The likes of Murderer’s Creed Mirage, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Star Wars Outlaws, and Prince of Persia: The Misplaced Crown might have grabbed a lot of the headlines within the wake of the latest Ubisoft Ahead showcase, however the firm additionally supplied an in depth have a look at one other one among its main upcoming video games that truly appeared fairly promising. The Crew Motorfest is bringing again Ubisoft Ivory Tower’s open world racing collection for a 3rd outing, and this time, it’s including loads of Forza Horizon aptitude to its choices, for an expertise that’s apparently going to have a really completely different flavour from what followers of the collection is perhaps acquainted with. Right here, we’re going to go over all of the essential particulars we now have realized in regards to the sport in latest days.
The Crew and The Crew 2 took gamers to scaled down recreations of all the United States of America, however with The Crew Motorfest seeking to inject a few of Forza Horizon’s racing pageant vibes into the expertise (as its identify signifies), it’s shifting to a totally new setting. Motorfest is ready on a scaled down model of the island of Oahu in Hawaii, and never solely is it promising, as Ubisoft places it, “an ideal mixture of tradition, journey, and the splendor of nature”, it can additionally boast an ecosystem that may embody various biomes and environments. Talking of which…
From seashores and forests to city environments and extra, gamers will discover loads of environmental selection on the island of Oahu in The Crew Motorfest. The leeward aspect of the island can be characterised by dry and arid landscapes, whereas the seashores of Waikiki will supply up a wholesome dose of white, sandy seashores and glistening water. Then there are the dense and plush Hawaiian rainforests, the slopes of a volcano, tracks that run by way of caves, and far more. That, in fact, means there may also be loads of alternatives for off highway driving.
The Crew Motorfest is clearly going to be an expansive expertise, with a lot for gamers to do and see, however these seeking to undergo its curated choices of content material will discover the majority of that in what Ubisoft Ivory Tower has dubbed Playlists. Described as Motorfest’s chief exercise, every Playlist can be a curated themed marketing campaign in and of itself, every of them coming with their very own distinctive challenges, autos, rewards, mechanics, and different distinctive parts.
MORE PLAYLIST DETAILS
Whereas it stays to be seen precisely what number of playlists The Crew Motorfest may have on supply upon its launch later this yr, Ubisoft has offered particulars on fairly a couple of of them. The Made in Japan Playlist will scatter Japanese-themed decorations and environmental prospers all through the map, whereas the Lamborghini Playlist will focus completely on the legendary producer. There’s additionally the Electrical Odyssey Playlist, which can focus, as its identify suggests, on electrical supercars.
VINTAGE GARAGE PLAYLIST
One specific Playlist that’s certain to show a couple of heads is the Classic Storage Playlist, which can take gamers to completely different eras of vehicles, every with distinctive theming, mechanics, and autos. On this Playlist, you’ll begin with the ’50s, the place you gained’t have entry to a map and can as an alternative should make your approach across the map by utilizing pictures of landmarks as references, all whereas driving the Cadillac 1957 Eldorado. After you’re executed with the ’50s, you’ll proceed to maneuver by way of the historical past of automobiles, and make your approach by way of the ’60s, the place you’ll be behind the wheel in a Volkswagen Kombi, the ’70s, the place you’ll be specializing in rallying and driving a Nissan Fairlady Z 432, the ’80s, the place you’ll drive a Ferrari F40, and at last, the ’90s. We don’t know what you’ll drive within the ’90s.
Finishing Playlists will clearly be the first marker for you far you’ve progressed within the sport’s choices of content material, although they are going to, in fact, include tangible rewards as properly. Each time you end a Playlist, you’ll unlock a particular version automobile and add it to your rising assortment. Along with that, additionally, you will achieve entry to new themed challenges, which, in flip, will deliver their very own rewards as properly, on prime of being helpful instruments for bettering your driving expertise.
So these Forza Horizon vibes we’ve touched on a few instances till now? They’re fairly blatant, in fact, as is clear with even a cursory have a look at the sport, and nothing exemplifies greater than The Crew Motorfest’s Competition Space, which is a type of social hub location the place gamers can meet and work together with one another. There can be loads of actions to take a look at on this location as properly, together with a drifting circuit, a drag race monitor, a large double loop, and an off roading space. In the meantime, within the Competition Space, gamers may also discover the Automobile Meet Tent, the place you’ll be capable to take part in weekly customization contests to indicate off your autos and all of the methods you have got personalized and customized them.
OPEN WORLD ACTIVITES
There can be loads of racing to do in The Crew Motorfest, whereas merely driving across the open world whereas with the ability to swap seamlessly from a automobile to a airplane to a ship is, in typical The Crew vogue, promising to be numerous enjoyable as properly. However in fact, the sport may also function quite a lot of open world actions for gamers to interact with. These will embrace slaloms, escape challenges, velocity traps, stunt jumps, bullseyes, hidden loot crates to search out, photograph challenges, and extra. Past that, gamers may also be capable to tinker round with all kinds of customization choices for his or her vehicles- although Ubisoft Ivory Tower is but to offer concrete particulars on what these choices can be.
Given how lengthy The Crew 2 has been out, and given how lengthy Ubisoft Ivory Tower has supported it, it goes with out saying that there’s no scarcity of people that have clocked in a substantial period of time in that sport and constructed up an in depth assortment of autos. When The Crew Motorfest comes round, although, you gained’t have to start out from scratch. Ubisoft says The Crew 2 gamers will be capable to import their whole assortment of autos into The Crew Motorfest without cost. Precisely how that course of will work stays to be seen, however that’s a large bonus for anybody who’s already invested important time within the collection.
And when precisely can we anticipate to play The Crew Motorfest? Effectively, it’s not awfully distant now. Ubisoft Ivory Tower’s open world arcade racer is ready to launch on September 14 for PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. On PC, it will likely be obtainable through Epic Video games Retailer and Ubisoft Retailer- yep, like most Ubisoft releases now, it’s skipping Steam. And sure, as all the time, that’s a bummer.