Look, I know there’s a dearth of big releases right now, but it won’t be like this forever. Ivory Coast’s The Crew 2 is just around the corner, right after E3 2018 in fact, but if you’re interested in the open-world racing sequel then you may be able to get your hands on it even earlier than that.
The Crew 2 is getting a large-scale closed beta test on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those who sign up will be able to hit the land, sea, and air from May 31st through to June 4th. There’ll also be a pre-load available for The Crew 2 beta from May 29th.
Players will get total access to the first level of the progression system in The Crew 2 and will be able to compete in races split across four distinct disciplines - Street Race, Rally Raid, Powerboat, and Aerobatics. Ubisoft’s a tiny bit vague on what’s included, but it sounds as if the entire map may be playable, and players will be able to use the new Fast-Fav feature to instantly switch their vehicle type on the fly. You could be flying a plane one moment, for instance, before transforming into a boat and splashing down into the Hudson River.
“Developed by Ubisoft Ivory Tower based in Lyon, France, The Crew 2 will let players experience the thrill of the American motorsports spirit inside a fully redesigned USA,” says Ubisoft. “The game’s playground pushes physical boundaries to let driving and open world fans test their skills, solo or with friends, in non-stop competition and exploration. From coast to coast, drivers will explore America and compete to become the greatest motorsports champion by collecting a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats and planes, and dominating the motorsports scene on the land, on the water and in the air.”
Along with news on the closed beta, Ubisoft also winged over a brand spanking new trailer, showcasing the various vehicles that’ll be at players’ fingertips.
If you’re intrigued by The Crew 2’s closed beta then just head over to the official site and register your interest. You’ll have to pick your platform of choice and you’ll also need a Ubisoft account, which for PC gamers just means your Ubisoft log-in.
The Crew 2 is out on June 29th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.