E3 2014: The Crew Trailer, Screenshots, Additional Details

Last night during Ubisoft’s conference we were given the opportunity to see more of one of their most ambitious titles, the racing MMO The Crew.  Ubisoft has provided the trailer from the conference, some screenshots, and a list of key features to get excited for the upcoming title that is set to go into beta in July and released to the next-gen consoles and PC on November 11, 2014.


The screenshots:

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The trailer:

The game may not look like Gran Turismo or Forza, but it still looks great, and to be racing around the country with people all over the world, forming your own crews for missions, I think we can forgive the attention to detail found in those other titles in exchange for the fun factor that is bound to be had here.

Finally, some key features for the game:

  • 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 roads 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 YOUR CAR FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE – Collect body and performance parts as you progress to customize and upgrade your licensed cars. Equip your ride with 5 different tuning specs (street, perf, dirt, raid, circuit) to adapt to different driving terrains. Choose from a wide range of perks to enhance your vehicle according to your driving style.
  • THE EXPERIENCE GOES ON, WHEREVER YOU ARE – Continue the experience on iOS, Android tablets, and on the web. Track of your friends’ performance and fine tune your ride before taking it live to set new records, or send your crew on jobs while on-the-go to earn more XP and parts.

I still can’t imagine doing a 2 hour race, let alone one with no loading times as you go state-to-state across the country, and with multiple people.  With second-screen technology built in via tablets/phones to build your cars and view your friends records, Ubisoft is truly pushing us into the next generation with this one.