There is nothing like a shiny new racing game to showcase the power of new video game consoles. Both EA and Microsoft opted to make their next-generation debuts with games such as Need For Speed: Rivals and Forza Motorsport 5.
Back before the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Ubisoft was also planning its own next-generation racing game titled The Crew. Like other ambitious Ubisoft products, however, The Crew was delayed well past the launch windows for these consoles.
Today Ubisoft finally broke its months-long silence on the project and laid down a general release window for the game. The Crew will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this fall.
Along with the release window announcement came the inevitable collector's edition details. Unlike other big collector's edition packages, however, Ubisoft is offering two different pre-order editions that come with extra in-game content.
Gamers who pre-order the "Limited Edition" of The Crew will receive early access to three vehicles: the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, the Mini Cooper S, and the Dodge Ram SRT-10. These vehicles also come fully-loaded with all of their custom and performance part upgrades. The Limited Edition also comes with an extra 10,000 in-game "Crew Credits" to put players ahead of everyone else at launch.
The "Muscle Edition" of The Crew can only be pre-ordered at GameStop. Players who order it will receive everything in the Limited Edition, plus one extra car: the 2014 Ford Mustang GT.
A few of these vehicles can be seen in the latest trailer for The Crew, which was released today. The video shows off the game's open-world racing through a variety of settings and terrains. Stunts, cop chases, and multiplayer gameplay are all previewed, as well as the large list of customization options that Ubisoft is making into the game's trademark.