Ubisoft’s The Crew is an ambitious open-world racing game and it’s ambition has seen it rack up over twelve million players. The game originally came out 2014 so it has taken a while to notch up all those players, but it is still an impressive statistic. While a sizeable chunk of the twelve million were probably added through appearing in the Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus programmes, the game has still sold well and with two sizeable chunks of DLC (Wild Run and Calling All Units) the game is still pulling in money. The game’s director, Stéphane “Fergus” Beley, had the following to say –
Every time I realize how strong and growing our community is, I can’t help but get emotional. Releasing The Crew was a childhood dream come true: building a whole universe dedicated to exploration, competition, adventure, and creating glorious moments with friends or solo, behind the wheel of our favorite rides. I’ve never thought this vision would strike a chord with so many and I am always thankful to see how more and more players connect to this world, filling it with their own challenges and creations. One of them is a screenshot I’ve been using as a wallpaper on my smartphone for over a year now. It represents everything I like about The Crew: the call of the road, the fact that the destination doesn’t really matter as long as you’re enjoying the journey. And really, ours has just begun!
The Crew is available now for Xbox 360, and Xbox One