After announcing that The Crew 2 (the sequel no one asked for?) was a thing a few weeks prior to E3, Ubisoft had a helluva lot to prove to make it seem like a sequel to the car game no one really played in the first place was warranted. They seem to be off to a grand start, unveiling the first gameplay and information for The Crew 2 during their E3 2017 press conference. 

In The Crew® 2, celebrate the American Motorsports spirit as you explore and dominate the land, air, and sea of the United States in one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created. With a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats, and planes to choose from, experience the unbridled thrill and adrenaline-pumping excitement of competing across the entire USA as you test your skills in a wide range of driving disciplines.

The Crew 2 "captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit..." a new car playground, called Motornation offers players a "huge, varied, action-packed, and beautiful playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A..." But they didn't stop there. The Crew 2 will allow players to take to the air and sea in plane and boat races as well, expanding on the racing mechanics of the previous title and bringing a whole new host of customization options along with them. 

WELCOME TO MOTORNATION – TAKE THE CHALLENGE TO THE GROUND, SEA, AND SKY
Push boundaries and take on new experiences in iconic locations. Fly and spin through fog and clouds above the snowcapped Rocky Mountains, burn rubber in the backstreets of New York City, sweep through the Mississippi River, and explore every inch of the Grand Canyon. Driving your dream hypercar, riding some of the most iconic American bikes, and taking control of the swiftest aerobatic planes and powerboats: opportunities for fun and challenges are limitless in a fully redesigned USA.

BE THE CHAMPION YOU WANT TO BE
Join four different motorsports families from around the country: street and pro racers, off-road experts, and freestylers. They’ll hook you up with new rides, and they’ll introduce you to their own unique motorsports culture and set of disciplines. Through competitions and chance encounters, find and hone your personal style, collect and customize your dream rides, show them off in your HQ, and make your mark on the entire US motorsports scene.

SHARE AND SHINE IN A CONNECTED WORLD
The world of The Crew® 2 is fueled by the need to share your personal accomplishments and unique moments with friends and others – break records and be a pioneer! Every time you achieve something, it will be saved as a new challenge for other players, while you will be encouraged to surpass the feats of others. Capture and share all of your best moments with the press of a button.

Its an exciting time to be a Ubisoft fan and a fan of The Crew (if there are any of you left?) We look forward to seeing if Ubisoft can correct the course of mistakes made in the original and make The Crew 2 a lasting part of its lineup. 

The Crew 2 releases "Early 2018" on PC, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Playstation 4, Playstation 4 Pro. 

You can pre-order the title now on Ubisoft's dedicated website for The Crew now. 

After announcing that The Crew 2 (the sequel no one asked for?) was a thing a few weeks prior to E3, Ubisoft had a helluva lot to prove to make it seem like a s