Fans of The Crew franchise were ecstatic when Ubisoft officially announced the latest game’s release date was just three months out. With developers Ubisoft Ivory Tower only announcing The Crew Motorfest title earlier in 2023, the turnaround has been swift, much to the delight of racing fans. To add to the latest excitement with its imminent release on 14 September, more good news has made waves, in that players will get to experience five hours of The Crew Motorfest gameplay for free.
The Crew Motorfest is an open-world racing game by Ubisoft. Originally planned as a DLC to The Crew 2, the story continues as a sequel to the 2018 title. It is the third release in the franchise, with the racing continuing in the Americas.
The open world for The Crew Motorfest is set in the backdrop of the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu. Developers had planned to release the game as a DLC. However, due to the change in the racing dynamic and progression structure of the game, it wasn’t feasible to push through the existing game engine. This means that users will get to experience a much-improved racing game over its predecessors, which has already gained a lot of praise during its Closed Beta period a few weeks ago.
As with the likes of Forza Horizon 5 set in Mexico, the lush and diverse environments of the Hawaiian location for Motorfest are set to provide great visuals and terrain. This adds a new level of engaging racing across multiple categories of racing cars. This includes your standard street racing vehicles, which span across touring cars and motorbikes, along with hypercars, drifters, drag, rally and racing cars.
However, what really sets The Crew franchise apart from other racing titles is its addition of motorboats and aircraft, allowing players to take to the seas and skies in all-out racing. On release, the game will include an impressive lineup of more than 600 vehicles to choose from more than 50 well-known manufacturers.
Hawaiian location and a clear focus on making driving more engaging. If you were on the fence, this is an excellent taster.
Three versions of the game will be made available. This includes the Standard Edition, Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition. Both the Gold and Ultimate editions of the game will include three-day early access from 11 September 2023, which also includes the Year 1 Pass.
The Standard Edition of The Crew Motorfest will be live from 14 September, with the free trial period only available between 14 and 17 September. During this period, players will be able to enjoy the first five hours of the game’s entry portion, including the
As with many other modern racing titles, The Crew Motorfest spans across various seasons, which update regularly. These updates bring with them a new lineup of cars to challenge by performing certain tasks and winning races. With Year 1 Pass, players will get additional vehicles and content released during these seasons across an entire year.
In total, Year 1 Pass will bring 25 exclusive vehicles to the roster, including the 2023 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS and 2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe. at launch. Ubisoft has also announced an additional four cars for the months of October and November, averaging two per month. The known release schedule is listed below, with the remaining 18 cars to be released in due course.
2023 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye (launch)
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (launch)
2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe (launch)
Nissan 240 SX (S14) (4 October)
Nissan Z (4 October)
Ferrari 308 GTS (8 November)
Ferrari SF90 Stradale (8 November)
You can get your hands on the game via the official website or your platform store. The Crew Motorfest is available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Ubisoft Connect. Users can also unlock the game with a Ubisoft+ subscription from launch. Unfortunately, there’s no word as yet as to whether it will be released on Steam, as with the previous games in the franchise.