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The Crew hits 5 million players

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The Crew hits 5 million players

Ubisoft celebrates by detailing 5 in-game Easter eggs you might have missed

Hi there! I’m the Community Developer at Ivory Tower working on The Crew. The game has just reached 5 million players and we are so grateful to have such an amazing community that we wanted to share some of the game’s best hidden secrets.

Being a witness of our players’ discoveries and creations, I know for a fact that you have discovered a lot of what our big world has to offer… but not everything! So here’s our little gift to you: five inside fun facts you (probably) didn’t know.

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  1. In-game pedestrians are Ivory Tower team members
    Some of us actually have an in-game doppelganger, including executive producer Ahmed Boukhelifa, game director Stephane “Fergus” Beley… and yes, I’m in there too.

    Originally, we thought that since we were building a living world, what better way to populate it than with people from the team? However, not everyone could be included: beards are a bit problematic to recreate, so only women and clean-shaven men were part of the casting.

    The process itself took a few days, taking several pictures of the selected team members before integrating them to the game. Fun fact: the bodies don’t always match the faces, so some doppelgangers are actually taller or shorter that their original self.

    You have to admit, though: we all dodge the traffic like athletes!

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  3. You can drop by the schoolhouse from Hitchcock’s The Birds and check out the wedding chapel from Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 2
    The Crew is obviously deeply rooted in American movie culture, with the USA providing the setting for many famous road-trip movies and legendary car chases. But we thought we’d give the world a few more Hollywood references for our players to discover.

    One of them is from Hitchcock’s The Birds, reminding us of one of the movie’s most nerve-wracking scenes, when the birds attack the students running away “as fast as they can” from their school. Well, if you drive just North of San Fransisco, in Bodega Bay, you’ll be greeted by a flock of crows in front of the emblematic schoolhouse.

    You’ll see another wink to a great movie on the road just east from Monument Valley. On the west side of the road is an exact replica of the wedding chapel where Beatrix Kiddo aka “The Bride” dodges just enough bullets to start her epic journey to vengeance.

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  5. Big foot, UFOs and unicorns are real
    These three Easter eggs are pretty famous amongst our most dedicated explorers, but I just can’t leave you without mentioning them! Big foot is chilling next to the Northern Cascades forests on the West coast, a UFO has landed in the Western Shrub steppes, near the dead airplane yard in the Mountain States and a unicorn is running free in the Coal State forests, on the East coast.

    Don’t bother looking for Santa, though. This one (spoiler alert) REALLY doesn’t exist…

  6. Snowmen have feelings too, you know…
    Winter is always coming somewhere on our map, and if you climb up the Rockies you’ll enjoy seeing a bunch of snowmen here and there, with smiles all over their faces. Well, if you’re heartless enough to go knock one down while experimenting with some reckless driving, you’ll see its happy face turn into a sad one.

    It’s all fun and games but don’t forget: all actions have consequences, folks. Please don’t go ruining your karma…

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  8. Say hello to Moby Dick!
    Cruising around in supercars, racing bikes or monster trucks doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy nature’s beauty every once in a while. Here’s a tip for all wildlife lovers: take the coastal road just east to Cape Cod and head down south. You’ll see a small pier on the ocean, with a few sailboats completing this very soothing landscape. Just wait a few seconds and you should see a whale jumping out the water and landing in a big splat. Magnificent, isn’t it? Sorry, harpoons not included.

There are of course many more secrets to reveal in The Crew, but I wouldn’t want to spoil all the fun! So go out there, make this world yours, don’t forget to immortalise your findings with our Photo Mode and share it with the community! You know what they say: pic or it didn’t happen…

BTW, to celebrate hitting five million players, we’ll be granting everyone who logs into the game on 28th May with 50,000 Crew Credits!

See you soon on the roads

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18 Comments

  • Will be even more with it being one of Xbox’s Games with Gold title’s next month.

    Of course the PS+ drivel will be announced shortly. Hope I’m proven wrong.

    • Same here but the odds are stacked against it

    • Too bad we will get bug-fest, with cutoff graphix, called Watch Dogs… I’d better play The Crew, but sony will not offer same game that will be on box.

    • @DeadlyTech

      Uhm… will we? Because i seriously doubt that high profile game like that will be given on plus. I would say that maybe, MAYBE they will give some low profile AAA game (something like Bound by Flame) and some new indie release, considering that Soul Axiom is going to be released at the same day of ps+ games and sold poorly on Steam, yeah, i think it might be it.

    • Well, there was a leak in april, 2 ubisoft games – Watch Dogs and Tetris and I hope it’s not true… Watch Dogs is game that I’m not gonna play fo’sure. I have GTA5, I finished it after release on ps3 and played it like max 10 times multyplayer. And I don’t think that WD is anyway better than GTA in all aspects. So it is not worth for me.

    • That was fake, it was for the current month and already debunked as you can see with the current available ps+ titles.

      Just assume that any picture taken of a screen showing the games for ps+ is fake.

    • NBA 2K16 and Gone Home.

    • @CyraxPT

      I hope Soul Axiom is a PS+ game.
      Rather have a brand new game to the platform (Steam price £19.99) than a game 5m of us have already played for nearly a year.

    • Yeah that leak was fake. Certainly Sony will do anything to disappoint us as in recent months.

    • All I want from plus games is games that arnt endless loop “fun” games
      Games like transistor were great . They had a start and an end. I get kinda fed up with the “OK now do this until your bored” games

    • @Smash_41

      Ok? My point is that they’ll most likely use a title that didn’t sell well or wouldn’t sell well on the PS4, for example the Table Top Racing World Tour that is currently available to download for ps+ owners. I didn’t even bother to add that to my library but i have this feeling that there isn’t many people playing it (and it was “free” with ps+).

      I would rather have a game that i want to play than another ninche/new “experience”/artistic game that i won’t play.

    • How does NBA 2k16 and Gone Home for June sound?

      Not quite as good at The Crew I know (but I already own the Crew)

  • Looking forward to playing this on my Xbox while waiting for Sony to offer something decent to ps plus, although I did have hours and hours of fun this month playing an interactive screensaver …not

  • Great game! So underrated. Keep going Crew. Love you. X

  • Wow nice I would’ve never guessed.

  • How do we get the livery in the photo of the drift spec BRZ? It’s not in the game anywhere.

  • It wouldn’t let me get the 50,000 crew credits i logged in on May 28th and was on for like 2-3 hours and it never worked i tried to restart my game and my ps4 and it didnt work

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