STUTTGART: French video game publisher Ubisoft has added a Mercedes-Benz X-Class into its upcoming "The Crew 2" game and is currently available in its Beta release for PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One and PC.
The first premium pickup truck is part of the game's virtual Open World adventure, due to be internationally released on June 29 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The German pickup truck plays the lead in a tailored mission of the "Rally Raid" discipline, which takes place off-road.
Once players have successfully completed this race, they will be rewarded with the exclusive vehicle and is available in "free roaming" mode, which allows the entire map of the racing game to be explored.
The mission is also part of the free Closed Beta Version of the game, which will be available from May 31 to June 4.
During which, a pool of selected players will get their hands the game before its release and Mercedes-Benz Vans is making 5,000 access codes exclusively available for this purpose.
These will be published as of now on social media channels Facebook (@Mercedes-Benz) and Twitter (@Mercedes-Benz) and can be redeemed on a first come, first served basis.
After entering this code at www.thecrewgame.com/beta/mercedes, players can select their desired hardware platform.
A platform-specific code then makes it possible to download the actual Closed Beta Version from PlayStation Network, for Xbox Live or the PC platform Uplay.
To be able to download and play the closed beta version, an Ubisoft account is required.
The game developers have given the virtual off-roader some extreme tuning touches that differ from the equipment options available in the real world.
These include larger tyres, a winch on the front bumper and a loading area cover prepare the pickup for the racing missions in the video game.
Players can also customise their X-Class using the game's configuration options and can, for example, select their desired colour and wheels.
Furthermore numerous other models from Mercedes-Benz can be chosen in the game.
Players are able to select the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé (1955), the C 63 AMG Black Series, the AMG GT or the GLC Coupé.
The first car racing game to be designed as a massively multiplayer online game has so far garnered 14 million players worldwide.