Ubisoft's open world racer The Crew has been in development for 6 years, according to a new website set up to promote the game's upcoming hands-on tour.

Route 909 states that "after 6 years in development, The Crew is more than ever ready to hit the hands of gamers.

"Starting May 16th, a Work in Progress version of the game will be available at 8 selected gaming centers around the world."

UK players will be able to take it for a spin at London's Meltdown Bar, with similar events kicking off at locations across the globe from this Friday. More details on the event can be found over on the official website.

"The Crew is a never seen before mix of a passionate car game and a full-fledged MMORPG," adds Ubisoft. "It's difficult to figure what it's actually like unless you play it for at least a few hours... and even if you can figure what it is out of your truly powerful imagination, it's then pretty hard to believe it delivers on all aspects."

The full game launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC this autumn.

Source: route909.com