'Crackdown 3' is finally coming to Xbox in February 2019.

Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3

The open world action-adventure game was originally due for release in 2016 and has suffered several setbacks and delays since.

But Microsoft unveiled new footage of the highly-anticipated game at their E3 2018 media briefing, confirming the new sale date as February 2019.

The video suggested the game has seen a lot of changes since it was last previewed in 2017, with a graphical improvement and a cel-shaded Terry Crews wreaking destruction in open world.

The official description of the Sumo Digital production promises: "Homing rocket launchers, vortex cannons and transforming vehicles. Get ready to step up your boom and play as Terry Crews' Commander Jaxon in Crackdown 3. Coming February 2019."

The game will hit selves nine years after the 2010 release of Xbox 360 video game 'Crackdown 2' and will focus on a Microsoft Azure-powered mass scale destruction that enables everything in the game to be destroyed.

Last year, it was announced the release was being put back to Spring 2018, only for further delays to be confirmed.

Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis said in an interview with Polygon: "'Crackdown 3' is a hugely ambitious game and we want to ensure we deliver the right experiences all the way through every part of the game, whether that's campaign, co-op multiplayer or our competitive multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone.

"Getting the balance right between the three modes is important, and we are going to take the extra development time to ensure that.

"I'm proud of the progress and dedication the 'Crackdown 3' team has shown and their deep passion and love for this IP. We think it deserves the time we're giving it."