The Crew 2
| Developer: Ivory Tower |
| Publisher: Ubisoft |
| Platform: PC, PS4, XBO |
| Release Date: Early 2018 |
| Genre: Racing, Open World |
| Website: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/game/the-crew-2 |
The newest iteration in the revolutionary franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created.
Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, action-packed, and beautiful playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A. Enjoy unrestrained exploration on ground, sea, and sky. From coast to coast, street and pro racers, off-road explorers, and freestylers gather and compete in all kinds of disciplines. Join them in high-octane contests and share every glorious moment with the world.
WELCOME TO MOTORNATION – TAKE THE CHALLENGE TO THE GROUND, SEA, AND SKY
Push boundaries and take on new experiences in iconic locations. Fly and spin through fog and clouds above the snowcapped Rocky Mountains, burn rubber in the backstreets of New York City, sweep through the Mississippi River, and explore every inch of the Grand Canyon. Driving your dream hypercar, riding some of the most iconic American bikes, and taking control of the swiftest aerobatic planes and powerboats: opportunities for fun and challenges are limitless in a fully redesigned USA.
BE THE CHAMPION YOU WANT TO BE
Join four different motorsports families from around the country: street and pro racers, off-road experts, and freestylers. They’ll hook you up with new rides, and they’ll introduce you to their own unique motorsports culture and set of disciplines. Through competitions and chance encounters, find and hone your personal style, collect and customize your dream rides, show them off in your HQ, and make your mark on the entire US motorsports scene.
SHARE AND SHINE IN A CONNECTED WORLD
The world of The Crew® 2 is fueled by the need to share your personal accomplishments and unique moments with friends and others – break records and be a pioneer! Every time you achieve something, it will be saved as a new challenge for other players, while you will be encouraged to surpass the feats of others. Capture and share all of your best moments with the press of a button.
E3 Reveals & Announcements
Having previously created an open-world playground for four-wheeled vehicles that spanned the roadways and off-roadways of the USA, the developers at Ivory Tower set their sights on the sky and the sea. Enter The Crew 2, the next iteration of the open-world driving playground, which will introduce bikes, boats, and airplanes to a fully redesigned map of the USA. The Crew 2 is scheduled to release early next year for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with enhancements for the PS4 Pro and Scorpio.
In order to optimize the open world for land, sea, and air vehicles, The Crew 2 will feature a completely redesigned map. Now you won’t just be able to drive across the Rocky Mountains – you’ll be able to soar through the clouds high above their majestic peaks. You won’t just off-road alongside the mighty Mississippi River, you’ll also speed down its waterways in a powerboat. The ability to switch between vehicle types on the fly opens up whole new realms of exploration, whether you’re flying through the Grand Canyon or motorbiking through the man-made canyons of New York City.
All throughout Motornation, as this land of vehicular freedom is officially called, you’ll find competitions and challenges waiting to test your skills. Furthermore, you’ll be able to capture and share your accomplishments with the press of a button, so you can throw down the gauntlet for your friends or just show off the cool stuff you’ve done.
It’s not just friends you’ll want to impress, however. There are four different motorsports families that you’ll meet and interact with, including street racers, pro racers, off-road experts, and freestylers. You’ll visit each group’s headquarters, where you’ll be able to acquire new rides and customize them. New rides and customization items can also be gained through competition or chance encounters, and you can take your time tweaking them any way you like in your own personal HQ.
Players who have spent time cruising the country in The Crew will be eligible for the Crew Rewards Program, a dedicated program to thank them for their support by offering up to 18 vehicles for their future journey in The Crew 2.
The Crew 2 is slated for release in early 2018 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with enhancements for the PS4 Pro and Scorpio. For more on The Crew 2 and all the other Ubisoft games announced at E3, stay tuned to UbiBlog.
JUNE 12, 2017: #UBIE3 KICKS OFF JUNE 12 WITH UBISOFT PRESS CONFERENCE
E3 2017 is less than two weeks away, and the buzz for the show is building to a crescendo. Ubisoft is busy preparing to help welcome the 15,000 fans who snapped up tickets to this year’s event – a first for the show – and the millions who will be watching and following online. Teams are putting the finishing touches on the demonstrations and trailers for this year’s games lineup, which promises to be one of the company’s biggest and boldest in years.
In an official statement, CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot said, “E3 is truly a moment of excitement and pride, not just for Ubisoft but for our entire industry. We’re looking forward to sharing our unique take on creating game worlds and our action-packed line-up with players, and to seeing what our fellow developers are working on.”
Ubisoft kicks things off Monday, June 12, at 1PM Pacific Time, with the Ubisoft E3 2017 Conference, live from the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The audience will be treated to a look at the latest from the next Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 5, the next Just Dance, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, The Crew 2, and many more. For those who can’t attend in person, the event will be broadcast live and on-demand at Ubisoft.com, Ubisoft’s YouTube channel, and Ubisoft’s Twitch channel.
Guillemot went on to say, “These great games are the result of the collective efforts of our talented teams from around the world, partnerships with some of the biggest names in entertainment, and contributions and feedback from the players themselves. That’s why we can’t wait for the thousands of fans attending this year’s E3, and the millions more watching from home, to discover what we have in store.”
The doors to the E3 show floor open at noon Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 13, and Ubisoft’s booth – located in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center – is being built to handle the additional traffic from 15,000 excited fans. Visitors will be treated to live entertainment throughout the week and will be eligible to win special, in-game content. Also, the Ubi Workshop will be selling apparel, accessories and collectibles from their latest collections.