Xbox One/PS4 Beta Sign-Ups for The Crew Now Available

Closed beta to begin later this month on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Following The Crew's closed beta for PC, Ubisoft today reminded fans that a beta for the game will begin at the end of the month on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and has opened registrations. You can register for the pre-release trial period at the game's website today.

The Crew, an ambitious racing game from French studio Ivory Tower, is also coming to Xbox 360, though Ubisoft did not say if the game's closed beta would also be offered on that console. Ubisoft confirmed last month that it is not working on PlayStation 3 or Wii U versions of the game.

Set to launch November 11, The Crew is an open-world racing game that has players zipping across the United States, completing various challenges and competing with friends along the way. For more on The Crew, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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61 comments
riccithedude
riccithedude

Reminds me a bit of cruis`n USA but the cars seem to float, don't they?

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Entered, be good to compare the console version to make my decision now that I've been a PC guinea pig twice. Really fun game, pretty excited for it tbh.

Vodoo
Vodoo

Registered for both the XB1 & PS4 versions. Hope I get picked for XB1; driving games are better suited for that controller.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

My friend, an avid racing gamer, played the PC Beta and said the driving was terrible... He's more of a simulator racer but said he really wanted to like this (doesn't hate arcade racers).. Said the game had lots of great content and amazing locations to drive on, was just not fun to drive.. Skeptical about this game before hand... But I'll try the Beta and see what happens.. 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Wow, the story has been up all day and its gotten 44 comments, this game must be pretty hot...

sampson3121
sampson3121

to all the people who say this games driving handles poorly, you must be a really bad driver cause i was drifting around corners with ease, what a great game.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

So pc people on a scale of 1 to 10, how shite is it?

And be honest if people are going to be spamming 1's it's hardly a good indication. 
Lets go for games where you drive stuff then 1 being Ride to hell 10 being A grand turismo / forza 4 experience thing.

Where is it in that scale?

Restivus
Restivus

I miss the days when a high speed collision would shatter your car to pieces. They don't make cars like they used to. #lastGenPhysics

I miss the games where you could race inventive non-licensed cars in fantastic imaginary settings. #makeABetterMotorstormPlease

danielevans89
danielevans89

well i signed up xD. hopefully i will get my ps4 key. i see what PC players are saying here, chances are its the same beta but hopefully they worked on some stuff. time will tell i guess. good luck to everyone trying to get into the beta also xD

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Played the 2 betas on the PC, never got into it. The story and setup is so so bad...they should have left it out.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

I'm signed up! Still on the fence gleefully this will be great.

lunchbox2042
lunchbox2042

It was god awful on PC. I doubt console version will be any better.

deathwish026
deathwish026

glad there's gonna be a beta as i am interested in this game but from gameplay vids the driving just doesn't look right. cars seem too slow.. il have a go and decide whether its this or forza this year.

donjuancorleone
donjuancorleone

I never got to see any content with this game, i just saw footage of people driving from place to place on the map. How was the actual racing??

mathias53
mathias53

I'm definitely concerned about the physics.  Watchdogs' were not good.  Far Cry's, pathetic.  I'd take GTA's style anyday.

x1xclutchx8x
x1xclutchx8x

This game played phenomenally well for a beta on my pc with the x360 controller. I see what some are saying about the handling but after a little game time it was very manageable. Probably more true to life than most racing games (most cars don't ACTUALLY turn on a dime and slalom well at 100mph). Can't wait for the final release. Day 1 purchase.

mbradk
mbradk

I don't know why they posted this only today, as the registration for the PS4 and XBox One is open for over two weeks now. Well, at least they showed for the people that was unaware of it :P

b00me
b00me

I hope I like the beta, I want to support what the developers are doing with the scope and size of the world. I want more games like this.

404FredNotFound
404FredNotFound

Got in the PC beta, and my biggest problem is handling, the game's handling is pretty bad, I feel like I'm in control of an 18 wheeler about to lose traction. Even with that scope, if the handling isn't good I cannot play the game, it gets a little better with a wheel but no where near has it should be. Another point is the laughable story, bottom line If I buy this game it will be down the line after several patches, has its clearly not ready to be released.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

Looking forward to the beta actually, it'll determine if i buy this game or not.

Sholdi
Sholdi

I will definitely buy this game. I enjoyed the beta

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

For a game still in beta this game had its bugs and a lot of content left out "on purpose" so I can say this if polished will be a great driving game to play with friends and the vehicle customization needs to be shown more then a mod drop.

strothers101
strothers101

@spacecadet25 To be fair, there is nothing in the story about Xbox vs PS4 so you cant expect all that much activity. 

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@nazgoroth 9/10 in terms of enjoyment. I think the console versions will be on par with PC since they all seem capped at 30fps and the world is HUGE. I'm not a big racing fan these days, but I love driving around in open worlds and this delivers that freedom on the biggest scale I've seen. It's quite arcade feeling, loads of activities, a nice cheesy but fitting story for the genre, cars and graphics look amazing for the scale of the game. Nice lighting and environments etc. I've played the closed PC beta on both occasions and I'll definitely be buying the game, just need to decide if I'll get the console or PC version now.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@nazgoroth 

It's not as deep as Gran Turismo (from my experience) as far as handling options goes. If you want a comparisson, I'd say the handling is like in NFS Most Wanted 2 or Rivals, something like that. The graphics are okay, there are some skill challenges all over the place, so it's very easy to level up and get parts (loot) for your car, there are collectibels to find and the scale of the map is like in no other racing game (except for Fuel, which is ridiculous and unnecessary). There's a lot of customization going on, it's crazy, and you're working for your parts, not just buying them. The graphics are okay (ultra), personally I expected more, but it's okay, I'm not a snob. The game just doesn't look like in the trailers, or maybe it's just me. It's still a beta.

There's a lot to talk about, so long story short, I'd say it's the Most Wanted we always... wanted. So if you're into that, it's worth more than a try, but if you're into Gran Turismo and sims, I would wait for Drive Club or next Forza on consoles.

sampson3121
sampson3121

@nazgoroth played it and it's nothing like Forza or Gran Turismo, more like open world burn out and i couldn't stop playing it..really didn't even have it on my radar( Drive Club) is what i've been waiting for, but this has changed my mind...can't wait to buy it.

sampson3121
sampson3121

@donjuancorleone they have missions you can either drive too to race or they have a quick travel to get to them...hasn't anyone watched video of this game before? lol Jesus!

sampson3121
sampson3121

@404FredNotFound no you just drive like bat turd

!!

lunchbox2042
lunchbox2042

@404FredNotFound Yeah, it's sad when a slight tilt in steering at 60 mph causes you to nearly lose control of your car and go sliding. I've never seen a racing game handle so poorly.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@404FredNotFound 

Have you also played the second beta? I thought they improved the handling a lot over the first beta.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

@Darkangel2154 They need to fix the start up crash bugs. I found a way around one of them, but I really hope they get rid of them.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@xsonicchaos @nazgoroth Alread got forza horizon 2 on order at the momen. Been looking at pc Beta footage and am slightly, disappointed. I mean i own NFS rivals for the Ps4 and i got what i expected from that, 

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@sampson3121 @nazgoroth Asking because a lot of people are claiming it sucks. And i'm going in vacant (without opinion as of now)

Debating wether it's worth ordering or not. The open would thing kinda draws me in.
(if i would order it would be for Ps4)

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

@DamnILoveGames @Darkangel2154 never had that bug but had a very bad stuttering when ever i hit something or just at random times. Also I think I seen some crazy force shoving my car 10-20 feet to the left at times  "maybe a invisible car hitting me or 100mph winds lol"

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@nazgoroth 

Maybe you have a specific question you want to ask about the game. You can ask me, if you want.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@404FredNotFound 

It was bad, like stiff and mostly unresponsive as hell. A lot better this time around. I would compare it right now with Need For Speed any of the new ones, Most Wanted or Rivals. At least I experienced no crash and no gamebreaking bugs, and the challenges were a bit easier. I like the camera options a lot.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

@Darkangel2154 A few other glitches I saw was my car stuttering in cutscenes i.e. vibrating back and forth really quickly as it moved forwards, and at one point a truck doing about 180mph hit me.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@nazgoroth Very arcade. If you're used to games like Need For Speed, it's kinda like that.

I'll try to elaborate a bit. It's not a stiff handling, you can drift very well, something like in Drive San Francisco.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@xsonicchaos @nazgoroth Not really what i'm looking for this season. Likely won't order this (plus i have 2 ubisoft games incoming as we speak)

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@nazgoroth 

I hope you didn't thought I'm defending the game. It's a good arcade game, it prides itself on the mmo kinda rpg thing, but it's ultimately a racing game with a very huge map. I hope I was of some help.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@xsonicchaos @nazgoroth Ended up ordering Driveclub instead. Looked at project cars as well but that seems to require me buying a new steering wheel / paddles. And i really don't have a spare 300-500 euro's laying around.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@xsonicchaos @nazgoroth You were. Don't worry about it, i don't feel easily attacked or find someone defensive unless people are downright wrong.

Which you are not so thank you :)