Publisher/developer Ubisoft (Ivory Tower, Reflections) Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release November 11
The Crew is enormous, ambitious and makes other racers seem decidedly old-fashioned. It can’t match Forza Horizon 2 for its beauty or physics, or Driveclub for track design, but how many games can match The Crew for scale? This virtual America is colossal, encompassing Aspen peaks, New York streets and Miami boulevards. The Crew was one of the few PS4/Xbox One-generation games made playable at 2013’s E3, and a year has been kind. The past 12 months have seen Ubisoft’s teams model all sorts of racing surfaces, from desert gravel to mountain-peak snow, and pack the world with hundreds of missions and secrets. Demoed in isolation, every piece of The Crew’s open-world puzzle works, but the real test will come when the servers go live on November 11 and all those pieces collide in a world millions can share.