is an upcoming racing video game set in an open world environment. A combination multiplayer and single player game, The Crew follows four-player car teams who work... read more
is an upcoming racing video game set in an open world environment. A combination multiplayer and single player game, The Crew follows four-player car teams who work together to complete objectives in cities and countryside across the United States.
It is being developed by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
The Crew is an open and persistent world for racing across the United States. It takes 90 minutes to drive from coast to coast in-game. The single-player campaign is 20 hours long, and entails infiltrating criminal groups. Players can also participate in mini-games called skills that are peppered across the world. They are triggered when a player drives through them and it involves completing challenges such as weaving through gates and staying as close to a racing line for a period of time. Players' scores are automatically saved so friends can try and beat their scores, in similar fashion to how Autolog works in games of the Need For Speedfranchise. Missions can be played alone, with friends, or with online co-op matchmaking. The multiplayer mode lets a maximum of 8 players to compete in races and other gametypes. There are no in-game loading screens or pauses. Players can also build cars with a tie-in app for iOS and Android.
The Crew creative director Julian Gerighty has called the game a role-playing game with large-scale multiplayer elements. The multiplayer is not separate from the single-player. Players can form "crews" to race together or against ghost records.
On the 21st of July 2014, Ubisoft released a closed beta of The Crew on the PC for a limited time only. The beta allowed players to play a portion of the story-driven missions in the Mid-West and East Coast and free roam the entire United States of America at their own pace. Cars and a variety of other things such as driver levels and specifications for cars were limited. The second closed beta has been announced for PC taking place from August the 25th to 29th.
The Ivory Tower development team includes former Eden Games employees, and is receiving assistance from Ubisoft Reflections. The game plans to use the new consoles' social and cooperative play features.
On August 13, 2014, Ubisoft confirmed that the game will be released on the Xbox 360 the same date as the other versions, with Asobo Studio leading the developed and Ivory Tower, Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft Shanghai providing support. The reason Ubisoft is porting the game to Xbox 360 but not to the PlayStation 3 or Wii U is because Xbox 360 is closer to "new-gen's technical infrastructure".
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