Ubisoft has delayed The Crew, originally set for release on November 11, to December 2 in North America and December 5 in Europe.
“There’s a good reason for the small delay,” Ubisoft said on the UbiBlog. “It’s because the teams at Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections are listening to all of you.”
Replacing the game’s original release in November will be a second console closed beta. The game’s already seen two closed betas on PC, as well as a limited technical beta on new-gen consoles.
“We received a lot of valuable information from the recent PC and console betas,” creative director Julian Gerighty said. “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.”
Said process has already resulted in “substantial updates,” including:
- Everything from the option to fully remove the HUD so players can enjoy the scenery as they roam freely through a massive re-creation of the United States (a highly requested featured, Gerighty tells us).
- Fine-tuning the collisions to be even more realistic and adding in new visual effects.
- Adjustments to the difficulty (for example, tweaking the police A.I.).
- Better integration of the voice chat – especially helpful when crewing up with other players.
The Crew will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.