The Crew 2 has been delayed deeper into 2018

We’ve known Ubisoft was working on a sequel to driving MMO The Crew since this past spring, when the company confirmed what it would one month later debut at E3. By Gamescom, The Crew 2 even had a firm date – March 16th, 2018 – and was dropping preorder-bonus trailers.

But today Ubisoft announced a delay for multiple games in its working-on stable, including TC2. It’s a significant and vague delay that could see the game almost a year away. In its statement to its community, Ubisoft acknowledges that the game is ambitious indeed and that it’s received a lot of feedback on how the game has progressed since then.

“In order to truly stand by our promise, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release date to between april/september 2018. While we’re excited to share the joys of Motornation with you as soon as possible, we don’t want to do so before the game is ready. This new window will allow us to deliver an experience that fulfils both our fans’ and our own quality expectations. In this light, we will also use the extra time to continue running test phases and allow as many of you as possible to get hands-on with the game. Player feedback and its integration remain integral to attaining our vision, and the development team is excited by the prospect of working further with our amazing community.”

Massively OP’s Andrew Ross took some hands-on time with the demo last summer at E3, finding that it was surprisingly fun and accessible (even if he did prefer Mario Kart).

Source: Reddit, Kotaku
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zeko_rena

Do me a favor and just delay it till never…. lol

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smulb

I hate car games.

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zeko_rena

I personally love them, however The Crew was the worst I have ever played.

I would recommend Test Drive Unlimited 2 or Forza Horizon 2 or 3 if anyone was looking for an open world car game.

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Rees Racer

I actually invested quite a lot of time into The Crew, and it turns out I’ve already earned quite a few of the upcoming vehicles for “2”. This sort of game is a great way to burn a few hours from time-to-time where I can turn off the brain and hone my declining hand-eye coordination skills. I certainly enjoy customising and accumulating the cars…so now boats and aircraft will be welcome. It’s not the greatest sort of game, ever…but really good fun, nevertheless.

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mysecretid

Is The Crew what my car-fanatic buddy calls “car porn”, Rees? Or is it the kind of game someone like myself, who’s more gamer than car afficianado, might enjoy?

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Armsbend

Imo it is the latter. It isn’t nearly as detailed as Gran Turismo or Forza but more in the vein of Burnout. Cool looking exteriors with a touch of customization but it’s really about holding down the accelerator and not letting go. I got a fun 50 or 60 hours of it before I started playing something else.

I’ll be carefully watching this one. If they have any trashy monetization I’ll stop looking at the series forever.

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Rees Racer

Perhaps a bit of both. This is not a sim-racer. It is arcade through and through, even though each type of car has it’s own handling characteristics and such. There are hundreds of challenges to be had, in solo, co-op, or versus…you know…like racing. ;)

What I seem to enjoy most is earning enough money in game to purchase the cars that fewer players fancy, and maxing it out with equipment and the colour pallette of my choice. Then I can drive from coast-to-coast in America and see the sights, complete challenges, and unwind.

I’m not sure that answers your question, though…

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Armsbend

Reworking the monetization no doubt.

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mysecretid

You know, Arms, that may be the literal truth, without a jot of sarcasm.

It seems like the pushback against over-monetization isn’t finished yet. Mainstream politicians and media pundits know about it now, after EA’s appalling overreach with SW Battlefront 2, and I’m thinking smart publishers will dial it all back (at least for now) unless they provoke even stronger reactions (e.g. legislative measures) which would limit them even further.

Of course, I’m only guessing. Nobody answers my phone calls at the major publishers. Shocking, isn’t it? :-)

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scrapper

I thoroughly enjoyed the first game. Got the core game for free via Games with Gold but went on to buy all the DLC. Doing an hour long race in my dirt spec car traveling off road from Miami to Vegas was some of the most relaxing and fun experiences I’ve had in any MMO.

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Greaterdivinity

I’m alright with this, gives me more time to play the first game before wanting to buy the sequel. Still enjoy tinkering around in it slowly, it’s surprisingly relaxing given that it’s an arcade racer.

And it’s seriously the most magical MMO I’ve ever played. I’ve had so many unique experiences with random players doing completely silly shit, all without any communication, than I have in just about any other MMO. Last time was me parallel parking (BECAUSE I CAN), only to catch the eye of another player who parallel parked nearby. We ended up with 5-6 of us all parallel parking for no reason, and then spending a while chasing each other around and ramming into each other. Was a fantastic 20-30 minutes of laughter and nonsense.

Damnit, I need to find more time to play the first one now…stupid Division and Destiny eating up all my time lately!

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BalsBigBrother

Yeah The Crew is one of those gems that a lot of folks might have overlooked for various reasons. I had a lot of fun and still now will occasionally go for a bit of a spin to see what trouble I can get into :-)

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mysecretid

Sources say that you’re pretty good at getting into trouble B3. I still remember that time you got ganked by an evil can of peas. :-)

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BalsBigBrother

You had to remind me /sigh

*rings therapist for another session*

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