Here's Why There Will Be No Early Review Copies Of The Crew
I won't be getting an early copy of The Crew for review purposes, but Ubisoft has an explanation.
As the publisher explained on its Blog, the game can really only be properly evaluated when the servers are populated by players. There won't be any embargo on reviews but the publisher wants critics to wait to sample the full community.
It's pretty common for sources to wait a bit before giving gamers a full analysis of an online-focused game. It takes time and there are always plenty of changes and fixes in the first few weeks (and even months) of a new title's lifespan. Said Ubisoft about The Crew:
"The Crew was built from the beginning to be a living playground full of driving fans, so itís only possible to assess our game in its entirety with other real players in the world.
For this very reason, The Crew will be available to media to begin their reviews when the game launches on December 2. There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale."
They added that a few reviews will probably show up at launch, but those will be based almost entirely on the preview sessions and betas the company hosted over the past months. As such, those reviews might not be indicative of the final product, which does require those player servers. For the record, Ubisoft, I was going to wait, anyway.
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11/25/2014 11:25:44 AM Ben Dutka