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It feels like an awfully difficult time to release a game, in the aftermath of E3, but The Crew 2 is out this week. Ubisoft’s open-world racer has impressed during its beta tests and early impressions are positive. Just as we’ve come to expect, Nvidia has released a Day One Game Ready GeForce graphics card driver in order to provide optimal gaming performance in The Crew 2.
Ubisoft has announced a season pass for The Crew 2 and revealed its plans for free post-launch content. Developer Ivory Tower will be going the Rainbow Six: Siege route with its content, offering season pass owners seven days early access to new cars before providing them for free to all player one week later.
Buckle up, the closed beta for June's biggest release has gone live. If you've nabbed an invite, you can play The Crew 2 right now. I've been busy jumping into the closed beta for The Crew 2 to see what the fuss is all about. It's a Ubisoft gig so that naturally comes with a few skepticisms in terms of performance. Let's see how The Crew 2 holds up, keeping in mind this is still a beta test and results may vary for the final game.
The Crew 2 is kicking off a large-scale beta test at the end of this month and in the meantime, Ubisoft has revealed the official PC system requirements for its massive open-world racer. For the first time in the series, players can take to land, sea, and air, for racing hijinks, both online and offline. Flying a high-speed jet through a packed city surely doesn't take it easy on your graphics hardware though. Here's what you'll need to run The Crew 2 on PC.
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.
After a bit of a delay last year, Ubisoft has announced that The Crew 2 will be available on June 29th worldwide. Ahead of its launch, there will also be another beta test and Ubisoft is accepting sign-ups right now. Just head over here and pick your platform of choice.
Yesterday evening Ubisoft announced a trio of delays to investors. Far Cry 5 is the first to slip. Originally planned for February 27th, 2018, we’ll now have to wait until March 27th until we can go hillbilly bashing. The Crew 2 has suffered a deeper blow though, moving from March 16th to an undisclosed date in the first half of the fiscal year 2018-19, which runs from April through to September 2018. Lastly, a third game which hasn’t even been announced yet has been shunted back to the fiscal year 2019-20.
We’re entering a bit of a mad few months for racing game fans, yet one of the more off kilter offerings is coming by way of The Crew 2, courtesy of Ubisoft and Ivory Tower. They’ve shown off a new trailer for their multi-discipline open-world racing game for Gamescom 2017, highlighting how players can switch between their favourite air, land and sea vehicles with the push of a button. It all looks pretty fantastic, the Assassin’s Creed 2 to Assassin’s Creed, if you will, and now we know exactly when we can get our hands on it.
Ubisoft has released its quarterly financials during a fiscal call, and things are still trending upwards for the resurgent French publisher. Upcoming open-world racer The Crew 2 has already received more beta registrations than any game in Ubisoft’s history, while Skull & Bones has set the record for beta sign ups to a new IP.
Ubisoft often prides itself in delivering top-notch visual quality, but The Crew undoubtedly let the side down. Direct feed footage of The Crew 2 running on PC from E3 2017 indicates this won’t be the case for the sequel, however, with absolutely gorgeous open-world vistas giving way to packed city streets and picturesque bayous.
I seriously thought that one of the best highlights from E3 so far was Need For Speed: Payback, which will introduce some Fast and Furious type action mixed with an essence of Burnout. However, Ubisoft has gotten me even more intrigued with The Crew 2, which steps away from conventional street racing and goes far, far beyond.