"Ubisoft's The Crew is gearing up for its release this November, so ahead of its launch Ubisoft has been displaying the next-gen racer at this years GamesCom and answering the questions fans want to know." - TGC
no dynamic weather in an open world game= fail and since when could racing games not afford the liberty?
Exactly. 6000KM of roads and no weather changes? Thanks but no thanks Ubersoft. I will be buying project cars and Forza instead.
@Funktion I am quite the idealist and when I have a chance to show support for something I truly believe in, I do it. I love all three of my next Gen consoles but I really don't want the Wii U to be left hanging in the wind on some third party titles. When I heard they were going to make sure that the Wii U version of Project cars would happen and look extremely close to the other platforms, I decided then that I would buy it for Wii U to try and support the development for it. That may seem stupid and foolish but I really want Nintendo to succeed and try to show my support when companies do things right on that system. It is why I promoted Deus Ex and the batman games for it so hard and games like Bayonetta and possibly Devils Third will be just as amazing. Other than that I will definitely be getting drive club and Forza.
@Funk..or Drive a real car for real weather effects, then play Forza Horizon 2 because its so much fun. Driveclub looks really neat, but graphics aren't a win for gameplay.
It says no dynamic weather, which means it wont just rain or snow out of the blue. But i am sure there are weather changes based on where you are in the U.S.
This pretty much sealed the games fate for me. If there's no single player then I'm not playing. I don't play multiplayer. Also, the dynamic weather would've changed things up and made races dynamic in the fact that you never knew what kind of conditions you were going to hit while you're racing, which would add to the suspense of any corner you turn. Changing traction and aggressiveness. I just think the games going to have too much wide open space and very few actual cities to race on, which is going to lead to a lot of boring driving in between cities. Granted, you can fast travel to the cities, but then what's the point of having the entire(shortened) map of the United States to drive in? It just seems as time went on, they kept on hitting more and more of a brick wall with this game engine. It sounds like the game could use another six months or more in the hopper. Getting issues worked out and creating some sort of a single player game for those who don't have Internet, have a less than reliable connection or just enjoy playing single player. Which I think is going to be the biggest downfall of this game. I think people will play it for a few months and then move on to a more fleshed out offering, like Driveclub, Forza or Project Cars.
Agreed. I think they're going for a more arcadey feel with it, hence the fast travel and such. Definitely gonna give it a go though, for when I want a break from the ultra realistic driving sims.
*I think people will play it for a few months and then move on to a more fleshed out offering like driveclub, forza or project CARS* i totally disagree with you on that part! so you saying i'll be bored with it in a few months and i'll be interested in better racing games like 3 you just named, right? uh, you don't speak for me, so you don't know what i'll like or what i'll be more interested in. Everybody has their own tastes in racing games! some will like it, some will not like it. You stepped too far over the line with that part!
Hey dude calm your beep down or ill burst your bubble.
The very fact that he said "I think" before his statement suggests that it's his own opinion and speculation. You can disagree, but he definitely did not cross a line with that one.
Agreed with the first part of your post but disagree that people will move on to the "better" games you mentioned. Tons of racers prefer a more arcade experience than a SIM racer. Quite honestly I find sims to be overly boring, very pretty cars/landscape, very boring to drive. Tons of people dont want "realism" in their racing.
@theXtReMe1 I actually love the multiplayer component of racing games the most, its just always more satisfying for me to race with real humans win or lose vs singleplayer with cpu controlled cars. I do understand how no sp can be a turn off for others though. The Crew looks like an overall good game it just seems like it's missing all the bells and whistles compared to Forza Horizon 2.
"No loading" Let's not say none at all... There is plenty of loading, just not when you're going cross-country. My experience with the beta(Which is completely subject to change) is that loading takes a while, at least, on my PC. Once i'm in, I am good to go, though.
Sick of loading? Sounds like its time for an SSD. They are really coming down in price and you dont need an excessively large one.
I don't know why you got downvoted, but I totally agree.
No weather in an open world game.....ugh not good.
There is weather in the game, it is just not dynamic weather they have said certain areas will get certain weather conditions. Just dont expect that rain cloud to slowly roll across the entire map while you play.
How do they have different weather conditions for different areas if there is not any loading going on? Hmmm....
"The Crew Is Always Online" suddenly i lost all interest in the game
Agreed on the always online thing. In fact two of the biggest games from Ubisoft, The Crew and The Division, is among the few of my least anticipated games because they are always online. But...why do you lose interest now? I thought Ubisoft made it clear that the game was designed to be online only when they first announced the game.
I don't mind that it's connected online all the time but the lack of single player kills it for me..
What? There is mainstream undercover type of Single player story and tons of repetitive upgrade challenges for single player'ers. I played the Beta, and I wouldn't buy this game, it's too bland with bad, imprecise driving physics and pretty bad graphics & performance. I might *yarr* it to free roam, cause there's no other game for PC that offers quality open world free roam with real licensed cars. This is not exactly quality, but at least quantity. I wish Forza Horizon 2 was on PC, I would buy it and all the shit it would have.
why are so many games this year online only ? Titanfall, Destiny and now The Crew. this is BS. what was the point Sony bragging about no online DRM and MS backtracking if some games are still online only DRM ? no campaign means no buy.
Yea Cuz MS&Sony have control over what 3rd party game devs make.*Rolls eyes* http://hugelolcdn.com/comme...
What's wrong with online only? The world is growing more connected by the day and many dev's want to take advantage of a game designed specifically to focus on connected players. I understand not everyone wants or can afford online but thats no reason to stop dev's from making a online focused game. I imagine some devs go this route because not only can they focus on primarily social features but they can reduce development costs from a design standpoint if they don't have to worry about implementing a standard offline experience too; either way there are plenty of games in both racing and the shooter genre that have the standard sp mode for you to buy but it should always be a dev choice if they want to focus on a online only experience.
What's the difference in the design of the online portion of Forza and this game? What are those social features that this game has that Forza doesn't have?
Uhm like I said development costs. Also although you may not see it so much in this game it is possible that they can put more resources into structuring the game around multiplayer because past market research has demonstrated there are some franchises like COD and BF where they spend a significant amount of resources on the singleplayer when a large part of the fanbase either doesn't bother to finish the campaign or could care less to even bother playing it to begin with. I honestly haven't enjoyed COD or BF'S SP in many years now but the multi makes up for it in many, many hours of good old fun. I don't think the stories in those games are medicore for lack of effort or budget but because when you make annual release just to keep milking a cash cow its just very hard to really tell a a good story as I think those type of games need more time or inspiration besides money. Given the choice between a awesome online only game vs a average SP/MP game I'd take the latter, not that I'm saying this game is better or worst for lack of SP but its just an example. Again I'm not suggesting that's how everyone feels or that it's not the devs fault for not having compelling past singleplayer campaigns but its well known that the overwhelming selling point of franchises like COD is the multiplayer, lol just read many reviews and look at most gamers feedback which makes it quite obvious the SP is just tact on, yet the game reviews well and sells a shiii ton every year. At some point you can understand why some devs like Respawn may lean towards making a multi only game because it fits their vision of "hey I just want to make a fresh multiplayer experince game without having to spend tons of cash just to tell another generic shooter story just so it has one". I love SP games, SP/MP games and multiplayer only games, actually I don't understand the attitude that some have that a game MUST have SP, as if having both makes it a better game automatically. No, there is a place in gaming for games like MAG that want to push some aspect of multiplayer, sure like Titanfall there is a back/side story but essentially it isn't trying to force a boring story campaign just for the sake of a checklist.
There is no problem being online focused. But REQUIRING online at all times is bad. There should be modes where you don't always need to be online. Destiny has a SP mode but still demands you to be online. Why? Many don't have good connections, don't like to connect always, or want to subscribe to a service they won't use much. Then what happens when they flip the switch and stop online support for the game? Well your game just stops working leaving you with a useless disc/download. You think built in expiration dates are a good thing?
LamerTamer I get what you are saying but again its a devs decision. I want devs like Bungie to freely choose what type of game they want to make from a design perspective, sure it may mean that their choice may limit some of their audience but again that is NOT a reason to follow the norm...and there are plenty of other games still available to you. So for gamers who say "No SP no buy" fine thats your choice to make I'm sure the devs knew that when they went that route. Also things like what happens when they cut the server's are a given that you understand for an online game going in, it's not like they tricked you into believing it will be online for a lifetime but let's be honest no worthy online only game that still has even a small community of gamers playing has had its servers just cutoff in a short life span of the game...If so please name which game??? Truth is a game like Titanfall wont be cut for years after there's a drought of online activity. I just think people who are against online only games should simply not buy them but talking as if they shouldn't exist because of your own personal reasons makes no more sense than me wondering why any dev still makes boring jrpg's, I wouldn't play 99% of jrpg's even if they were free but guess what I don't have to, I just ignore them and let folks who WANT that type of game enjoy them, WHY because Iam not entitled to have every game suit what works for me and I don't think the only type of games that should be made are ones based on what I prefer.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I do not support "Online-Only" gaming. They leave too much room for publishers/developers to spam microtransactions & add-ons for games that should have been loaded up from the beginning (single player mode, basic features). Do you think Destiny will STAY barren/soulless? No, not after you drop x2 of the entry price to this online-only game. Oh, and btw, a DLC strategy is FIRMLY already planned out and in place, though (check N4G article)... :-/ Who's next? Titanfall, The Crew, The Division, more titles from Ubisoft/EA/Activision games...I'm just not going to support this practice, in the future...
That's a big reason why I have avoided Destiny despite a majority of my friends getting and even offering to buy it for me. Already tied up with enough games, don't need a franchise that's brand new but with a long term commitment to get the full planned experience. This is why I rarely if ever pre-order anything outside of 1 month of release, usually the final weeks/days/hours before it's out. The Division is one of my most anticipated releases and am not even close to pre-order or purchase until I know more about what to expect. Same with Drive Club, I will probably end up getting it but not even close to committing until I get some hands on or much more info about its future.
Y U DO THIS i hate always online games -_- , at least make an offline single player opting :/
Only good for F2P and subscription games in a most cases IMO.
This is not good news at all and is a deal breaker for me, i thought the game would at least have a single player mode (not everyone wants to play online all the time) and now no dynamic weather either (even need for speed rivals has snow and rain)......who cares about no loading times when the other 2 features aren't included, i could see the no loading times being a bonus if the single player and dynamic weather was added. I had high hopes for this game, gonna cancel my pre-order and stick with DriveClub and F1 2015.
I'm glad we got this news i can now cross this game off my wishlist. I dont buy online only games.
With the big sales numbers of destiny it goes to show just how many people are now capable of playing online only games on their consoles. Online games are going to become more and more common this console gen now they know they can sell well.
Not for me. Better racing games coming out, plus ubisoft suck.
"The Crew Is Always Online" - you've sold me on not touching this game from the start... thanks for the heads up not to waste any money on this one... (not that you had any chance in the first place)...
I feel sorry for the Devs. Maybe Ubisoft can lure in the casuals somehow with their marketing. It's just wrong timing coming out in the same time frame as two exclusives and the most hyped racer in recent times, Project Cars.
Really no reason to buy this with FH2 and Project Cars on deck
Always online? Always avoid for me. If we support this UblowSoft will work this into all of their stuff. Do you want Far Cry, assassin's Creed etc to now require to be always online even in SP mode? They will do it if people go along with it (then they can set the games expiration date, spam you with microtransactions etc).
WTF Always Online >_> i would play it if it had offline single-player campaign but always online, NO thanks !
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