The Crew 2 rumours: release date, gameplay, platforms
Everything we know about The Crew 2 so far, including the latest news and rumours about the gameplay, release date, and platforms.
Another massive open-world racer coming before April 2018
The Crew is a open-world racing game that came out in 2014. It really doesn’t feel like that long ago, but by the time the sequel appears it will be about four years old. Ubisoft announced The Crew 2 in its annual earnings call, along with Far Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed: Origins, but didn’t reveal any details about the game.
We’re sure to hear a lot more from Ubisoft at its press conference at E3 on 12 June, including the location, size of the map and – of course – some juicy trailers.
When is The Crew 2 out?
Ubisoft said that the game would be released within the next fiscal year, which means you’ll be able to play it – at the latest – by April 2018. Some sites are reporting it will be released before the end of 2017, but that it merely speculation at this point. If you can’t wait that long and you haven’t played The Crew for a while, don’t forget that an expansion pack was released in November 2016.
Calling All Units lets you play for the good guys, helping the FBI shut down a gang of illegal street racers, among other things. You can pick up the DLC for ?19.99 from Ubisoft’s store and it also includes the previous Wild Run expansion.
What platforms is it on?
There’s no official word, but we’d be surprised if Ubisoft changes anything.
The Crew is available on PC, Xbox One and PS4 so expect the same lineup for the sequel. However, given that there’s at least one new platform – the Nintendo Switch – it’s possible that The Crew 2 will also come out for this too.
What about the world and gameplay?
Although The Crew didn’t get the greatest of reviews, it still has around 5 million players and the open-world nature of it makes it great fun. In fact, the huge map which recreated pretty much the whole of the US (albeit scaled right down) was – and still is – the game’s highlight.
In real terms, there’s 5000 square kilometres to explore, and driving from coast to coast (from Miami to LA) takes about 45 minutes, it’s that big. So the big question is what Ubisoft is planning for The Crew 2. We don’t want another US-based game, but there’s plenty of other countries that would make for an interesting game.
Heck, it would be awesome to have a scaled-down Europe, or at least a few countries to skip between. There’s no offline mode in The Crew and it’s fair to say the game has had more than its fair share of technical problems and glitches. A sequel would need to be more robust, even if it sticks with the always-on internet requirement for both story mode and multiplayer.
Players will want to see a new selection of cars and other vehicles in the new game, but until we hear more from Ubisoft at E3, we won’t know what’s in store. All it has said so far, on Twitter, is “Beyond the road… Stay with us for more high octane thrills!”
Beyond the road…
We’ll be following the game’s development closely and updating this article as soon as we have more details, so be sure to bookmark the page.
- ^ see more by Jim Martin (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
- ^ The Crew (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
- ^ Far Cry 5 (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
- ^ Assassin’s Creed: Origins (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
- ^ Ubisoft’s store (store.ubi.com)
- ^ ?39.99 from Ubisoft (store.ubi.com)
- ^ https://t.co/SAFYt3ox7l (t.co)
- ^ pic.twitter.com/E5BttqCFuz (t.co)
- ^ 16 May 2017 (twitter.com)