Update: We now have the reveal trailer!
Ubisoft announced a new racing game headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2014. Entitled The Crew, it promises to elevate the genre to new heights through a combination of advanced world building not typically seen in racing games and abundant new social features.
The game features a robust "world map" based on the entire United States, much larger than what is considered "doable" on current generation platforms (think Forza Horizon but significantly bigger). Cooperative play sees a major boost in importance, in which players can instantly drop in and out of each other's games and form teams to take down a criminal organization - leading to massive car chase sequences.
In addition, The Crew gives players the ability to completely customize every aspect of their car - from performance-based parts like engines and brakes to cosmetic touches. This customization feature is accessible from tablets and smartphone devices.
Stay tuned for further updates and footage when it hits the net.