The End of an Era: ‘The Crew’ Motors Into Retirement
Good racing games come and go, but few can stand the test of time. The Crew, a critically-acclaimed open-world racing game about a rag-tag group of street racers trying to show their worth by beating the best riders in the world, has been around for nearly 8 years. Sadly, that era will be coming to an end, as the publisher, Ubisoft, recently announced that The Crew would be retired.
The Crew, released back in 2014 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PC, puts you in the shoes of a street-racing prodigy hoping to make his way to the top of the racing world. You start by taking on small crew runs, delivering cargo, and running races around a massive virtual version of the U.S. with your partner or three other human players. As you progress, you’ll acquire better crews and cars as you take on bigger jobs, like raiding rivals, raiding enemy crews, and even FBI takedowns.
It’s bittersweet that a game with such a long and successful run is now coming to an end. Its enthusiasts are sad to see it go, but Ubisoft urged their fans to “celebrate the legacy of The Crew” as the game had been a great success. Although the game will no longer be available for play, it will live on in the memories of its fans.
This isn’t the first time Ubisoft has retired one of its games. Previous titles were retired in 2016 and 2017, and it appears that the company will continue to make changes to keep its catalog up to date with the latest trends. Fans of The Crew, however, are still mourning its loss, as the experience supplied by The Crew was unmatched by any other racing game.
No official successor has been named, but it’s likely that a new game will soon be announced to replace The Crew. Regardless, the developers at Ubisoft have ensured that The Crew will always remain a part of gamers’ hearts.