|Box Art N/A||Platform PS4, Xbox One, Win||Publisher Ubisoft||Developer Ivory Tower||Release Date 2014-11-11||Price at Launch N/A|
By Griffin McElroy on Jul 22, 2014 07.22.14
Earlier this week, Ubisoft's open-world driving game The Crew entered its closed beta testing phase, giving a few drivers access to the game's enormous, America-shaped playground. Check out the video above to see some of our experiences in action, including car shopping, customization, dynamic challenges and a few of the game's story-based missions. For more context on what you're seeing, check out our half-hour Overview on the game below, in which we take a road trip from Detroit to St. Louis in the very realistic span of about ten minutes.
By Griffin McElroy on Jul 22, 2014 07.22.14
There's a lot to do in Ubisoft's open-world driving game The Crew — even in the game's closed beta test, which went live earlier this week. You can buy cars, equip them with different specialties and performance-boosting upgrades, and plaster them with tribal tattoos. You can go through story-based missions, or drive around looking for the dynamic challenges that pepper the nation's roadways. My favorite activity, though, is just driving through our hyper-condensed country, and seeing what cities made the cut. (Congratulations to Greenup, Illinois!) In the half-hour Overview above, Chris Plante and I hit the open road, taking a leisurely drive from Detroit to St. Louis. If our chattering is making it difficult to keep your eyes on the road, check out the raw gameplay video posted below...
By Brian Crecente on Jul 21, 2014 07.21.14
The closed beta for Ubisoft's open-world racing game The Crew kicks off today for PC. Here's an in-depth video explaining what to expect from the hands-on time with the game. The beta, which runs from today through to Friday, includes story missions, skills challenges, PvP missions and the ability to unlock new bits and pieces for your cars. The video goes through all of that plus a bit on car dealers, tuners and the different ways you can race and play. Not lucky enough to land a spot in the beta? It looks like Ubisoft is still taking applications, just hop over to the official site and sign-up.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 17, 2014 07.17.14
The closed PC beta for open-world driving game The Crew will launch this upcoming Monday, July 21 — a few days earlier than previously announced — Ubisoft revealed today. Initially set to open on July 23, The Crew's closed beta will start on Monday and run through Friday, July 25. The beta will feature the game's entire version of the U.S. for exploration. For now, missions will only be available in the Midwest and East Coast map areas, although Ubisoft plans to add more challenges in different areas before the game goes live this fall. Beta players will also have access to two PvP lobbies in the challenge areas, where they can race against other beta participants. As for the cars, players can tweak their vehicles with the Street Spec and Dirt Spec customization options for now. The...
By Michael McWhertor on Jul 15, 2014 07.15.14
Publisher Ubisoft is bringing Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Just Dance 2015 to this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, thanks to a handful of panels and playable demos. Perhaps the most interesting hands-on opportunity will be what Ubisoft is calling the Assassin's Creed Experience, a real-world parkour course that aims to give fans a taste of the game's free-running action. The Assassin's Creed Experience is described by Ubisoft as "a massive parkour obstacle course" that includes rolling, vaulting and a 25-foot "leap of faith" drop. Fans who complete the course can snag an exclusive t-shirt, and a playable demo of Assassin's Creed Unity will be on hand. Attendees can also get a free shave from a professional barber, thanks to a partnership with Shick. The Assassin's...
By Dave Tach on Jul 11, 2014 07.11.14
Halo fans attending San Diego Comic Con will get a first look at Halo Nightfall, the episodic series from producer Ridley Scott, according to an Xbox Wire post detailing Xbox's 2014 presence at the convention. Xbox-related panels will discuss Halo: The Master Chief Collection July 25 at 10:15 a.m., Sunset Overdrive July 24 at 5 p.m. and the upcoming documentary about Atari's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial landfill July 25 at 3:30 p.m. Microsoft will bring the following games to SDCC, split between its booth and an Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt: The Crew Dance Central Spotlight Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Disney Infinity 2.0 The Evil Within Evolve Fable Legends Fenix Rage Forza Motorsport 5 Forza Horizon 2 IDARB Killer Instinct Kinect Sports...
By Colin Campbell on Jul 01, 2014 07.01.14
Evolve has picked up four E3 2014 Game Critics Awards including Best of Show, the awards organizers announced today. Evolve is a shooting game from Turtle Rock and 2K Games, pitting hunters against a monster in asynchronous arena action. The awards, chosen by games journalists from 29 publications (including Polygon), also handed No Man's Sky three awards including Best Original Game and Special Commendation for Innovation. Here's the full list... Best of Show:Evolve(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Best Original Game:No Man's Sky(Hello Games for PlayStation 4) Best Console Game:Evolve(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Best Handheld/Mobile GameSuper Smash Bros. for 3DS(Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo for 3DS) Best PC GameTom Clancy's Rainbow...
By Colin Campbell on Jun 24, 2014 06.24.14
The Game Critics Awards nominations have been announced, detailing the games that most impressed reviewers and reporters at E3 2014. The awards are generally highly regarded by publishers and developers, who use nominations and wins in game marketing. Evolve leads with six nominations, followed by Destiny and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege with four nominations each. Polygon reporters contributed to the voting process. You can read our full E3 coverage here as well as view every E3 trailer here. Best of Show Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega) Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE) Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games) Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE) No Man's Sky (Hello Games) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Best Original Game D...
By Dave Tach on Jun 23, 2014 06.23.14
The Crew's PC beta will begin July 23, and you can sign up to participate now. Those interested in participating in the beta test for the online racing game that spans the U.S. can sign up at the game's official website. Prospective drivers will also need a Uplay account to participate in the closed beta. The Crew is slated for a Nov. 11 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Press play below to learn more about the game from its developers and read our hands-on impressions from E3 2014 for more.