At gamescom 2017, Ubisoft announced that The Crew 2 will be releasing March 16, 2018. On top of the release date, they also revealed a new trailer that shows off the game’s “Fast Fav” feature. This gives players the ability to quickly switch between different types of vehicles, be they on the ground, in the air, or in water. It’s one of the ways that Ubisoft is attempting to leverage the game’s open world to their advantage.
Here’s what Ubisoft had to say about the new feature:
From coast to coast, players will experience the thrill of a huge, varied and action-packed open world USA completely reshaped for motorsports. In The Crew 2, drivers will explore America and compete to be a champion of Motornation by collecting a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats and planes and dominating the motorsports scene on the land, on the water and in the air. They will find challenges and inspiration among four different motorsports families: street racing, off-road, pro-racing and freestyle, and are a given a deep set of options among a wide selection of vehicle types.
For the first time ever, The Crew 2 offers the Fast Fav feature, giving players the ability to seamlessly switch between their favorite ground, water and air vehicles with the push of a button. Players can race full throttle off the Golden Gate Bridge and transform instantly into a speedboat as they hit the Bay, catch a huge wave and seamlessly transition into a stunt plane and fly away into the sunset. Players enjoy total freedom to ride any way they want in the familiar landscapes of The Crew 2’s vast open world.
For those who prefer the thrill of the race, players will also put their racing skills to the test in the widest range of competitive disciplines. In addition to previously announced street racing, powerboat racing, aerobatics, jetsprint and rally raid, three more disciplines are being introduced this week at Gamescom. Drift will have street racing fans burn rubber and take every curve in style to score points with every glorious slide, while the Alpha Grand Prix single-seater is tailored for the pro-racers in search of the perfect line. Carved in the heart of nature, a Motocross muddy track is waiting for off-road specialists to master the dirt and own every bump.
The Crew 2 allows players, solo or with friends, to fully express their creativity and skills, sharing unique moments of fun and extreme sensations. On their way to becoming the greatest motorsport champion, players will be able to track their actions and spot every wow moment of their journey. With LIVE Replay, The Crew 2 provides them with a light and user-friendly tool that will automatically record every glorious feat into a fully staged video clip to share with the world or to brag with their friends.
Check out the brand new The Crew 2 gamescom 2017 Fast Fav trailer below:
Additionally, pre-order bonuses were also revealed for the game’s multiple packages, which range from $59.99 through $109.99:
Players pre-ordering The Crew 2 will get The Legendary Motors Pack which includes
- Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016
- HARLEY-DAVIDSON® IRON 883™ 2017
For $69.99, players can pre-order The Crew 2 Deluxe Edition which features
- The Legendary Motors Pack
- The Crew 2 Motorsports Deluxe Pack, which includes:
- FORD F-150 RAPTOR RACE TRUCK 2017
- ABARTH 500 2008 MONSTER TRUCK EDITION
- PILATUS PC-21 aerobatics plane
- Three unique racing outfits to customize your player avatar
Pre-Ordering The Crew 2 Gold Edition will allow players to get The Crew 2 three days early on March 13, 2018.
The Gold Edition includes
- The Season Pass,
- The Legendary Motors Pack
- The Crew 2 Motorsports Deluxe Pack
The digital edition is $99.99.
The physical edition for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 system is $109.99. For the NCSA region, a collector’s SteelBook is also included.
The Crew 2 releases March 16, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.