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Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PC In the course of the last console generation, Ubisoft has gone from "the French publisher behind the Tom Clancy games" to the world's leading creator of lucrative open-world sandbox franchises (by quantity, if not quality). This success hinges on a simple formula shared by all of Ubisoft's open-world games: Large, interesting w...

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Countdown to 2015 Xbox sale starts: Dark Souls 2, Resident Evil, more

Microsoft kicked off its "Countdown to 2015" sale today on the Xbox Store, discounting a myriad of games with bigger price cuts for Xbox Live Gold members. This week's deals are good until December 22 and feature Lords of the Fallen at 40 percent off, Thief at 67 percent off, Wolfenstein: The New O...

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Joystiq Weekly: Final Fantasy 15, The Crew review, readers' favorite PS1 games and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. The Final Fantasy series has had a fun couple of weeks la...

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The Crew review: U-turn

Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PC In the course of the last console generation, Ubisoft has gone from "the French publisher behind the Tom Clancy games" to the world's leading creator of lucrative open-world sandbox franchises (by quantity, if not quality). This success hinges on a simple for...

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FIFA 15 reclaims top, The Crew cuts in at sixth in UK charts

Captain Toad isn't adventuring in Europe until next month, so that leaves The Crew as the only major new release in this week's UK charts. Ubisoft's online-roaming racer takes to the grid in sixth place, cruising just behind the typical glob of big hitters. You can tell the silly season's beginn...

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Gone in 180 seconds - Watch The Crew's CGI launch trailer

It's a case of the fast, furious, and CGI spurious in this trailer for The Crew. While it may not show gameplay, it's still a glossy escort for Ubisoft's open-world multiplayer racer. If you're the fast and the curious, the game launches on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC today....

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Report: The Crew lead designer confident of stable launch

Glitches and save issues have plagued Ubisoft's most recent prominent releases, but The Crew's lead game designer, Serkan Hasan, has told The Metropolist that the upcoming social racer should have a smooth ride out of the gate. Aside from urging players to expect the Xbox One, PS4 and PC versions ...

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Everyone can hang out with The Crew in next week's open beta

Well, not quite everyone; PS4 and Xbox One owners can test-drive The Crew's open beta between Tuesday, November 25 and Thursday, November 27. Then, five days later on December 2, Ubisoft Reflections' and Ivory Tower's persistent-world racer launches worldwide for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC - pe...

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See the bonus cars of The Crew Season Pass in new trailer

This trailer for The Crew shows off the game's season pass content, including the exclusive Ferrari 458 Speciale and McLaren 12C cars. The Crew will launch on December 2 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The first DLC pack for the game arrives in January....

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The Crew Season Pass is $25 of early, exclusive car access

The Crew Season Pass is $25 and grants owners one-week-early access to four add-on car packs totaling 12 cars plus all of their paint jobs and rims, two exclusive cars, 23 unlocked tuning kits, and an exclusive sticker with each new pack. Each of the car packs cost $7 individually, and the first pa...

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Gear up for The Crew with minimum, optimal PC specs

You've got one month to pop your PC's hood and tune its innards for The Crew, Ubisoft's social, open world racer. Optimizing your machine would probably be easier if you knew what sort of performance you're aiming for though, which is where Ubisoft's recent post to the Ubiblog comes in. While a ...

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