Microsoft Exec: Crackdown Isn't Dead [IGN via Eurogamer]

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Does this seriously say "Bing Games" instead of "Find Games"? Lol.

Only Google deserves to be verb-ified.

And if someone tells me to bing something, I'm going to bong them over the head.

Edit: I just realized another reason why this looks ridiculous. It's like when Justin Bieber said Anne Frank would've been a Belieber. It's one thing when your fans or the public use a word/phrase like that. It just looks egotistical and ridiculous when you yourself say it.