Sequel to 2014 open-world racing game The Crew, The Crew 2 for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC sheds the revenge plot trappings of its predecessor. Instead, it puts you in control of a variety of vehicles including cars, motorcycles, boats, and airplanes as you race across the US in an attempt to up your follower count by winning each event in the most over the top fashion possible. After multiple pre-release betas, the game is finally out this week. Here’s what you need to know about The Crew 2.
The Crew 2 is out on June 29 for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. If you’ve pre-ordered The Crew 2 Gold Edition, you can play the game three days early — from June 26.
Developer Ubisoft Ivory Tower has listed what you need to get the most out of The Crew 2 if you’re playing it on PC, outlining three specifications on the basis of frame rate and resolution.
Minimum PC system requirements to play The Crew 2 in 1080p at 30fps:
Recommended PC system requirements to play The Crew 2 in 1080p at 30fps:
Recommended PC system requirements to play The Crew in 1080p at 60fps:
Aside from the standard edition of the game, which includes The Crew 2 with no other embellishments, there are two other editions of The Crew 2.
The Crew 2 Deluxe Edition
The Crew 2 Gold Edition
The Crew 2 price
The Crew 2 standard edition price is Rs. 3,999 ($60 in the US). The Crew 2 Deluxe Edition is also Rs. 3,999 ($70 in the US). The Crew 2 Gold Edition is Rs. 6,999 ($110 in the US). These are the prices for The Crew 2 on PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version of The Crew 2 standard edition is Rs. 2,999 ($60 in the US) in India with the Deluxe Edition costing Rs. 3,499 ($70 in the US), and The Crew 2 Gold Edition price is Rs. 4,499 ($100 in the US).
The Crew 2 is always online
Much like its predecessor, you need a persistent Internet connection to play The Crew 2. This was confirmed by the game’s developer with the justification that it would allow you to connect with your friends and other players at any given time. What this also means is if Ubisoft’s servers go down, you won’t be able to play the game, and if you plan to pick it up to play on the go on a laptop, this could be an issue too. If the online play is anything like the first game at launch, you’re better served waiting a week or two before purchasing The Crew 2, just to gauge how stable the online experience is.
The Crew 2 impressions
The game had an open beta last weekend, and much like the previous closed beta, the controls felt floaty regardless of the vehicle you’re using. Switching between boat, plane, and car felt seamless, and in terms of online connectivity, it held up well without any hitches on the Xbox One X. As always, it’s not yet known if this would be the case when the full game hits later this week. Stay tuned to our full review of The Crew 2 on Gadgets 360 once we’ve spent enough time with the final, retail release.