The Crew (video game)

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The Crew
The Crew box art.jpg
Developer(s)Ivory Tower
Ubisoft Reflections
Publisher(s)Ubisoft
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date(s)Q3 2014[1]
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
 
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The Crew
The Crew box art.jpg
Developer(s)Ivory Tower
Ubisoft Reflections
Publisher(s)Ubisoft
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date(s)Q3 2014[1]
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The Crew is an upcoming racing video game set in an open world environment. It is being developed by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is expected to release in the third quarter of 2014.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The Crew is an open and persistent world for racing across the United States.[2] It takes 90 minutes to drive from coast to coast in-game.[2] The single-player campaign is 20 hours long,[3] and entails infiltrating criminal groups.[2] Missions can be played alone, with friends, or with online co-op matchmaking.[3] The multiplayer mode lets players create teams to compete online in races and other gametypes.[3] There are no in-game loading screens or pauses.[2] Players can also build cars with a tie-in app for iOS and Android.[2]

The Crew creative director Julian Gerighty has called the game a role-playing game with large-scale multiplayer elements.[3] The multiplayer is not separate from the single-player.[3] Players can form "crews" to race together or against ghost records.[2]

Development[edit]

The Ivory Tower development team includes former Eden Games employees, and is receiving assistance from Ubisoft Reflections.[3] The game plans to use the new consoles' social and cooperative play features.[3] Polygon described the game as Ubisoft's effort "to make a significant dent in Need for Speed's dominance in arcade-action racing."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Goldfarb, Andrew (October 15, 2013). "Watch Dogs, The Crew Delayed Deep into 2014". IGN. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Prescott, Shaun. "The Crew: Ubisoft's online racer outshines Sony and Microsoft offerings". Computer and Video Games. Future Publishing. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Campbell, Colin (June 10, 2013). "The Crew is Ubisoft's social racing gambit". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 

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