"The Crew", the open world racing game which has been gaining tons of hype ever since its announcement back in E3 of 2013 has had its release date delayed for nearly a full month. It was originally planned to release on November 11th but Ubisoft Reflections and Ivory Tower have pushed that release date back nearly a month to December 2nd. This may not be so bad since the teams at Ubisoft Reflections and Ivory Tower claim that they are listening to all the response they have received over the course of the 2 closed betas they hosted on the PC and 1 closed beta on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Alongside this, both studios have also announced a second closed beta for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 that will occur sometime in November.
The Crew was originally announced back in the June of 2013 at the annual E3 gaming convention. Shortly after its announcement, The Crew was delayed for nearly a year and was re-scheduled to be released this November. The game itself is set in the USA with a enormous open world. It takes users around 90 minutes in real time to drive from coast to coast in The Crew which is insane. The story mode is also speculated to be around 20 hours long but the game also includes plenty of side missions and mini games to compete in with friends. Players can also form "Crews" of their own to take part in challenges and race together as a team and against each other for fun. The game has had 3 beta procedures in total with 2 on the PC and another beta which took place only about a week ago on the Xbox One and Playstation 4.
The developers decided to delay the release to ensure that The Crew lives up-to and goes beyond expectations. Creative Director Julian Gerighty says,
"We received a lot of valuable information from the recent PC and console betas, We are now scrutinizing all of the player feedback so we can ensure that The Crew delivers the seamless open-world experience that meets everyone’s high expectations.”
This delayed release definitely seems to be worth the wait. In the end, we will receive an overall better finished product because of all of the feedback the developers received from the closed beta. Another plus would have to be the fact that we also get to experience and test out another closed beta in November on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 so that the developers can make The Crew the greatest it could possibly be.
What do you think? Do you think this new delay is a smart move on the developers part? How do you think it will affect The Crew in the long run? Leave your thoughts down below.