Fans of Ubisoft's The Crew 2 will be glad to know that an update for Xbox Series X is now available, pushing the game to 60fps on the console, and adding visual improvements including Fuzz and Screen Space Shadow, weather changes and colour grading. Plus, it's getting a free trial week from July 7th to July 13th!
As of today, The Crew 2 features two performances modes on Xbox Series X in the form of "Resolution" (4K dynamic, 30fps) and "Performance" (FullHD dynamic, 60fps). The same can't be said of the Xbox Series S, with Ubisoft stating that "our teams are still investigating the possibility at this time", but the console does at least benefit from the new Fuzz and Screen Space Shadow features. You can check out a breakdown per-console below:
If you're wondering, "Fuzz" aims at "improving the lighting simulation of 'fluffy' material such as grass, branches, or small bushes in the distance", while "SSS" is used to "help improve the in-game shadows by using the information available on your screen (the player camera)".
Here are some of the other features Ubisoft has been promoting with this latest update:
"Quality-of-life improvements now available with the latest update of The Crew 2 include handling improvements, better color grading and a reworked weather system. Handling has been harmonized across the entire Rallycross vehicle category, and handling modifications have been made to some Touring Car vehicles, following player requests.
Color grading has been improved to find the right balance of color, contrast, and brightness, as well as lighting. The new weather cycle brings more variety to the game world as well as a visual overhaul of snowy events."
You can play The Crew 2 for free on Xbox from this Thursday, July 7th until Thursday, July 13th, providing a chance to check out the new improvements alongside all the content added in the Season 6 Episode 1 update, which includes six new playgrounds and a partnership with three-time world drift champion Chris Forsberg.
Looking forward to checking out The Crew 2 on Xbox Series X? Tell us in the comments below.
This title left me feeling slightly 'detatched' the last time I tried it, but as its on gp it would be rude not to try again in light of the promised improvements!
Wait a minute...the 60fps mode is just 1080p? That's embarassing for a last gen game wtf
Off topic - I dont know if this has already been covered by the site but just got an email from xbox saying that Xbox 360 titles will no longer be included with games with gold from october 1st because they have reached their limit of ability and will therefore include xbox one titles
I'll give it a shot on PS+
This is one of those games I keep meaning to buy in a sale but I always seem to be deep into another game each time it came up so never got it.
Might give the free play a spin and see how it goes.
Unless you are using a funky calendar the 7th is a Thursday not Wednesday as the article states.
I really wanted to like The Crew 2 but the map is too big, there is no rewind (which is a must in a post-forza horizon world) and the choice of player avatars is full of bearded hipsters.
@Chaudy limit of ability? What does that mean? We already know they’re not supposed to repeat games being put on it. Maybe enough voices finally complained…
@Bleachedsmiles I'm not sure. I guess they have run out of possible games? Or maybe it is the complaints
@Titntin The Crew 2 isn't on Game Pass. It does regularly go on sale though.
@Acurisur Thanks for pointing that out! I must learn to read better 😁
Having played the game on and off since the beggining i can tell the differences,it handles and it looks a lot better then before,that doesn't mean it's on par with FH4-5 yet but it's a step on the right direction if they are not ready to release The Crew 3 yet.
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