Crackdown Demo Pushed BackCash-conscious next-gen gamers had January 18 marked off on their calendars as the day that the Crackdown demo was set for release. Unfortunately, news out of Microsoft Game Studios today will disappoint those who were looking for a free go at the game. Crackdowns demo has been pushed back "by several days" because it is going through the final steps of Microsofts certification process. The trial is still expected to be released this month, but no new date has been announced. Crackdown is rated M for Mature and will be released February 20.