There appears to be a new installment in the works for The Crew franchise that will apparently address the concerns of its predecessors.
Earlier today, several images were pulled from The Crew 2 data (via Reddit) to discover something new called Project Orlando.
Speaking to Twitter immediately after, well-known leaker Tom Henderson claimed that Project Orlando was once slated to be a post-release expansion pack for The Crew 2 but has since been shelved as a brand new installment in the game. franchise, internally dubbed The Crew: Orlando.
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The game is not actually The Crew 2 DLC. It is currently simply dubbed “The Crew: Orlando” and is a brand new game with a new driving engine. Currently in pre-Alpha and no release date set.
– Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 24, 2021
Despite what appearances suggest, The Crew: Orlando is not a reboot but is meant to overhaul “everything” as developer Ubisoft wasn’t too happy with The Crew 2. And this despite Ubisoft having confirmed that the franchise had attracted more than 30 million players since its launch. .
Something interesting to note is that the references pulled from the data tagged The Crew: Orlando to feature a battle royale with “a breathtaking crew-to-crew race, up to 100 players and with vehicles alternating three different sections. “. It remains to be seen if this battle royale gameplay still holds up in the end game.
The Crew: Orlando apparently remains in pre-alpha and has no release date. Therefore, Ubisoft shouldn’t be making an announcement anytime soon.
The Crew 2 was released in 2018 as the most recent entry in the persistent open-world racing franchise. It featured a scaled-down recreation of free-roaming the United States where players could control a variety of vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, boats, and even airplanes.