Crackdown Patched Before It Hits Shelves

Microsoft says that is has, will or is planning – we are really confused, sorry – to patch Crackdown to help improve portions of the game online play, to fix lag and other technical stuff. “This update will address some matchmaking and minor stuttering issues during certain cooperative play sessions via Xbox Live and System Link,” the publisher said. “The update will help ensure a more smooth and seamless cooperative gameplay experience for Crackdown fans everywhere.

The way the above was worded seems to hint the patch is ready but will not go up on Live till the game release date. So, if you did manage to get a copy of the game early – you lucky git – then you will probably have to put up with a few technical issues till the rest of the world catches up with you.