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The Crew 2 hits the road in June, beta signups are open

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The Crew 2, Ubisoft's open-world, omni-vehicle racing game, was supposed to be out in March but hit the proverbial speed bump at the end of 2017 when it was pushed back to sometime between April and September. Today Ubi pinned that down to June 29 with a brief new gameplay trailer and details about a new, high-priced Motor Edition release. 

The Crew 2 Motor Edition includes the Gold Edition of the game in a SteelBook case, along with a 12x6" license plate "customized to reflect the spirit of The Crew 2" and a 25x20-inch fold-out map of the game. Interestingly, it's only $10 more than the digital Gold edition, which comes bundled with the season pass, The Crew 2 Motorsports Deluxe Pack, and three avatar outfits. 

Unfortunately, it's not clear at the moment whether the Motor Edition will actually be available for PC. Ubisoft said last year that a physical edition was being prepped but would only be released for consoles, but the Ubisoft Store has a pre-purchase option for the Motor Edition on PC. However, it also indicates that the PC version is digital, and for all the wonderful advancements that the modern era has given us we still can't download a license plate.

I've reached out to Ubisoft for clarity on that point and will update if and when I receive a reply. While you wait for that to happen, you can sign up for access to the beta (no start date on that yet, sorry) at thecrewgame.com

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.