New Driver In Development At Ubisoft
It was one of the best games on the original PlayStation, and the sequel was pretty darn good, too. The series kinda lost its luster after that, but we have high hopes for a next-gen Driver.
According to this BBC video entitled, "How a Computer Game is Made," it becomes very clear that Ubisoft's Reflections studio is working on a new installment in the long-running series. We don't learn much about the game itself in that video, but the mere fact it exists is relatively big news. All we really know is that it's currently in development - obviously - and the next step would be for Ubisoft to officially announce the project, along with an estimated release date and targeted platforms. Back in the '90s, Driver was exclusive to the PlayStation, but it went multiplatform the following generation (Driver: Parallel Lines was for both the PS2 and Xbox). And of course, it seems like no third-party game will be exclusive this generation.
That is, unless Microsoft moves to purchase timed exclusivity for every last big-time third-party title out there. We hear they're trying to do with that Resident Evil 5, for example... But anyway, a new Driver will be headed our way at some point, and we'll bring you details as they become available.
6/18/2008 Ben Dutka