The Crew – Road Tested

Gamers and car enthusiasts have at least one thing in common: They both like to take things for a test drive. That’s partly why The Crew has hosted four closed betas, allowing numerous players to test out the game while the dev team gathered invaluable feedback to help make the experience even better. Many of you already had a chance to hit the road, test out the gameplay – and are eager to jump back in. We look forward to many more of you trying us out on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 in the open beta starting tomorrow. We can’t wait to see the rest of you again this December.

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We also know that many of you will be eager to turn to experts for their professional advice. You want to read how the pros feel after their carefully considered road tests of The Crew. While we totally understand (hey, we read reviews, too!), The Crew was built from the beginning to be a living playground full of driving fans, so it’s only possible to assess our game in its entirety with other real players in the world. And by other, we mean thousands and thousands and thousands of players – something that can’t be simulated with a handful of devs playing alongside the press.

For this very reason, The Crew will be available to media to begin their reviews when the game launches on December 2. There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale. While we fully anticipate that you might see some reviews immediately at launch – largely built around the preview sessions we facilitated during the past months or the limited content of the closed and open betas – they won’t be based on optimal conditions or reflect the finished game. We sincerely hope everyone will take the time to customize their ride as they progress through all five regions, explore every corner of the map solo and with friends, dive into our competitive and cooperative mechanics, race to the end of the main campaign, choose a Faction and compete with your crew in Factions Wars, and so much more.

The Crew is all about social gameplay. Indeed, it’s as easy to partner with a pair of strangers as it is with your carefully chosen crew, then speed through a variety of missions or challenges in the game’s seamless open world. Even when you’re taking a solitary cruise through one of America’s great cities, you’ll continuously pass by other real-life gamers, all of whom bring The Crew’s America to life.

We look forward to welcoming you all to The Crew’s playground, a living world full of friends and potential rivals, where you’ll never drive alone. The Crew will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on December 2. Meanwhile, be sure to join us in the open beta, which starts tomorrow, November 25.

For the latest on The Crew, check out these UbiBlog features:

The Crew – Faction Wars and Late-Game Content

The Crew – Season Pass

The Crew – Vehicle Specs

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The Crew

Release date — November 17, 2015
Developer — Ivory Tower/Reflections
The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game developed exclusively for next-gen consoles and high-end PCs that leverages the new hardware capabilities to connect players online like never before. The Crew takes you and your friends on a reckless ride inside a massive, open-world recreation of the United States that is brimming with exciting challenges. Generous in content and tailored for the connected generation, The Crew is the next-gen game that redefines action-driving.

ESRB Rating: TEEN with Language, Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence.
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Gary Steinman has won numerous editorial awards, but you probably don’t care about that. He also ran multiple industry leading publications and websites including PlayStation: The Official Magazine,, PC Gamer and Newtype USA – but that’s all in the past. The real truth about Gary? He loves cats, he takes too many selfies on Facebook (according to one co-worker, at least), and he occasionally crochets. And now he’s helping share stories about Ubisoft’s amazing games and their incredible creators in his role overseeing the UbiBlog and other select Ubisoft social channels. Follow him on Twitter: @GarySteinman