If you are wondering why you are yet to see any reviews for The Crew, then it's because Ubisoft has admitted that it will not be supplying pre-release review copies of upcoming racer The Crew.
"We know that many of you will be eager to turn to experts for their professional advice," the publisher said in a statement.
"While we totally understand (hey, we read reviews, too!), The Crew was built from the beginning to be a living playground full of driving fans, so it’s 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 2nd. There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale.
"While we fully anticipate that you might see some reviews immediately at launch – largely built around the preview sessions we facilitated during the past months or the limited content of the closed and open betas – they won’t be based on optimal conditions or reflect the finished game.
"We sincerely hope everyone will take the time to customize their ride as they progress through all five regions, explore every corner of the map solo and with friends, dive into our competitive and cooperative mechanics, race to the end of the main campaign, choose a Faction and compete with your crew in Factions Wars, and so much more."
What do you think of this stance? Does it make sense? We certainly think that more and more reviews will start to arrive later in the years to come, after all most games are heading online now and publishers would rather game was appraised in the correct conditions. In this respect we could see reviews becoming less important as people turn to streaming and YouTube videos for the appraisal of games.
Let us know you thoughts.