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Ubisoft wont allow reviews for The Crew until launch


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.

Edited On 25 Nov, 2014

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Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Sounds like they know it's broken but are releasing it anyway.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Yup. All they need to do is open a separate server for the "reviewers" I doubt anyone would be stupid enough to buy the game after the way Unity & Far Cry (PC Version) were released
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
yeah its pissing me off all this now, what gives them the right for no reviews, free country last I heard, You stop reviews, I dont buy your game, easy as pie
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listerdaleo 2 years ago
Why does that not suprise me.. soon most companies end up doing this haha.
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Bindiana 2 years ago
Seems very shady to me not really heard much about this seems the beta got a mixed reaction from what I have heard.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
then soon I will stop pre ordering all together then ,I dont even go off reviews , but that is just not good practice, it was the same with Unity, I found out it was broken when it was too late to cancel my pre order, now its just sitting there on my shelf until they fix all the issues
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Bindiana 2 years ago
Sadly it becoming more better practice to leave buying a game till a week after release so the companies can sort out all the glitches and bugs.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
A week after release? Lucky if they're fixed a month after release.
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listerdaleo 2 years ago
Had nothing wrong with my ps4 AC unity so.. and its clocked 50 hours or more now.. FC4 not even got to opening yet.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
The point still stands. Just cos you never hit any bugs doesn't mean they weren't there
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Cheeky Monkey 2 years ago
Yeah it doesn't sound good. I think anyone wanting this would be well advised to wait several weeks at least and see what gets reported first. It's a terrible situation all round nowadays with games being released before they are anywhere near fixed. They all promise patches ( which shouldn't even be needed ) which very often never arrive ir if they do they usually don't improve anything or even make things worse. Skyrim was a prime example and I would never buy a Bethesda game again. That was totally abyssmal for bugs and lag on PS4 and it never got fixed, which is a shame because it could have been awesome. They made it primarily for PC and just cashed in by porting it to consoles which was an epic fail yet when they realised eventually that they just couldn't fix it they simply stopped trying. Tossers!! The media has to take a lot of the blame though because they gave it numerous awards even though they knew it was really badly broken, which they should never have done. They shouldn't give awards for a game's potential, they should base it on what the game is actually like when they play it. Only when they do that, and only when games companies and publishers are forced by some governing body to compensate gamers for broken games they buy that never get fixed, will they change their ways. Besides, I don't want to wait for years, or even months, for a game I buy to be 'fixed'. I want it to work perfectly on day one which every game should do. There is no excuse for releasing broken games when they've gone through years of development, beta testing and QA.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
That is a bit dodgy though is there not an open beta this week that people will be able to try out? I have had a few glitches in AC unity where I fell through the floor a few times but thats it. Though I has seen some people get some terrible bugs. For me the buggiest game I have played recently is still Batman Arkham origins.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
I don't think there is any excuse for mainly multiplayer games not to have an open beta a month or so before release.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
There is a Beta which starts today until Nov 28th, on Xbox ONE and PS4. I will try it on there, and if it does not play well then I will not buy. There will be little chance for them to make major chances within a few days. http://thecrew-game.ubi.com/portal/en-GB/beta/index.aspx
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SuperSlaphead 2 years ago
Test drive Unlimited 2 anyone???
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Turniplord 2 years ago
i cancelled my order a few weeks ago after the PC beta - that was when I realised it was a online only game (can't play offline in any way) so if you can't get onto the online servers then you are left looking at a connecting screen. If it was/had an offline mode I would have got it but I don't really care about the online presence of other randomers.
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Sp00kyMulder 2 years ago
I'm personally really looking forward to the crew, have been since it was revealed. Also I haven't had any issues with AC unity or Far Cry on ps4, must be one of the lucky ones :)

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