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The Crew trailer details perks and specs, will let you repair cars on the fly

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The Crew

Cars are meant to be customised. Also driven, and filled with shopping and dogs and awkwardly perched sofas, but it's mainly about the customisation, an opinion shared by Ubisoft's open world racing MMO The Crew. The latest trailer goes on about this again (opens in new tab), this time focusing on the handful of different car specs you can choose from—Street, Dirt, Performance, Raid and Circuit—which are basically the game's version of classes. You can switch between these on the fly, thankfully, should you tire of street races and want to (for instance) head to a circuit to do a nice legal race with a fancy car.

There are also perks, including the aptly named Mobile Mechanic, what lets you fix your car while you're out and about. Garages, we hardly knew ye. Actually, we knew ye quite well, and you were damned expensive, so Mobile Mechanic sounds like the kind of perk we'd enjoy in real life. If you've not been following The Crew, the following trailer offers a nice overview of Ubi's *shudders* 'caRPG', which is out on December 2nd. Andy went hands-on with it a couple of months ago (opens in new tab), and he can confirm that "the map is indeed really, really big".

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.