Over the weekend, video game publisher Ubisoft confirmed that players will soon be entering the open-world racing universe of their The Crew franchise again in only a few more months. A 29 June 2018 release date has been locked in for The Crew 2, to launch simultaneously on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC gaming platform.
Developed once again by their Ivory Tower development studio, they set out with the goal of letting “players experience the thrill of the American motorsports spirit inside a fully redesigned USA. According to Ubisoft:
“The game’s playground pushes physical boundaries to let driving and open world fans test their skills, solo or with friends, in nonstop 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. They will find challenges and inspiration among four different motorsports families: street racing, off-road, pro racing and freestyle, and will be given a broad set of options among a wide selection of vehicle types.”
As is typical with these release date announcements, Ubisoft have confirmed that a special edition of The Crew 2 is being offered. Known as the ‘Motor Edition’, this will let players have access to the game three days early on 26 June 2018. Available exclusively through the Ubisoft Store, this edition also includes:
- The Crew 2 Gold Edition and Season Pass – Which will provide access to new vehicles, outfits and other content.
- The Motorsports Deluxe Pack – Granting access to unique outfits and vehicles. Some of the vehicles available via this pack include the FORD F-150 RAPTOR RACE TRUCK 2017, PILATUS PC-21 AIR RACE EDITION 2002 Plane and the ABARTH 500 MONSTER TRUCK EDITION 2008.
- A collector’s box which includes a customised American The Crew 2 license plate, a Steelbook, official Roadmap of the game and four original stickers.
Those who pre-order the game will also receive access to the Legendary Motors Pack, which gives access to other vehicles such as the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 and the HARLEY-DAVIDSON® IRON 883TM 2017.