The Crew, a massively multiplayer online racing title currently in development at Ubisoft, was not originally slated to be released for the next-generaiton PlayStation 4 according to the game's creative director Julian Gerighty in an interview with Digital Trends. Beginning development for the current generation, Gerighty revealed that The Crew has in the auto-shop for four years.
"It happened about a year and a half ago, where we realized we can push this a little bit further, we can push the personalization of the world, the non-procedural nature of the world, a little bit further if we do it on Xbox One and PS4," Grieghty explained. "So our Miami is radically different from our New York, which is normal but it takes a lot of work to get it to that level of quality. And that’s only possible on this next-generation."
Scheduled for a Q1 2014 release date, The Crew has a lot to offer. Featuring a large, shared world that takes 90-minutes of real time to cross, the game also has a story mode written by well-renowned writers.
"The story is written by the writer for Red Dead Redemption [and] we’ve got a writer for GTA on the game," said Gerighty. "What I say is, it’s not Shakespeare, but it’s a fun story to play through."
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