Ubisoft has introduced the third sport in its open-world racing franchise, The Crew, with The Crew Motorfest deliberate for a 2023 launch on all consoles. There may also be an early-access Insider Program starting on 1 February 2023 on PC, with console gamers invited at a later date.
The place the primary two video games within the collection boasted an open-world map that encompassed the whole thing of the US, albeit in a closely condensed format, it seems The Crew Motorfest will hone its scope dramatically. The sport can be set solely within the US state of Hawaii, and extra particularly, the island of O’ahu, the place the capital of Honolulu is located.
Being essentially the most densely populated island within the archipelago, it can hopefully present sufficient selection for the myriad racing actions The Crew is understood for.
Ubisoft’s official announcement for Motorfest makes point out of the town streets of Honolulu, in addition to volcanic slopes, lush rainforests, mountain roads, and seashore locales. It’s going to function each single-player and multiplayer modes.
The hope is that the extra focussed atmosphere will permit the event crew to dedicate much more care and element to the world, permitting it to really feel extra alive and ‘lived in’, one thing the earlier video games have been missing.
Whereas maybe not as refined or prestigious as different titles within the open-world racing style – specifically the superb Forza Horizon collection by Playground Video games – The Crew actually has its charms, and a devoted group. The Crew 2 has obtained constant content material updates ever since its launch in 2018, with the newest dropping simply a few weeks earlier than the announcement of Motorfest.
The Crew 2 featured the power to immediately change between motorcars, boats, and planes on a whim, which offered plenty of unabashed amusement. It seems that Motorfest will focus solely on automobiles, nevertheless, so it is going to be attention-grabbing to see whether or not the tone of the expertise modifications.
The Crew Motorfest is slated for a 2023 launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PC through the Epic Video games Retailer and Ubisoft Retailer. It’s going to even be out there on the Ubisoft+ subscription service.