E3 2015: ‘The Crew’ Receiving Wild Run Expansion

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E3 2015 is in full swing, giving gamers a great look at many new and upcoming titles. While a few games were spoiled or revealed earlier this year, the press conferences still had a lot of great surprises and announcements for fans of games.

Ubisoft had a busy E3 press conference yesterday, not only showing off content from upcoming titles like Rainbow Six Siege and The Division, but also managing to surprise attendees with new announcements for games like For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Another game which got some much needed love was the ambitious racing game, The Crew, as a new expansion pack was revealed.

While Ubisoft decided to let the trailer do all of the talking, a few additiuonal details have come out about the upcoming title. Known as The Crew: Wild Run, this expansion pack aims to breathe fresh air back into this open world racing title giving players even more content to keep them racing.

One of the bigger changes to the game comes with the addition of motorcycles, providing a different feel from the more traditional cars and trucks present in the base game. Dragsters and monster trucks are also now available to players which promise to change the way players approach scenarios like police chases. Lastly, a new drift spec is being added in, giving players the ability to create and customize cars capable of performing some insane drifts.

The Crew Wild Run Monster Trucks

A new mode called The Summit looks to be the focal point of this expansion pack, allowing players to meet and complete different challenges in iconic locations like the Bonneville Salt Flats or Yosemite Valley. These various locations also seem to be tied to a specific event type, offering new events showcasing some of the new content including drifting events, monster truck rallies, and races up the side of a mountain in the new motorcycles.

In addition to all of this content, Wild Run further enhances the visuals, providing a graphics overhaul to the entire game for both Wild Run and owners of just the base game.

It’s been somewhat of a long road for The Crew, which suffered multiple delays before ultimately releasing last December. Since launch, the game has done well to retain many of it’s players, but according to statistics on Steam, the player base does appear to be falling.

With more content coming, will this be enough to revive the fanbase for this racing MMO hybrid? For more on The Crew, make sure to visit our review.

What do you guys think of this expansion pack? Any of you planing to revisit the game once this hits?

The Crew: Wild Run launches November 17 for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

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