For those of you who can’t get enough DRIVER, Ubisoft unveiled the next installment this week.
Today Ubisoft® announced at its E3 press conference that the company will be releasing DRIVER San Francisco, the first iteration of the blockbuster franchise on current generation platforms. Scheduled for release in Q4 2010 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and Mac, DRIVER San Francisco extends the cinematic car chase experience with a groundbreaking new gameplay feature called “shift.”
“In many ways, the DRIVER franchise defined the action driving genre with its unique blend of intense driving action and iconic locations,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “DRIVER San Francisco features a thrilling storyline and exciting new gameplay elements that are sure to captivate both long-time fans as well as newcomers to the series.”
Developed by Ubisoft Reflections under the direction of the creators of the original title, DRIVER San Francisco marks the return of the established video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Gamers will play as Detective John Tanner on a relentless manhunt for crime lord Charles Jericho through the hills of the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly “shift” between well over a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless setting, unique car handling and renewed playability, DRIVER San Francisco will revitalize the classic free-roaming, cinematic car chase experience for the current generation of gaming platforms.
For more details on DRIVER San Francisco, please visit: www.driver-game.com
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2009-10 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 871 million euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
We’ll see whether Ubi can properly evoke the car chase from “Bullitt,” which is pretty much the standard for any driving game set in the Bay Area. The movie doesn’t make a lick of sense, but that chase was awesome.