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).