So what is The Crew? Developed by Ivory Tower (who worked on games in the Need for Speed and Test Drive Unlimited franchises), it is a persistent online open world racing game that gives you a condensed version of the entire United States of America as your own playground. It isn't the Google Maps racer the world has wanted for years, but it's certainly a step towards that lofty goal.
The Crew stars Alex Taylor (Troy Baker), who is charged with infiltrating a series of criminal organizations whose activities are largely focused on the open road. So as our protagonist gets cozy with these bad apples, his reputation, skills, and stable of vehicles increase in size and respectability.