Ubisoft has announced The Crew, a new open-world racer due for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in early 2014.

Currently in development at Driver: San Francisco developer Ubisoft Reflections and Ivory Tower, The Crew is an open-world driving game set across various US cities and featuring a persistent online world where any other car could be an online opponent.

Players will be able to team up with friends to take over cities such as Miami and Las Vegas, while avoiding the authorities policing the streets.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot believes The Crew will "revolutionise the [racing] genre".