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Gaming News: Developer of The Crew has Confidence in the Game’s Stability

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/files/u166440/the_crew.jpgUbisoft’s recent record and actions might give a different impression 

It has been a rough year for Ubisoft when it comes to the  games that have been released. Earlier this year the PC version of Watch Dogs suffered from a number of issues while the recent launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity resulted in free DLC and Far Cry 4 receiving a patch for a variety of issues. However, The Crew’s lead game designer Serkan Hasan has “confidence in the stability of the game and its performance,” according to an interview he had with The Metropolist.


"For The Crew, we’ve reaped the benefits of a long term beta program, designed specifically to push our infrastructure as far as possible in real world situations, with thousands of players from all over the world playing the game at the same time," said Hasan. 


According to Ubisoft, The Crew has had four closed betas though Hasan admits that, "The launch of any online game these days has potential issues, but I hope that players will be encouraged by our open approach. If you had any doubts that we could pull this off, I hope that the betas proved our credentials and the game’s stability."


The Crew is an online racing video game that takes place in an open world environment and is being developed by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections. But given the launch woes of Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4, both of which launched this month, it wouldn’t be surprising if consumers are reluctant to purchase The Crew day one. 


But while Hasan might be confident in the product his team has developed, Ubisoft’s recent action regarding review copies could be misinterpreted as a sign that it is not so confident. Earlier this week Ubisoft announced that there would be no early review copies of the game. 


"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," Ubisoft posted on its official blog. "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 post continues. “The Crew will be available to media to begin their reviews when the game launches on December 2.”


Are you planning to purchase The Crew or will you wait this time to see what happens on launch day?


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