Twinfinite writes: Ubisoft has announced that reviewers will not be receiving a copy of The Crew until its commercial launch.
Hmm. This doesn't bode well.
I agree. I don't like this habit of Ubisoft trying to screw over gamers by not letting us be informed.
How true they must be hiding something!! I mean we only had an invite only beta and then a fully open beta. So yes they do not want us gamers to be informed!!
dont worry Ubi, i wasnt planning to read any, but not for same reasons
Hiding something? Let's see, Watchdogs downgrade, Unity debacle, Keys to Kyrat broken - possibly on purpose, FC4 MP map editor dropped, how much more do you need to see in less than 6 months?
@ creeping judas, just in case you were wondering why the disagrees. with the word beta ubisoft had an excuse as to why the game played like crap, but now that the game is " finished" and ready to be shipped if things ran like crap we the early buyers wouldn't know this as reviews would not be up to inform us of said issues.
How exactly is Ubisoft hiding anything with an open beta running right up to the release of the game?
I'm buying this game solely based on the Betas. I just want the whole world available. I've had a blast playing it so far... just 18 hours left for me now.. can't wait! And i'm not worried. I'm prepared for server issues and not being able to play for a week or two (I have GTAV during that time) but the game is fine as it is.
After trying the two latest betas this comes as no shock to me.
Luckily the two Ubi games I bought this year are amazing(FC4, CoL) they need to care more for their own product. Instead of caring so much about sales.
More like THE POO. Right?
After the Unity debacle, you'd think the last thing Ubisoft wants is bad press and choosing not to release review copies is not a good sign.
Seriously. Their statement in the article was particularly revealing, almost condescending. "We like to read reviews too!" Uh huh, so why is nobody allowed to review YOUR games in a timely manner? It's basically the definition of shake my head. -_-
It's a rare thing where developers who choose to not allow early review copies actually pump out a good game. Nine out of ten times, it's because they've a low-quality product and they don't want the masses any the wiser until the non-refundable $60 has been paid. It's shady and ridiculous. Like kevinsheeks said below, "Why not just make a quality product? will the company implode if they do something semi-logical. Instead they try to use deceit and strong-arm tactics which are about the same level of quality as some of their games recently." *endless applause*
Ubisoft doesn't have to worry about that, I dont plan to read any at all.
Why not just make a quality product? will the company implode if they do something semi-logical. Instead they try to use deceit and strong-arm tactics which are about the same level of quality as some of their games recently.
so true. watchdogs? Over-hyped Crap Assassins creed unity? Over-hyped crap. Far Cry 4? Over-hyped also not as good as far cry 3. Im not touching a ubisoft game for a while. They are becoming worse than EA.
The only difference is that Ubi has had 5 betas on The Crew so far. Both closed and betas. Don't remember the games you mentioned having any...
They can't. Ubisoft has a horrible work environment. Developers are always under extreme stress. They are treated like slaves, high work volume, low pay. It has a cause and effect on the quality of the games they release.
Ubisoft has become mad suspect.
You guys do realize they want people to review the game while the servers are actually activity since it is an ONLINE game. Gamers are starting to be the worlds most annoying conspiracy theorist. You have loved Ubisoft games for years and they have a few hiccups and you want to burn them at the stake. Wow no loyalty at all.
the same excuse activision used for Destiny? we all know how immersive that game turned out to be.
It turned out to be exactly what it was. People still play it and from a business standpoint it's still very successful. What's your point here? Stop drinking the kool-aid because it's cool to hate game publishers nowadays.
@spence52490 There is a difference between a critical success and a commercial success. A critical success shows that a company went out of its way to make an enthralling piece of entertainment; a commercial success shows that a company did the bare minimum to earn as much money as possible. Destiny sold due to hype. People were sold on its vision. Now that it's released, it's not a BAD game, but it's certainly not what most people hoped for. The point of ifistbrowni's comment is that we should be rewarding companies and praising them for making good games, both commercially and artistically, not buying everything they feed us simply because they're offering it.
You do realize that Ubisoft can turn their servers on any time they want? Don't use that excuse because only an idiot would believe that. And loyalty? The game industry is a fucking business, why would I be loyal to that? Use your head man, seriously, you sound like a sheep.
I play the beta for about five minutes and it was boring and the driving was horrible
You should've given it 45 minutes (fast travelling until you don't have to be in boring Detroit anymore) and changed the steering options - then you would've had a blast.
This damn game plays like you're driving on a skating rink, combine that with a stupid unnecessary story, a hipster douche as your main character, and nagging from HQ 24/7 about your next objective, and you have yourself steaming pile of garbage.
Beta put me off totally tbh, having a blast with driveclub, project cars will be my nxt car game along with the rs300 wheel :)
Lol Ubisoft... Far Cry 4 was the last title I buy from your company...
This game is crap anyway I don't need to read a review to tell me that lol
for you who are saying the driving sucks, you didn't bother to customize your car performance in the Beta and adjust the control sliders in the menu that's why. If you have some tiny shred of patience and tried to learn the ins and the outs then you would have had a great time with this game instead of whining and complaining about something that is easily fixed
Every car feels the same. And whether you're using a controller or a steering wheel, the handling model is pure crap. The game is just bad.
Do not buy day 1
Do not buy at all!.
What happened? Everyone expected a great year from Ubi, and it seems like in a rush to compete with the yearly generic re-releases of Activision, they released broken games. There's a problem with that Ubi, Activision are the masters of slapping a coat of paint on that old thunderbird, you are actually trying to make good games... Probably still getting the crew, unless it's a total false advertisement, specially since I didn't get Driveclub. Just take your time on the Division mmkay, let's nail that one.
Not everyone expected a great year from Ubisoft.. It turned out to be exactly like i thought, which is not amazing at all. It's just another example of why i stopped buying their games a long time ago.
After this and the whole assassins creed thing you'd have to be crazy or brain dead to buy this on a whim. Ubisoft is hella suspect.
I played the beta and it felt like a psone game. It's SOOOOO bad! STAY AWAY!
This game really does not look good at all. Ubisoft has now confirmed their lack of faith in the game too, so they're hoping to at least trick a few people into buying the game before the reviews hit.
These companies are running a business, that much is true. But it would turn out hell of a lot better for them, if they actually put the quality in as much as the words they release. Ubisoft, you don't deserve the people working for you, and they should be relocated to someone else making better use of their skills.
Don't worry, after ACU disaster i have my doubts regarding UBI games from now on. Time will tell....
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