Is 'The Crew' Driver: San Fran Dev's Next Game?
Written Wednesday, May 29, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Ubisoft Reflections, the Newcastle-based studio behind Driver: San Francisco, could apparently be looking to announce a new racing game called 'The Crew' at E3. The dev team has been pitching in on Watch_Dogs, but has reportedly been working on a new racing IP too.
There's some weight behind this rumour when you consider that as well as showing more of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch_Dogs, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and South Park: The Stick of Truth at E3, Ubisoft is also promising some new announcements during its press conference in LA this June.
The report by The Examiner notes that The Crew could be a collaboration between Ubi Reflections and French Lyon-based studio, Ivory Tower, comprised of former Need for Speed, V-Rally and Test Drive Unlimited staffers. Ivory Tower has confirmed an exclusive Ubisoft partnership for publishing its next game, expected for both current and next-gen platforms.
Nonetheless, a spokesperson for Ubisoft told Eurogamer it does not comment on rumour and speculation; the usual stock response for these kinds of reports. We'll just have to wait and see if The Crew is a real thing at E3 in just over a week.