Ubisoft’s open-world racer, The Crew, may have been delayed but it certainly hasn’t been forgotten. It seems that the game has just been quietly ticking over and now The Crew developers Ivory Tower have revealed some more information.
In a Q&A spotted on Ubisoft’s forum by The Examiner, The Crew’s development team have revealed that next generation open-world racer will have one server for each platform with the traffic being simulated on each giving the same level of traffic for each player on that platform. They also revealed that traffic also varies depending on location, time of day saying “So if you’re driving in a main city you’ll have a lot more traffic than in a small town, same if you’re in day time rather than night.”
The Q&A also touched upon the police that’ll be found in the game revealing that you’ll be pursued by the police “only when you do something wrong,” as with police in real life they won’t be patrolling around all of the time either which is a nice touch. More detail on the police in The Crew will be revealed later.
One of the main features of The Crew is that every aspect of your car can be configured which is all well and good, but not if you can’t see it. In the Q&A The Crew Team answered a question regarding free-roaming cameras saying “while free roaming, you will be able to turn the camera all around your car, and when you get back into the garage you will have the possibility to inspect every aspect of your vehicle (body, interior, chassis and more).”
Probably the most exciting announcement in the Q&A is one that answers a question regarding racing trains or racing around train stations, no real details were revealed, but The Crew Team said: “This sounds very dangerous, and this will be in the game!”
The Crew is expected to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One hopefully some time this year.