Reviewers will not be receiving early review copies of the racing MMO.
Ubisoft is at it again with its review embargoes, this time revealing that journalists would not be receiving early review copies of its upcoming open world racing MMO The Crew.
Posting on the UbiBlog, the publisher has at least made an attempt to justify the decision, which is very much in line with Bungie’s reasoning for not providing review copies of Destiny before launch.
“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.
“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.”
However, unlike with Assassin’s Creed: Unity reviews, Ubisoft says that reviewers will be free to distribute any coverage on the game as soon as it goes on sale.
“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.
“We sincerely hope everyone will take the time to customize their ride as they progress through all five regions, explore every corner of the map solo and with friends, dive into our competitive and cooperative mechanics, race to the end of the main campaign, choose a Faction and compete with your crew in Factions Wars, and so much more.”
The Crew will be out on December 2nd for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Are you excited for it or a little worried after this recent news? Let us know in the comments.