By Bryan Smith on November 25, 2014 at 9:34pm
Similar to "Assassin's Creed Unity" and "Assassin's Creed Rogue," "The Crew's" reviews aren't going to be posted early. Posted on UbiBlog, Gary Steinman, Sr. Communications Manager, explained why the reviews aren't coming before the release.
We also know that many of you will be eager to turn to experts for their professional advice. You want to read how the pros feel after their carefully considered road tests of The Crew. While we totally understand (hey, we read reviews, too!), The Crew was built from the beginning to be a living playground full of driving fans, so it’s only possible to assess our game in its entirety with other real players in the world. And by other, we mean thousands and thousands and thousands of players – something that can’t be simulated with a handful of devs playing alongside the press.
For this very reason, The Crew will be available to media to begin their reviews when the game launches on December 2. There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale. While we fully anticipate that you might see some reviews immediately at launch – largely built around the preview sessions we facilitated during the past months or the limited content of the closed and open betas – they won’t be based on optimal conditions or reflect the finished game. Gary Steinman, Sr. Communications Manager
Prior to this, "Assassin's Creed Unity" faced criticism for not allowing the game to be reviewed until after the release, as there were many bugs and glitches that are still unresolved. Ubisoft also recently revealed the most recent patch with 300 plus fixes that should help get rid of the problems. It would probably be wise to wait and see if "The Crew" follows the same path of bugs and glitches. It should be noted that "The Crew" doesn't have any review embargoes, something that "Assassin's Creed Unity" had, but the review copies will only be sent out on the day of release.
"The Crew" launches on Dec. 2 worldwide and on Dec. 4 in Japan for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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