Ubisoft’s next-gen racing game will no longer be releasing on November 11, according to the game developer’s blog. After hosting 2 closed PC betas and a closed console beta, release date has been pushed back to December 2nd in response to feedback from testers. Ubisoft is planning for another closed console beta sometime in November. The betas assist developers in improving game mechanics as well as assessing any server issues that may occur during play.
“We received a lot of valuable information from the recent PC and console betas,” says Creative Director Julian Gerighty. “We are now scrutinizing all of the player feedback so we can ensure that The Crew delivers the seamless open-world experience that meets everyone’s high expectations.” Feedback from beta testers has been crucial to The Crew’s development. Since feedback began, Ubisoft has made tweaks to several aspects of the game. An option to turn off the HUD was incorporated into the game so players can enjoy the recreated scenery of the United States more realistically and without obstructions on the screen. Other tweaks include adjustments to AI difficulties and a more seamless voice chat integration for team play.
The main goal in The Crew’s development is to deliver an open-world experience that can be played in many different ways. Not only does this make the racing game a massive playground for lone wolves and team play, it makes the game a long-distance road trip with exciting detours along the way. Ubisoft plans to continuously analyze feedback from beta testers and improve the game up until the launch date.