When Ubisoft first announced The Crew at last year’s E3 showing, the only platforms mentioned for development were then “next-gen” consoles. Now Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will be coming to Xbox 360, making it a cross-gen game. Understandably, some people have asked if the game is going to be made compatible with older system architecture, why not make it a full release on other platforms, including the PS3 and the Wii U. Here’s the official response from Ubisoft.
“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.”
So basically, the answer is because Ubisoft doesn’t want to focus on those versions and because the Xbox One hasn’t sold nearly as well as the PlayStation 4, they want to tap into that Xbox 360 player base that hasn’t upgraded to either of the new systems yet. The short answer here is chasing money, folks. The game was never meant for last-gen platforms, but given the slow performance of the Xbox One versus the PlayStation 4, Ubisoft felt the need to make the switch.
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