This fall, Ubisoft will release The Crew, an open-world racing game, for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The game’s mission is to infiltrate an illegal street racing gang and interrupt its activities in various cities across the United States. There is a 20-hour, single-player campaign during which gamers take on missions alone, with friends or with other co-op players. In multi-player mode, gamers create their own crew to compete against other factions in races and other challenges.
The Crew will feature micro-transactions, but the publisher promises that the extra purchases will only benefit gamers who lack the patience to attain certain items through gameplay and that they won’t tilt the game’s balance.
“We can confirm that performance parts can be unlocked through progression as well as micro-transactions. All content can be unlocked through progression, but for busy gamers who want to save some time, they will have the opportunity to buy some items in-game,” a Ubisoft rep told VideoGamer. “We’re not going to stop you from progressing, but it’ll be more time.”
The title, which will rely on peer-to-peer connections as opposed to dedicated servers, will require an Internet connection. When asked what happens if your Internet connection crashes, creative director Julian Gerighty told VideoGamer, “I think it’s going to kick you out of the race. It’s one of those things, that the game needs to work with an Internet connection, so I think you’re going to lose the race you’re in.”
You’ll more than likely end up all the way back at the title screen. “I’d have to get more details to give you a complete rundown. That said, it’s safe to say that if you’re doing a mission, you lose your Internet connection, you’re kicked back to the boot screen,” Gerighty said. “Then the host will migrate to somebody else.”
Limited and Muscle Editions are available for pre-order for the XBO and PS4. The Limited Edition gives you 10,000 bonus Crew Credits and access to cars like the BMW Z4, Mini Cooper S and Dodge Ram SRT-10. The Muscle Edition, a GameStop exclusive, gives you access to everything in the Limited Edition plus the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The standard edition will cost $60. Prices of the Limited and Muscle editions have not yet been released.
Check out the gameplay trailer below.
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