The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game, developed exclusively for next-gen consoles and high-end PCs that leverage new hardware capabilities to connect players online like never before. The Crew takes you and your friends on a wild ride across a massive, open-world recreation of the United States that is loaded with exciting challenges. Generous in content and tailored for the connected generation, The Crew is the next-gen game that redefines action-driving.
The story is focused on Alex Taylor, one of the best drivers in the country. After a race, he is visited by his brother Dayton Taylor, the leader "V8" and founder of the 5-10 Motor Club. He asks Alex to take him to Ambassador Bridge in order to meet Dennis "Shiv" Jefferson, a V4 as some money have been gone missing. There, Dayton went to talk to Shiv, only for the latter to shoot him in the back, leaving the scene. Alex, trying to rescue his brother, is arrested by some FBI agents and is send to jail.
5 years later, Alex is visited by another FBI agent name Zoe. She proposes to catch Shiv and "dirty" agent special Bill Coburn as the latter framed him. Alex accepts her proposition and is released from prison.
Then, Zoe explains that the 5-10 has changed over the 5 years, from being an "illegal street-racing club to a sophisticated gang network", with chapters expanding in every state of the USA : boosted cars go in the South West and contraband comes back in the North West. Alex also learns that Coburn and Shiv are associated : Coburn provides protection from law enforcment, while Shiv does the job. He also learns that he became V8 and that the 5-10 denote rank by tatoos :
- V, 5-10 Chauffeur;
- V2, V-Twin;
- V4, 4 Blocker/4 Banger;
- V6, Hard Six;
- V8, King V/Big Block/Big Eight.
Zoe explains that if they find the evidence against Coburn, they'll take down Shiv altogether.