Ubisoft's The Crew Looking To Challenge Gran Turismo And Forza?
Ubisoft may have a hot new racing IP, and they could reveal it in a few weeks at E3.
According to The Examiner citing Jeuxvideo and Futura-Techno, a game called "The Crew" is currently in development at French studio Ivory Tower, which is conveniently comprised of former Eden Games employees.
It seems this new IP will be another cross-generation title, as it could be slated for both the current set of consoles as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In checking the developer's website, we find a variety of open positions, including a senior gameplay programmer who will work with "next generation technologies." Other reports say "The Crew" will be a simulator, so it will compete against the likes of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport.
The staff has experience with all sorts of racing games, including Need for Speed and Test Drive, so these should be the guys to do it. We're just wondering how a multiplatform simulator will compete against the exclusive GT and Forza franchises... I'm not talking about sales, of course; I'm talking about quality, which is always critical for simulators.
5/30/2013 11:01:59 AM Ben Dutka