Ubisoft have revealed the first trailer and images from the upcoming sequel to The Crew, this time adding multiple forms of racing in an expanded open world American map. Jumping on the bandwagon of large scale open world driving games monopolised by titles such as Need for Speed in recent years, Ubisoft have revived the popular Crew franchise with a brand new focus for 2018, and learning lessons from the slow starting first game it looks like the developers have gone to great lengths to stretch out both the scale and content found in 2018's follow up release. Now opening up the driving action to both sea and air, the Crew maintains the premise of high speed racing and stunt driving based around iconic locations in the United States of America. However unlike the previous title, The Crew 2 should make available a considerably expanded gaming experience, complete with cinematic cut scenes and storylines interwoven into the core driving model. To give you an idea as to what you can expect to find when the title launches next year, check out the visually stunning new cinematic trailer below: As can be seen from the cinematic trailer released especially for the current E3 Expo in LA, the graphics of the game look likely to be nothing short of exceptional when it comes out on Xbox, PlayStation and PC next year. Don't forget the team still have plenty of development time ahead of them to iron out issue and improve the visual experience, plus the possibility of the game upscaling for the newly announced Xbox One X, so things can only improve from this point on. To prove that the cinematic trailer isn't just a graphics tease of pre rendered footage not representative of the actual gameplay experience, Ubisoft have gone one further and released a very nice looking video of the open mission sequence from the new game, which you can see below: According to Ubisoft Community Developer James Rees the new game will feature a variety of different racing styles within the main storyline, however the major focus of the game will be street racing throughout the expansive map laid out by the developers, a move away from the predominantly underground racing scene of the original title. For The Crew 2 the main racing styles will be Street Racing, Pro Racing, Offroad, and Freestyle, all of which have their own “culture, style, set of disciplines, and a place to meet.” Whatever that means... For gamers wanting to get their hands on the title early, Ubisoft have confirmed a beta testing programme will be taking place and interested parties can register for a place by signing up to the programme HERE. The Crew 2 is expected to release for Xbox, PlayStation 4 and PC during 2018. For more news and discussion regarding the new entry to the Crew franchise check out our Other Racing Games sub forum and involve yourself with the community today! Do you like the look of The Crew 2? Does the new title interest you enough to consider a purchase once it releases next year? Let us know in the comments section below!