Game: The Crew Motorfest
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, XBox One, XBox Series X
Release Date: Summer 2023
An unexpected announcement this week has arrived in the form of The Crew Motorfest. Initially I was under the impression this was another DLC for The Crew 2, but no! This is a new full game experience that will take on an entirely new location. That being the mountainous island of O‘ahu in the Hawaiian archipelago, which has previously been featured in the Test Drive Unlimited games. A location of beauty, scale, and full of potential automotive challenges.
It is hard to believe that it will soon be 6 years since The Crew 2 was revealed. A game which was considered divisive by many in the community who were more dedicated to the driving scene. Let’s take a look in more detail, The Crew Motorfest will feature a ‘one-of-a-kind festival’ that will let players enjoy the best experiences car culture has to offer. This giving very much a Forza Horizon vibe.
In the media details provided via Ubisoft: Motorfest will allow car lovers to fulfil their ultimate action driving bucket list through a series of tailor-made races, themed events, and other unique challenges. Whatever your favourite car style, The Crew Motorfest has something for everyone. Racing through the city streets of Honolulu, going down the ashy volcano slopes, adventuring deep in the lush rainforest, drifting along the curvy mountain roads, or just chilling on the sunny beach. On their own or with their crew, they will be able to explore the entire island behind the wheel of hundreds of the most legendary vehicles.
So, lots of automotive action on the way, it all sounds like fun, but the car physics will be a key determining factor in its success if Ubisoft hope to recapture the success of the previous titles, especially in the face of upcoming competition. The Crew Motorfest will be available in 2023 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as Windows PC through the Ubisoft Store and Epic Games Store. Players will also be able to access the game through a Ubisoft+ subscription on PC and Amazon Luna*.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the developments at Ivory Tower and check out the trailer below along with a few of my random thoughts and first impressions.