September 5th, 2017

The Crew pre-orders open on Steam

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Open-world racer The Crew is available to pre-order on Steam, with bonuses if you do it before 25 August – but if you’re in the UK, it’s stupidly expensive.

If you pre-order before that particular date then you’ll get access to a four-day beta (starting on 25 August and ending on 29 August), as well as a free upgrade to the game’s Limited Edition. The Limited Edition offers the game (obviously) as well as 10,000 Crew Credits and exclusive street edition packs for the Ram SRT-10, BMW Z4 sDrive35is, and Mini Cooper S. Those packs contain a full set of custom parts and performance parts for each car.

However, in the UK at least, this pricing follows suit with the Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 pre-orders, by which I mean we’re getting completely bloody shafted on the price. Pre-ordering The Crew will cost you £49.99, and The Crew Gold Edition (which contains the Season Pass) will cost you £59.99, discounted from £64.99. Now, I can’t say it’ll be cheaper outside of the UK, but… well, the other two Ubi games were. At that price, I think I would most definitely wait for reviews.

The Crew is due out on 11 November. Peter (Parrish) and I both spent a bit of time in the previous beta, and you can have a read of our thoughts over here.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.

    • Michael

      Where did you see this?

      I can see The Crew in the ‘Top Sellers’ list but any link to it just shows “This item is currently unavailable in your region” (from the UK).

      • Peter Parrish

        Hm, that is odd – it shows up as available in the US. Pretty sure it USED to show up in the UK too though (since Tim wrote this story.)

    • Michael

      According to a friend of mine, yes it was available on Friday in the UK, but it looks like it’s been removed since then.

      Oh well.