[UPDATE] Ubisoft tells GameSpot, "The Crew is originally built for the new generation of consoles, so when we made the decision to port it to the previous generation, we decided to focus solely on the platform closest to the new-gen's technical infrastructure, which is the Xbox 360."
"We are not currently working on a version for PS3 or Wii U and are focused on delivering The Crew for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Xbox 360 simultaneously on November 11."
The Crew launches November 11 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, and PC. As for why Ubisoft is bringing the game to a last-generation console, the publisher says it's all about meeting gamers where they are (as long as that's not PS3 or Wii U).
"It's Ubisoft's objective to continue to meet the needs of consumers who have not yet made the move to the new console generation," Ubisoft marketing executive Tony Key said. "The Crew was originally built for the new generation of consoles, but we have always had a desire to make it accessible to as many people as possible. We're excited to bring The Crew's same core features, massive scope, mission variety, and overall driving experience to Xbox 360 players."
The Xbox 360 version of The Crew is in development at Asobo Studio (Fuel, Toy Story 3), with support from Ubisoft's offices at Ivory Tower, Ubisoft Reflections, and Ubisoft Shanghai. We have followed up with Ubisoft to ask why the game is not also coming to PS3 or Wii U.
Ubisoft also announced today that a closed beta for The Crew will be held on Xbox One and PS4 starting in "late September." Information on how to get into the beta will be announced at a later date, the publisher says.