Ubisoft: Xbox 360’s Technical Infrastructure is Closest to the Latest Consoles – The Crew isn’t Coming to PS3 or Wii U
The latest PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are apparently the only two consoles that are being looked upon by gamers right now, but looking at the upcoming cross-gen video game titles, it becomes quite clear that previous generation of consoles is still a little syrupy. Bringing its MMO role-playing racing video game to the last-gen console as well, Ubisoft recently announced that The Crew will be released on Microsoft's Xbox 360 console alongside PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 2014, and the game won't be coming to the PlayStation 3 or Wii U console apparently because their technical infrastructure is not closest to the latest consoles.
The Crew is only Coming to Xbox 360 Because it Has the Closest Technical Infrastructure to the Latest Consoles, Says Ubisoft
Ubisoft's The Crew ranks among some of the most anticipated upcoming racing video game titles. Being developed by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections, The Crew is not something like a typical racer game. Set in an open and persistent world, the game allows players to roam the entire United States alone, with friends or with other players by using online co-op matchmaking feature. One of the best things about the game is that it doesn't keep players waiting with in-game loading or pause screens, and allows them to design their own custom cars with a tie-in app for iOS and Android.
Ubisoft had announced the game as a next-gen exclusive only, but recently, the publisher announced that the game would be arriving on Microsoft's Xbox 360 console as well, and last-gen version of the game will retain the features, scope, mission variety, and overall driving experience of the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Confirming that The Crew would not be released on Sony's PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii U console, Ubisoft said that they have chosen to bring the game only to the Xbox 360 because it is the closest platform to the latest consoles in terms of technical infrastructure. A Ubisoft representative said to VideoGamer:
"The Crew is originally built for the new generation of consoles so when we made the decision to port it to the previous generation of consoles, we decided to focus solely on the platform closest to the new-gen's technical infrastructure, which is the Xbox 360."
"We are not currently working on a PS3 or Wii U version, we are rather focused on delivering The Crew for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Xbox360 simultaneously on November 11th."
Ubisoft's The Crew is set to launch on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this year on November 11. According to the developer, there are currently no plans for the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii U versions of the game.
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