The Crew 2: all you need to know before release

Published: 13 June 2018

► Releases 29 June
► All motorsports

► Open-world America

The sequel to The Crew is set to be released later this month, and just like the first game it’ll be a little different to most racers. Featuring open-world gameplay like Forza Horizon 4, The Crew adds bikes, boats, and planes to the mix. In theory, it should satisfy even the most extreme modern motorsport lover or hardcore gamer.

What’s it like so far?

At first glance, the graphics seem don’t seem to be any better, but there are small differences such as texture upgrades on trees, and other small details. However, it’s important remember this is based on the closed beta version, so it may look better closer to release.

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The main change overall is the transformation between different categories of vehicles in a ‘transformer-like’ style dubbed as the ‘fast fav’ system allowing the alternation to happen in an instant, making the already intense open world scaled down version of north America a whole lot more unreal and enjoyable.

So, what do I need to know?

The Crew is essentially an open-world, motorsport thriller. Unlike a normal thriller, there are no characters to speak of, instead the vehicles are front and centre here. And that includes a Red Bull Formula One car.

When and how can I get it?

The Crew 2 is coming out 29 June this year, and will feature on PC, Xbox One and PS4. We’re hoping it’ll be optimised for the 4K-capable Xbox One X and PS4 Pro though, as the graphics gains can be huge.

There’ll be a heavy online element, too. The Crew 2’s multiplayer section should, contains races with different styles such as ‘freestyle, street racing, pro racing, off road and vehicles to test your race style and gain connections with others, and you can find the full list of vehicles here.

We’ll update this article when we know more about the Crew 2 – and we’ll also post our review here, as well.