After being quietly delisted on all platforms, Ubisoft Ivory Tower announced that their 2014 open-world driving MMO, The Crew, would be shutting down entirely on March 31, 2024. Ubisoft’s full message, as posted on The Crew’s homepage, follows:
In December 2014, we launched The Crew, our beloved first game of the franchise and one of the most ambitious racing games of its time. Nine years later, the third entry of the franchise is live with The Crew Motorfest, bringing Hawaii to our players. We are extremely proud and thankful of how far we have come, together with a bustling and passionate community and today we wish to share an update on the status of The Crew 1.
Today, The Crew 1, including all its editions, and virtual currency packs, will be delisted from all online stores. The game will remain playable until March 31st, 2024, for all The Crew 1 owners. After this date, the servers will be shut down, which means that the game will not be accessible anymore on any platform, including PC / Xbox 360 / Xbox One / PlayStation 4 / Amazon Luna and Ubisoft+.
We understand this may be disappointing for players still enjoying the game, but it has become a necessity due to upcoming server infrastructure and licensing constraints. Decommissioning a game, and especially our first one, is not something we take lightly. Our goal remains to provide the best action driving gameplay experience for players and to deliver on it, we are continuing to provide new content and support for The Crew 2 and the recently launched The Crew Motorfest.
Players who ordered The Crew recently can check the refund policy of the store of their purchase if they wish to receive a refund.An Update on The Crew
The Ubisoft Store refund policy can be found here: https://store.ubisoft.com/refund-policy
Until the 31st of March, you’ll still be able to obtain and play the game through physical copies. Thanks to everyone who sent us the news, and we’ll have a page on the game soon.