The good news is the wait isn’t going to be as long as some may have feared. Ubisoft has announced a new release date on the game’s official page: June 29, a little over three months away.
As it were then, an online open beta will take place sometime before its official release. If you haven’t done so already, head over to the sign-up page to register. There’s still no word on an official start date so stay tuned. Accompanying the new date is an all-new trailer to quell your hunger in the meantime.
In addition, Ubisoft has also announced a new special edition of the game, the Motor Edition. Exclusive to its online store, this version grants access to the game three days early. It doesn’t end there, as a few bonus items round out the package, the likes of which include the following:
- Steelbook Gold Edition, including the season pass and collectible case
- Motorsports Deluxe Pack containing several unique outfits and vehicles, including the Ford F-150 Raptor Race Truck 2017, Pilatus PC-21 Air Race Edition 2002 Plane and the Abarth 500 Monster Truck Edition 2008
- An 11.81” x 5.9” customized Crew-themed American license plate
- A 25” x 20” USA roadmap
- 4 motorsport stickers
Pre-ordering any version of the game grants early access to the Legendary Motors Pack. In it, players will find the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Touring Car and the 2017 Harley Davidson Iron 883. As far as open world racers go, this year looks promising. When released in June, The Crew 2 will have a head start on Forza Horizon 4, which we expect will release sometime this year.