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The Crew skids into December

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The Crew beta

The persistent world multiplayer racing game The Crew, as we reminded you last month, was originally slated to hit the road on November 14. Today, however, Ubisoft tapped the brakes.

The announcement of the delay contained no specifics about why it's been pushed back, only that it has, and that Ubisoft remains "committed to delivering a revolutionary experience in the driving genre," in the words of Creative Director Julian Gerighty.

The delay will allow Ubisoft to hold a second closed beta, but sadly it will only be for the console editions of the game. The Crew is now slated to come out on December 2. To find out more about the game, get behind the wheel of our coast-to-coast hands-on from August.

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.