Ubisofts The Crew - Hands On Details Revealed

Written by Michael Angelo on Sun, Jun 23, 2013 12:07 PM
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At E3, Ubisoft announced their upcoming next-gen driving game "The Crew", a driving game in an open-world setting based on a huge map of the entire United States for the players to explore and roam around.

Recently new information came out about some of the gameplay details we can expect from The Crew...

Check out the summary of all the collected details below.

- The Crew will include a full damage system via a life gauge. It will diminish each time the player hits something, the amount of life lost depending on how big the crash is. The bar will then replenish by itself until a certain point, that point being reached faster and faster as time goes by. After some time, the car will have to be repaired. Handling will be affected by the damages but only when they become pretty significant. The cars will get scratched or dented, the bumpers can fall down or hang off and if your vehicle is in bad shape, some scraping sounds or squeaky noises will be heard as you drive around or brake.

- Multiplayer will work like in TDU (Test Drive Unlimited), meaning up to 8 players will be able to join the same session in what the developers call a bubble. In each bubble, 8 players will be able to meet with friends or compete against other crews. We've been told that people in your friends list will be seen in priority to make it easier for everyone to regroup, leaving no need to find a deserted area as a rally point.

- In-game display should be entirely tweakable so you won't have to see the icons indicating the different landmarks or missions when in free ride, it will be up to you if you want to see them or not. Everything will be done via the in-game smart phone, which serves as a menu.

- Each zone will have its own flora and fauna. In the desert, you will see vultures while there will be flamingos in Miami or pigeons in most cities. You will also see moose or deer for example.

- Since its an Open-World game, a few examples of the famous cities you will be able to visit are Chicago, Detroit, Saint Louis, New York, Washington D.C, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, Key West, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, San Francisco and a whole bunch of villages too.

- The country is divided into 5 different zones which unlock every 10 levels, level 50 being the highest one.

- The Crew allows to change cars on the fly without having to return to your headquarters.

- Car handling will depend on the terrain type.

The Crew is a racing video game co-developed by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections. The game is still in development and is expected to release in early 2014 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Does these new details make you more excited about the game? And how will this new IP fare against upcoming games like Need for Speed:Rivals, Gran Turismo 6 and Forza 5? Tell us below

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17:28 Jul-17-2013

Hmmmm....looks good...

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05:47 Jul-18-2013

Gooooood ;)

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14:11 Jul-15-2013

I really hope they will create crazy character like Vaas

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01:32 Jul-16-2013

Dude, this is strictly a racing game... if you want crazy characters, wait for GTA V

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07:49 Jul-01-2013

Does this title remind you a bit of Fast and Furious? In the famous words of vin Diesel, "Ride or Die."

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14:51 Jun-24-2013

This game sounds like it will be a epic racing experience, just hope the handling and driving lives up to my imagination =)

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13:35 Jun-24-2013

i'm thinking about the day i can ride a dodge challenger and ram my friend's house lol,entire united state...if you know what i mean

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13:57 Jun-24-2013

and im thinking about the day i can ride a Mustang GT 500 and pull of a bank heist and then go to a strip club in vegas in a veyron. unfortunatly i doubt i will get the opportunity in real and virtual world ;'(

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06:28 Jun-24-2013

This looks real promising. Better then what NFS has out for the time being. I hope Ubi writes one hell of a good story line as that's the backbone of good games.

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08:18 Jun-24-2013

of what I understand of their official website, the game won't be on PC :/

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08:25 Jun-24-2013

it will, check the PC box art...

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10:16 Jun-26-2013

Trailer says PC at the end

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17:35 Jun-26-2013

it's weird, I saw PC logo in the end of trailer too...

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18:06 Jun-26-2013

So what gave you the impression that this game isn't for PC?

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18:17 Jun-26-2013

the first thing I see when I open their homesite says:
"BE PART OF THE CREW
The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game developed exclusively for next-gen consoles. It takes you and your friends on a reckless ride inside a massive, open-world recreation of the United States."


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18:55 Nov-12-2013

But why can i buy it on Amazon for pc?
:)

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09:11 Jun-24-2013

I doubt there will be any story, also of what I have seen so far, the game world won't be as big as people think...

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10:06 Jun-24-2013

Well, read this. It might not be true, of course, but it's there saying there's a 20 hour story. Wherever that was officially stated :P Maybe someone will ask in the forums.

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10:13 Jun-24-2013

early 2014....can't wait anyway =Đ

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10:20 Jun-24-2013

Me neither :)

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07:15 Jun-30-2013

Imo that is pretty huge considering it will be a crap ton bigger from the ground point of view.

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06:12 Jun-26-2013

All I can say for now is I hope they don't disappoint. " It takes 90 minutes to drive from coast to coast in-game." Wiki
I'm honestly not sure what to think of that. I'm just waiting in anticipation :)

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02:39 Jun-24-2013

"entire united state"?,this is going to be cool..

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07:13 Jun-24-2013

I doubt that would be possible O.O the us is is 9,629,091 square kilometers (3,717,792 square miles) The biggest game on previous gen was fuel i think and it was 14,400 km². they say the game is going to be divided into different zones so...

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19:54 Jun-23-2013

I want crash day 2/carmageddon/Mad cars 2 co op with graphics and gameplay like this,i'm bored of almost the same legal racing...with similar gameplay and no story.
Sorry my english;)

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16:38 Jun-23-2013

man, i just upgraded my rig, now i hafta upgrade again for this

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16:43 Jun-23-2013

Don't worry, you can still Max COD: Ghosts with that ;P

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16:51 Jun-23-2013

XDDDDDDDD, feels like im being bitch slapped

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19:09 Jun-23-2013

LOL ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ

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16:32 Jun-23-2013

NFS- RIP for sure (but only for now)
The Crew - f**k yeah maybe it will be better than ungerground 2 but NFSU2 is the legend (but only for now).

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16:35 Jun-23-2013

NFS-U2 was, is and always will be..... LEGENDARY ;)

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16:46 Jun-23-2013

U2 was awesome! But I will still forever be a fan of Pre-UG NFS.
:D

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16:48 Jun-23-2013

Have you ever taken a lake wash ocean bath? ;P

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17:01 Jun-23-2013

LOL . . . no.
xD

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17:05 Jun-23-2013

Me neither :}

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16:40 Jun-23-2013

I still have a bad feeling about The Crew...
...I know, even I was amazed by its trailers, but still there's something wrong about it...

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16:43 Jun-23-2013

Needs a little more realism, maybe??
I think that would make it awesome.
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16:10 Jun-23-2013

It's looking quite good so far-can't wait for it!
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15:42 Jun-23-2013

This probably will be a good game.Tell me a game from Ubisoft that was really stupid.Cause i don't really know one.This one also looks amazing.And the whole map of USA to play on ? Fine by me :D

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15:47 Jun-23-2013

seems quite ridiculous to me;
really stupid game from Ubisoft...hmm newer Assassin's Creeds are getting stupid :P

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16:38 Jun-23-2013

huahahahahahahhahaaaa

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19:04 Jun-23-2013

lol :D

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22:57 Jun-28-2013

True dat :p

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Challenge Accepted

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14:04 Jun-23-2013

can i max it

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19:08 Jun-23-2013

Wait for official Requirements. :P

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13:49 Jun-23-2013

Looks nice, like a fully fledged version of NFS:WORLD

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13:47 Jun-23-2013

"..Chicago, Detroit, Saint Louis, New York, Washington D.C, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, Key West, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, San Francisco and a whole bunch of villages too.." SHIIIET, challenge accepted =Đ

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13:51 Jun-23-2013

I wanted to accept the challenge too
but then i had a look at my rig :'(

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13:52 Jun-23-2013

hahaa, I meant CHALLENGE..if you know what I mean :P

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13:55 Jun-23-2013

Time to cancel my pre-order for NFS: Rivals ;)

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13:56 Jun-23-2013

well I haven't made the game yet, tested just some little map of 8x8 km, took over 3 minutes to drive from one end to another :Đ

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13:59 Jun-23-2013

you alone or is there anyone with you in this?

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14:05 Jun-23-2013

couple buddies also, for ex. slavepetrich here from GD :)

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14:06 Jun-23-2013

oh, nice...
hope it turns out as good as i want it to ;)

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14:10 Jun-23-2013

new video will appear as soon as video #4 reaches 1000 views :Đ :P

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14:12 Jun-23-2013

hmm... Good Luck :]

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17:47 Jun-23-2013

I won't be of much use for you. But yeah I can Drift test your Vehicles to their extreme.

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17:47 Jun-23-2013

And I wanna Click that Car List so badly...

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17:50 Jun-23-2013

hehe..ahahaa...erm yea I should also update the website a bit :P

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17:51 Jun-23-2013

btw since you mentioned drift, go find out how to adjust default HMMWV to drift :P

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17:56 Jun-23-2013

Lower the car a bit. Decrease the Grip a bit and Do a lot of Space bar. Smaller tires also help.

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18:03 Jun-23-2013

do you have CryEngine3 SDK installed ? try it yourself...now! =Đ

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19:24 Jun-23-2013

Yeah I have it. But I want your Beta now. So that I can test it for drift.

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13:53 Jun-23-2013

spoiler alert :P

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13:19 Jun-23-2013

Usually a fan of sci-fi racers, I find myself mostly turned off by modern driving games. However, this one has my attention. Burnout was really the only 'modern-day' driving game I did enjoy, simply for the spectacular crashes and the variety of vehicles one could drive. What I would honestly like to see is more racers with weapons, Vigilante 8-style.
Still, as I said, this game has my attention, as any game that promises open-world gameplay usually does. Perhaps I will try it out. The graphics surely do not look like they will disappoint.

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13:18 Jun-23-2013

Well, I am really tempted to see how Ubisoft fares in Racing games. I can even confirm that if NFS Rivals is not something new or does not include a story, The Crew will effortlessly throw it away. I just hope The Crew has an interesting singleplayer story and not focusing mainly on Multiplayer.

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13:15 Jun-23-2013

I hope there's cockpit view, I doubt it though so I'm going to keep telling myself that it's behind the car perspective I will be playing from :/

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Don't worry, there is :)

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13:36 Jun-23-2013

Thank you :D That sounds really awesome.

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13:45 Jun-23-2013

Pleasure my friend :D Hope its good

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13:07 Jun-23-2013

Such a huge world... And all you can do is driving around...

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yes it does feel kinda empty....but if the graphics are pretty and if the car handling and overall gameplay are nothing like nfs, than it will be awesome ;)

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