At long last, The Crew 2 is now available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms. There’s a lot more going on in Ubisoft’s ambitious sequel to its open-world racer. Unlike the original, The Crew 2 allows players to explore the land, sea, and air.
With 272 vehicles to explore the world in at your fingertips, the options are far from limited. Taking things one step further is the inclusion of the Red Bull RB13. Exploring a downsized version of the U.S. in an F1 car? Consider us sold.
New vehicle disciplines aren’t the only things The Crew 2 brings to the table. Players will also find a revamped photo mode and an all-new livery editor. While the pickings were slim in the beta, this time you’re playing for keeps — so have at it.
As the beta revealed, players will progress through the game by gaining followers. The more followers you have, the higher up the ranks you’ll move. Whether you’re working your way up the five status levels or speccing out your favorite car, you’ll have plenty to do.
One thing is clear: if you’re looking to kick things off right, you needn’t look elsewhere. During our time with the betas, the game struck the right chords. It laughs in the face of its more serious racing game brethren and it isn’t afraid to have fun.
Moreoever, Ubisoft has already laid out their plans for post-release support. More cars, features, activities, disciplines — all of these are on the docket. In fact, the first major update for the game, Gator Rush, is due in September. Best of all, it’s all going to be free.
The Crew 2 kicks off what is sure to be an expensive second half of the year for racers. The racer is already off to a wild start and we couldn’t be more excited.
Featured image courtesy of torque99.