Wondering About: The Crew

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So Ubisoft has a new racing game called The Crew and there are a lot of things people have been ‘Wondering About’. The amount of cars? The scale of the map? Single player modes and online play? Is there a story and how deep does the car customization actually go? Well sit back and relax as we find out all about The Crew.

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Overview
Ubisoft has this to say about their new game

“The Crew is a revolutionary driving game developed exclusively for next-gen consoles and high-end PCs that leverages the new hardware capabilities to connect players online like never before. The Crew takes you and your friends on a reckless ride inside a massive, open-world recreation of the United States that is brimming with exciting challenges. Generous in content and tailored for the connected generation, The Crew is the next-gen game that redefines a genre.”

Storyline
You will have you take part in a relentless ride to infiltrate and overtake the 510s, a gang grown around Detroit’s illegal street racing scene. Your plan? Grow your rep in the underground-racing scene and sabotage their activities city-by-city all across a fully-open world United States.

Maneuver through the bustling streets of New York City and Los Angeles, cruise down sunny Miami Beach, or trek through the breathtaking plateaus of Monument Valley. Each locale comes with its own set of surprises and driving challenges to master. On your journey you will encounter other players on the road – all potentially worthy companions to crew up with, or future rivals to compete against.

Set in a persistent, massive and living world, The Crew is driving at its most exciting, varied, and open.

Key Features

NEVER DRIVE ALONE
Jump in and out seamlessly and build your crew of four through bonding or intense rivalry. Whether your objective is to take down a convoy or to escape the police, achieving it with friends ensures a fresh experience each time you join in.

A PLAYGROUND OF UNPRECEDENTED SCOPE AND VARIETY
The entire United States is your driving playground – all the roads coast-to-coast and everything in between. Every type of terrain imaginable is yours to master – from downtown city streets to suburbs, hillsides, cornfields, canyons, desert dunes, or even race tracks.

PREPARE FOR THE NEXT JOB
An extensive tuning system combining depth and simplicity allows you to collect cosmetic and performance parts and customize your licensed cars according to your style and driving preferences.

THE EXPERIENCE GOES ON, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Continue the experience on iOS, Android tablets, and on the web. Keep track of your friends performances and tinker with your ride before playing it live to set new records, or send your crew on jobs on-the-go to gain more XP and parts.

Useful Facts

  • Founded in 2007 by veterans of the video game industry, Ivory Tower are making the game on PC (and probably the Xbox One) but the PS4 version is being made by..
  • UK-based Ubisoft Reflections. Not only that, they are handling the sound, script, the skill challenges and building the in-game state of Texas.
  • Moving The Crew across from PC to PlayStation 4 was accomplished in six months with a team of just two to three people working on it.
  • Missions include the usual variety: Race, Takedown and Outrun plus much more. Then there are the skill challenges like Speed, Scramble, Precision, Climb and Escape.
  • It takes 90 minutes to drive from coast to coast in-game. I wonder if there’ll be a trophy for that?
  • There are no in-game loading screens or pauses.

As of this writing, The Crew is expected to be released in late 2014.

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Written by Chazz Harrington

Chazz Harrington

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  • killerseyton

    Wow 90 minutes to drive across the Map. This game sounds incredible.

    • ChazzH69

      Would you do the cross-country drive if it had a trophy at the end?

      • killerseyton

        I dont really look at trophies anymore, but I would drive across the map for free. Just put on PSNation and do laps across America. Easy.

  • Biddaman

    Really excited for this game.

  • elijahcuddlefish

    I hate how they try to disguise the way this game actually looks in the trailer. I really don’t care about graphics, it’s just kind of a shady move. C’mon, it’s 2014, those tricks don’t work anymore.