Another game that has been on my radar that was talked about at Ubisoft Forward recently was The Crew Motorfest. Ubisoft has given us a release date of September 14 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. In addition, players looking to get an early taste of the high-speed action can sign up for the Closed Beta, which will run from July 21-23 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.
An all-new open-world motorsports game, The Crew Motorfest is set on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. Players can freely explore Honolulu’s streets, off-road down volcanoes, and race more than 610 vehicles (at launch) through rainforests, beaches, and winding mountain roads. A central part of The Crew Motorfest is the introduction of Playlists and there will be 15 of these at launch. Playlists are multi-event campaigns built around a single car-culture theme, which players can tackle at any time, in any order. From what we have seen so far there here’s just some of the playlists we’ll be able to race in:
- Made in Japan, a street-racing playlist focused on Japanese cars
- Off-Roading Addict, throwing us into a 4WD vehicle through muddy backroads and hilly terrain
- Motorsports, where we get behind the wheel of a Formula One car
- Vintage Garage, where players discover classic cars with a mid-century soundtrack and no GPS minimap
- Lamborghini, where we get to race in the featured car in the game’s title cover
- Plus many more
While the Playlist events put you behind the wheel of cars suited to those themes, similar to previous The Crew games, The Crew Motorfest will give players a chance to earn and customise their own fleet of vehicles. In addition, The Crew 2 players can import almost all of their car collection into The Crew Motorfest using the free Collection Import feature. I also saw there were a number of familiar items and objectives that looked similar to those in Forza Horizon 5 and Need for Speed Unbound which are becoming common elements in racing games today. Speed traps, jump locations and other mechanisms are all optional but fun side activities to complete and I can’t wait to test the game myself in July.
The Crew Motorfest will launch on September 14 for PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One & Series X|S, and Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. And if you are keen for an early test drive, sign up for the Closed Beta which will run from July 21-23 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.