Ubisoft's first free update for The Crew 2, known as Gator Rush, is now live on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. And to celebrate, the open-world multi-vehicle racing game is free to play on PC for the duration of this weekend.
Ubisoft has shared a new gameplay trailer showcasing The Crew 2's forthcoming Gator Rush mode, which is now confirmed to arrive on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in a free update on September 26th.
The vast majority of Gator Rush's additions are themed around the hovercraft, a brand-new racing discipline for The Crew 2. According to Ubisoft's announcement blog, hovercrafting "has taken over the entire US, transforming some of the most iconic places into dedicated competition spots, from the lush and muggy Bayous to the crystal-clear waters of the Western lakes". You can see some of the new hovercraft action in the trailer below.
Gator Rush also introduces a total of five new vehicles to The Crew 2. Three hovercraft - the Bumblebeex, Double L-EEX, and Speedster - will be available to purchase using in-game credits on launch day. An additional hovercraft, the XK Armored, and the new Ariel Nomad Rally Raid off-road car also arrive on September 26th, but will initially only be available to season pass holders. That exclusivity only lasts seven days, however, and all players can access both vehicles from October 3rd.
UPDATE: And it's fixed - Ubisoft has worked with Valve to get The Crew 2 back up and running on PC, and supplied us with the following statement: The Steam key activation issue should now be resolved, and affected players should be able to launch the game. A Steam restart might be necessary. Thank you for your patience.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Crew 2, Ubisoft's massively ambitious and absolutely massive open world racing game, has just launched today - although players who've bought the game on Steam are currently locked out.
RPS spotted the issue earlier, with the slightly cumbersome pairing of Steam and Ubisoft's own uPlay store seemingly the source of the problems as players are told they need an activation key that hasn't been released just yet - and it seems like the issue won't be addressed until Valve itself gets to it, with a member of the Ubisoft team taking to Reddit with a brief update. We've contacted Ubisoft to see if there's a timeline on when the issue will be resolved, and they provided us with the following statement: We're aware of an issue where some players are not able to access their Steam preorder of The Crew 2. We are working together with Steam to resolve this issue as soon as possible and we'll continue to keep you updated here regarding the fix.
The Crew 2, Ubisoft's open-world multi-vehicle racing game, will have an open beta next week, just ahead of its 29th June launch.
The beta goes live on 21st June, on PS4, Xbox One and PC - and you can preload it now.
The Crew 2 has a motorsports theme and introduces powerboats and stunt planes alongside cars and bikes. The first game was a bit of an underrated gem with an incredible coast-to-coast map of the continental US, which is back for this sequel. The beta's got to be worth a look.
Ubisoft has revealed its post-launch plans for The Crew 2, ahead of the open-world racers launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 29th.
According to the publisher, two new vehicles will be added to The Crew 2's line-up every month, and the game will receive "major free updates" every three months after launch - expanding the core experience with new disciplines, modes, and features. First out of the gate, in September, is Gator Rush, which will introduce a "tropical cocktail of bouncy fun and wacky races" via the new hovercraft discipline.
It will also bring five new vehicles, and introduce a new "Legendary" rarity for performance parts that can be collected in-game.
Ubisoft has announced that open-world multiplayer racing sequel The Crew 2 will be be getting a closed beta on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, starting on Tuesday, May 29th.
Ubisoft says that the closed beta will include the first level of progression across four racing disciplines - Street Race, Rally Raid, Powerboat, and Aerobatics. As such, participants will be able to try their hand at the series' new water- and air-based vehicles, alongside more traditional two- and four-wheeled racing, switching between available types at will in order to make best use of the track.
"An airplane flying underneath San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge", explains Ubisoft, "can turn into a boat with the touch of a button".
Ubisoft has announced that its long-awaited open-world driving sequel The Crew 2 will finally launch on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on June 29th.
Ubisoft has announced delays for three of its upcoming titles: Far Cry 5, open-world driving sequel The Crew 2, and a third, currently unannounced game.
The Crew 2, Ubisoft and Ivory Tower's open world online racing game, has been granted a final release date, with PS4, Xbox One and PC versions all coming on March 16th next year.
Ubisoft has revealed how The Crew 2's multi-vehicle races will work.
The Crew 2 is due out in early 2018, and though it still features the giant coast-to-coast map of the USA that made its predecessor stand out, it has a very different theme.
In a flurry of announcements, Ubisoft has confirmed games in four of its big AAA franchises are all coming in the next 12 months:
Far Cry 5
The Crew 2