Ubisoft has detailed
its post-launch vision for The Crew 2 ahead of its worldwide release on
June 29th, 2018. Whilst motorsport enthusiasts from all over the world can
explore and conquer the USA from its official launch date, the team at Ivory
Tower has many new adventures and content planned for The Crew 2 in the weeks
and months that follow its release.
In fact, the developer has detailed three key areas it will
focus on for its post-launch vision for the game. These include polish, densification
and novelty. “Polish is integral to all live games and involves continuously
refining and improving the game in any way we can,” Ubisoft said.
Whilst The Crew 2 already offers a mammoth selection of activities
across its fourteen motorsport disciplines offered by four racing-focused
families, as well as several open-world challenges, the team want to always
ensure there’s a wide selection of fresh activities in The Crew 2 by adding new
events skills, vehicles and more to existing Disciplines and features.
Ivory Tower will also add brand-new features in The Crew 2,
and these range from new Disciplines, such as Hovercraft in September’s Gator
Rush update, to exciting new game modes such as PVP Lobbies in December. These
additions are obviously larger than adding new events to existing disciplines
in the game, and thus require more development and testing time.
“These three pillars tie in to our desire to provide the
very best possible experience for all our players; we want to ensure that The
Crew 2 runs smoothly and that nothing gets in the way of your enjoyment of the
game,” the developer noted. “Among other things, this means checking that
planned content and features all work exactly as intended before adding them to
One of those features is PVP Lobbies, which were originally
planned for launch but still require some polish before they’re ready for the
public. These will be coming in December, but the full co-op experience, as
well as global and focused leaderboards, will be available at launch from June
29th. This allows you to compete against friend and foe for the top spot in all
events and skills, or complete race events and motorsport disciplines as a team
in co-op campaign.
Ubisoft will release major free updates for The Crew 2 every
three months to expand the game experience, enrich its open-world and introduce
new disciplines, modes and features. The Gator Rush update mentioned earlier
will allow players to enjoy “a tropical cocktail of bouncy fun and wacky races
on all kinds of surfaces and playgrounds, mastering a new and exotic
discipline: the Hovercraft.” This update will also include five new vehicles to
collect, customize and race, as well as a new ‘Legendary’ rarity level on
performance parts that players can unlock in the game.
In addition to these major updates, two new vehicles will be
added to The Crew 2 on a monthly basis, and Season Pass owners will have seven
days early access to these vehicles. Ubisoft said a total of 22 vehicles will be
added in these post-launch updates.
Other benefits for Season Pass holders include three
exclusive vehicles from launch – the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, the Supermarine
Spitfire MK IX and the Ice Marine Bladerunner 35, an “exclusive house location”
with two exclusive outfits for customizing your racer, and a 20% ‘VIP’ discount
for all items from the in-game store, which applies to purchasing new vehicles
and customization options.
“Continuous expansion and renewal has always been at the
core of our vision for the franchise,” said Ahmed Boukhelifa, Ivory Tower
Managing Director. “For players, this means they will always find new
activities and things to discover – or re-discover from another perspective.”
Players who are eager to get their hands-on with The Crew 2
can look forward to the Open Beta. Following the Closed Beta,
which concluded earlier this month, Ubisoft will throw open the gates of its motorsport-inspired
USA to all aspiring racers. It’ll be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and
PC, and Ubisoft teased that more details will be shared on the Open Beta at E3
The Ubisoft E3
2018 Briefing is dated for Monday, June 11th at 9pm BST (1pm PDT, 4pm EDT)
and will be hosted at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
“You – the community – play a leading role in the post
launch plans and test process, and to this end hundreds of players have already
participated in Technical Tests,” Ubisoft added. “They have been a huge part of
bringing The Crew 2 to life, and we will definitely maintain this dynamic
The Crew 2 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and
PC on June 29th, 2018. It also takes advantage of the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
consoles to deliver 4K visuals. It will be available 3 days early, on June
26th, 2018, for Gold Edition owners on all aforementioned platforms.
The Season Pass for The Crew 2 comes bundled with the Gold Edition
and Motor Edition of the game – the latter of which can only be acquired on
the Ubisoft Store. The Motor Edition of The
Crew 2 features an American License Plate, a Steelbook, the official Roadmap of
the game, and four original stickers based on the motorsport families within
For more on The Crew 2, be sure to hit up our exclusive
preview coverage, including a detailed
look at Ubisoft’s latest open-world experience, as well as the content
creator tools found in the game. There’s also exclusive capture from the Xbox One X version
of The Crew 2, including the introductory
race event and a first-look at the Street Racing discipline.
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