It's easy to get excited about Gran Turismo 6 and Forza Motorsport 5, but the next-generation of video game consoles are showing signs of bringing new twists on the traditional racing simulators to market. Besides the Playstation exclusive game, DriveClub, there's the multi-platform title The Crew. Developed by a band of UK developers, we covered this game when it first arrived at the E3 conference back in June. Now, with the Gamescom conference in full swing, we've gotten another taste of The Crew's social focus and how it integrates into the game, along with another taste of vehicle customization.

The video, narrated by Julian Gerighty, the game's creative director, gives our best look yet at how The Crew differs from traditional racing games. Its strong emphasis on social gaming may be off-putting to some gamers, but we like the idea of a teamwork-oriented racer. Take a look at the whole gameplay trailer from Gamescom below, and let us know what you think in Comments. Is a social racing game going to work?


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      MotionDesigner
      • 1 Year Ago
      AWD Camaros, no damage (apparently you can just bump and crash into anything and be fine), and subpar graphics... don't think I'll be playing this game anytime soon.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      LOLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      it looks like a phone game
      car czar
      • 1 Year Ago
      im am so ready for this game. hope the graphics are little better than what pictured
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      Antonio De Nardis
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a damn arcade. A dull, dumb arcade. I'm tired of this things. Give me back GRAND PRIX LEGENDS, GTR 1 & 2 or at least focus on Gran Turismo or Forza gameplay. I'm tired of the direction that the whole market took. It is a total semplifications of the mechanichs and gameplay totally driven by an invisible wire. I hate even the indies and the casual games that caused the inversion of the whole productions. Look at Skyrim... Stupid interface is stupid, and the fault is all of the casualization and consolization of the game. Anyone played Morrowind? You can understand me. I don't know. But it's tedious for me to see such games praised like good games (this arcade racing game is horrible in many ways).