Ubisoft announced today that its Xbox One/PlayStation 4/PC racing game The Crew will launch this fall and, like many other racing games, it will support microtransactions.
The Crew's microtransaction system will let you buy new performance parts with real money. Of course, you can unlock these items through standard progression. Ubisoft says the paid performance parts are aimed at players who might be pressed for time.
"We can confirm that performance parts can be unlocked through progression as well as microtransactions," a Ubisoft representative told VideoGamer. "All content can be unlocked through progression, but for busy gamers who want to save some time, they will have the opportunity to buy some items in-game."
The Crew will also run in native 1080p at 30fps for Xbox One and PS4, creative director Julian Gerighty told Videogamer.
You can preorder The Crew today for Xbox One and PS4 across two versions: the Limited Edition and the Muscle Edition. The Limited Edition includes early access to cars like the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, Mini Cooper S, and Dodge Ram SRT-10. Meanwhile, the Muscle Edition--available only at GameStop--will include everything from the LE, as well as early access to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Both versions include 10,000 bonus "Crew Credits."
The standard version of The Crew will sell for $60, but Ubisoft did not say how much the Limited Edition or Muscle Edition will cost. In addition. the premium bundles were only announced for Xbox One and PS4, not PC. For more on The Crew, be sure to read GameSpot's new hands-on preview.
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