The Crackdown 3 release date may be over a week away, but Microsoft has just revealed how you can play the Xbox One game early.
Crackdown 3 has a February 15 release date on Xbox One and Windows PC.
But in a surprise announcement, Microsoft has told fans that the game will be playable today.
Unfortunately, however, the “Wrecking Zone” test is only available to members of the Xbox Insiders program.
“The Wrecking Zone Technical Test will begin Thursday, February 7 with installation beginning at 9am PST/5 pm UTC and the first playtests beginning at 12pm PST/8pm UTC, exclusively for Xbox Insiders,” reads a Microsoft post.
“Members of the Xbox Insider Program will play the Agent Hunter game mode on the Blackout Zone map, where combatants score points by taking out opposing Agents and collecting their Badges.”
The Wrecking Zone is the fully-destructible area that’s powered by Cloud technology.
“Wrecking Zone is built on brand-new technology that utilizes the cloud in ways never been done before, enabling players the ability to destroy entire buildings and cause mayhem on an unprecedented scale,” Microsoft continues.
“We’ve been playing and simulating games internally every day, but nothing beats real-world data and feedback from you.
“That’s why we’re opening-up Wrecking Zone for a Technical Test with the Xbox Insider community, who have been at the forefront of helping us make sure everything clicks together.”
If you’re not an Xbox Insider but fancy checking the game out early, Microsoft has some words of advice.
“If you’re interested in becoming an Xbox Insider to participate in the Wrecking Zone Technical Test, simply download the Xbox Insider Hub from the Store on your dashboard.
“From there, launch the app, head to the Insider Content section and download the Wrecking Zone: Technical Test.”
The full Crackdown 3 experience will be available from February 15.
Xbox Games Pass subscribers will be able to play the game on day-one as part of their membership.