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Ubisoft's The Crew launches Autumn 2014, includes micro-transactions
Posted: 08.04.2014 17:21 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
Big open world racer The Crew, which stretches from coast-to-coast in the US, will be launching this autumn announces Ubisoft. Its focus is heavy on online racing with other players forming crews.

Micro-transactions are present as real world money can buy you progression. Everything "has got this dual currency approach," said creative director Julian Gerighty.

It's a similar model used in free-to-play titles, where real currency can shortcut you through having to earn in-game currency instead. We'll spend $ or Crew Credits.

"We can confirm that performance parts can be unlocked through progression as well as microtransactions," a Ubisoft rep told VideoGamer.com. "All content can be unlocked through progression, but for busy gamers who want to save some time, they will have the opportunity to buy some items in-game."

"Everything in the game has got this dual currency approach," said creative director Julian Gerighty during a press tour.

The Crew is an MMO-style racer but comes with no subscription. It releases on PC, Xbox One and PS4 this autumn.

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Comments

By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Apr 09, 2014
danfreeman
Yeah the problem with you can unlock stuff with either playing the game or just paying real money is whether or not they messed with the progression system to make it way easier to just buy things,Forza 5 did that and nobody liked that.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 09, 2014
nocutius
Yea, for such games it all depends on what the progression system is like, too much grind and you have a crappy game no matter how good the base experience is. Unless of course if the MM compensates for that and doesn't intentionally put you against op players just to get some money out of you (WoT style, pay-not-to-be-cannon-fodder-for-the-next-100-games).
By MeanSerbian (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 09, 2014
MeanSerbian
In my opinion If I paid for the game once, i shouldn't have to pay for it again. There is just no point. Its like buying a car without tires and windows. So later I have to buy the tires and windows because i didn't get them with the car. That is what they are doing. Essentially selling 90% of the game. Only Free To Play games are allowed to do this, otherwise its not fair towards the consumer.
By Nicolas19 (SI Core Veteran) on Apr 09, 2014
Nicolas19
Still waiting for a proper sequel to TDU. Sadly, this doesn't seem like one.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 11, 2014
SirRoderick
Not playing anything with microtransactions anymore. I'm just bloody sick of it.