Although everyone likes to throw around genre tags, it’s occasionally worth stopping to acknowledge they don’t really tell us anything. Take The Crew, Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world driving game. ‘Open world’ in this case means a lot of interconnected roads that have mission boundaries placed atop, a much larger but less sexy version of Burnout’s Paradise City. And as for the driving, I can’t think of a single other racer that plays out in quite this fashion.
Forgive the pun, but The Crew’s in the title. Let’s explain that joke, in painful detail, below.