The Crew 2 has reached its official launch day for console and PC, but maybe don’t be too anxious to press the buy button. As we noted on this week’s Massively OP Podcast, early reviews from the beta were abysmal, as players specifically criticized the sidegrade from the original game, the lackluster vehicle modes, and the cumbersome controls, but the beta Steam page had been completely wiped, sending those warning reviews into oblivion when the headstart began earlier this week. How convenient, right?
Alas for Ubisoft, those beta players followed it to the new Steam page, and it’s racked up hundreds of new reviews putting it in the “mostly negative” zone just since Tuesday. An irritating steam activation key pairing issue and preorder activation bugs didn’t help matters either.
“The Crew 2 is out now for players who purchase the Gold Edition (or June 29 via the standard and Deluxe editions), opening up the entire US as a playground for racing, stunts, and a wide variety of motorsports adventures. Casting you as a racer out to build a name for yourself, The Crew 2 lets you join up with four motorsports families, each of which compete in different fields: pro racing, freestyle, street racing, and off-road. Better still, you can tackle their challenges on the road, on the water, or in the air – and when you’re exploring, you can switch between all three vehicle types at any time using the Fast Fav feature.”
We’ve got the launch trailer below, plus you can check out what Ubisoft has planned for the game’s first year of development.