Ubisoft Confirms The Crew Will Launch Before Reviews Do

You want to read how the pros feel after their carefully considered road tests of The Crew. While we totally understand (hey, we read reviews, too!), The Crew was built from the beginning to be a living playground full of driving fans, so it’s only possible to assess our game in its entirety with other real players in the world. And by other, we mean thousands and thousands and thousands of players – something that can’t be simulated with a handful of devs playing alongside the press.

For this very reason, The Crew will be available to media to begin their reviews when the game launches on December 2. There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale.

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qwerty6763296d ago

haha wow. i smell a destiny.

but considering people who've played the beta haven't had good things to say about it, not surprising.

Marcello3296d ago

Yea i played the beta & was totally bored within 30 minutes, didnt play it again after that. If you wanna play an open world racer then i suggest Burnout Paradise from 2008 !!!

Palitera3296d ago

I was watching a streaming of the game and kept thinking how the hell the game could be so much worse than Burnout Paradise.

I agree with you on that.

CocoWolfie3296d ago

i watched the beta and got bored as well haha. i really rooted for this when it was announced too, now... sigh

Horseheadinthebed3296d ago

You lasted 30 minutes! I gave it ten before deleting.

BeefCurtains3295d ago

Ubisoft can't afford to have people know what's wrong with the game before they sell it. I feel sorry for consumers that will blindly buy this game without reading reviews first. I just don't have enough faith in ubisoft to buy a game without reading review first, but even at this ppoint I'd be afraid they paid off the reviewers.

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--Onilink--3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

well, to be honest, i think it was the correct approach with a game like destiny. Reviewing the game before being able to experience the game with other people, see its performance with thousands of people online(which incidentally Destiny is one of the few games that have managed to do a decent job doing that) and experience the raid, it definitely wouldnt have been a proper review.

Even now, with so many games getting day 1 patches, its probably going to become the norm and the best thing we as gamers can do, is to stop preordering games. If this year has proven anything, is that waiting 1 week can lead to getting a much more smooth experience and day 1 gamers are just going to suffer more

BTW, im in no means justifying buggy launch games, but if its what happening now, the best we can do is adapt to the situation hoping publishers will see the negative effects

sprinterboy3296d ago

I agreed with you buddy, not saying it's right but waiting a week minimum from launch date is a no brainer so far this gen. Being hypocritical of myself though I did pre order the order 1886 cause I want to support the devs

NCAzrael3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

I dunno, I was enjoying the beta up until you reach the content cap, which only takes about 30 minutes. I was not a fan of the random upgrade boosts from winning events, and feel that could be tweaked to give a better experience. (New brakes give me an acceleration boost? Really??) I also hated pretty much every song available, but decent rock and metal seems to be pretty difficult to come by as far as licensed music goes in most recent games.

That being said, the "reason" for these late reviews are complete bullshit. They could easily make a closed review period where they open access to the full game to game reviewers, stick them all on the same server so they are in a populated world, and let them get "the full experience" early so that the consumer is aware of what they're buying. Sure, smaller review sites will probably miss out, but most of those don't get advanced copies of games anyways, so nothing changes there.

If developers/publishers wanted to make sure we received advanced reviews that were made with the full game experience, they'd work to make sure it happened. They most likely know the game isn't finished and will have launch bugs and want to milk as many day-one sales as possible.

objdadon3295d ago

If you smell a destiny then that means I'll put in over 300 hours on the crew?

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viperman2403296d ago

So we can expect bad reviews than?

MysticStrummer3296d ago

After watching some beta streams I can't say I'm surprised.

TXIDarkAvenger3296d ago

lol they knew the game would crash and burn so they try to make a quick buck.