While being far from the most prominent racing games available right now, the Ivory Tower-developed and Ubisoft-published open-world racing MMO The Crew has been chugging along nicely since its release in late 2014. Since then, the game got a complete graphical overhaul including a dynamic weather system and a rather large expansion called Wild Run that added a monthly tournament called ‘The Summit’ where players could compete with each other to top the leaderboards and take home cars not available anywhere else. Now Ubisoft has announced the next chapter for The Crew.
This new chapter has been titled The Crew Calling All Units and will see players pick a side in the eternal conflict between street racers and the law.
Players will hit the road as a cop or street racer to prove their driving skills and team up in crews to take over the USA. This new policechase fantasy will have a deep impact on the gameplay and on players’ experience all over the gigantic open world offered by The Crew. Players will be introduced to this brandnew police versus racer gameplay through a twelve mission story that will allow them to build up their own cop style and tactics, ride in fully tuned police vehicles and collect new parts, vehicles and XP.
Every side will have a unique set of abilities (like an electromagnetic pulse that slows racers down or a flashbang confuse players chasing you) and a slew of new vehicles at their disposal as both sides fight to gain control of the USA. While players on the side of the Police are charged with hunting down and arresting street racers, while the street racers will have to ferry cargo from one place to the other without being caught. Whenever a racer picks up a crate NPC AI and police players will get notified, and the chase begins.
That means that a chase can be either PvE or PvP, but either way, no racer will ever go unnoticed. Plus, any player – cop or racer – can hop in a chase anytime, so a pure PvE chase may turn into PvP at any moment!
Here’s the kicker: the street racer portion of the expansion is available to everyone who owns the game, provided they’ve finished the base game’s prologue. If you want to don a badge and deliver some sweet road-rage justice you’ll have to buy the expansion. The new level cap has been upped to level 60 and all players can reach the new cap even if you don’t own Calling All Units. Keep in mind also that Calling All Units does not fall under the game’s season pass, so you’ll have to purchase it separately.
Additionally, Ubisoft has also announced The Crew Ultimate Edition which bundles up all the post-release content that has been released since the game’s release. This package also includes all the season pass vehicles.
The Crew Calling All Units and The Crew Ultimate Edition will both be available for purchase starting November 29 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.