Racers – DriveClub versus The Crew versus Criterion’s new game
Now, here’s an interesting set of rivals. The Crew was announced at the same time as The Division, but it hasn’t attracted the same level of interest as the tactical shooter MMO has. That may change this show, if E3 gives it a lot of time in the spotlight.
Meanwhile, Driveclub’s in a bad position. It’s been so delayed, and so exposed, that people seem sick of hearing about it – hearing a lot, and seeing nothing. Projects that are repeatedly pushed back acquire a bad reputation, and Sony’s really going to have its work cut out for it to make this one stand up to racing rivals.
Sony’s experience with racers likely gives it the edge it needs to take down Ubisoft’s champion, but both of them pale in comparison to the hulking contender that just appeared in the wings – Criterion’s new game.
We don’t know what this is, but we know what it isn’t. It isn’t the non-racing game co-founder Alex Ward left Criterion to make. It isn’t a Need for Speed game.
Is it Burnout? We can’t say it’s Burnout. It’s probably Burnout. Even if it’s not Burnout, there’s an extremely high chance it’s “a new racing game from the creators of Burnout” which, well.
Verdict: Expect EA to lap Sony and Ubisoft and leave them eating its dust.
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