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Ubisoft Counting Down To New Driver, Teaser Video Hits

It's back.

If you're not old enough to remember, or you were simply more of a Nintendo person in those days, we should tell you that a game called Driver really made a big splash on the original PlayStation. It was quite the phenomenon, actually (just read the reviews). The sequel was also pretty damn good and although the series sort of went downhill - and then entirely MIA - after that, fans of the original games on the PS1 have been waiting...and waiting...and waiting for a great follow-up utilizing the wonders of our current technology. Well, Ubisoft is counting down to the big E3 conference unveiling, and here's the teaser trailer:

And yes, we're fairly certain you'll be doing more than pulling off some slick driving stunts in an empty parking garage. These games required super reflexes and even some creativity, and we're kind of wondering if Ubisoft is going to take more of a simulated route with the new installment. We hope they don't; that's not what this franchise is about. We just want the ultimate in flash and panache, right?

6/10/2010 8:55:55 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

FxTales
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:33:22 PM
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Cool a revival. This was the game I used to just cruise in before GTA3 was released.

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BigT_1980
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:38:33 PM
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I that teaser video brings back so many memories. Doing the Driver 1 garage training scenario from the beginning of the game in a real car was awesome. I hope they don't disappoint like they did with the PS2 and and XBOX sequels.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 1:30:33 PM

Hahaha, yep. That's the training stage done in real-life.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:38:54 PM
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Ive already got the 1st PS1 game, but still have to pick up the others.

Oh, and definitely a "yes" to this new one too.

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IronFace2
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 11:42:59 PM
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I remember spending every freakin day playin driver on ps1. I even told my mum that I was sick so I dont have to go to school so I can play driver all day. That was pretty amazing.
Hope this one doesnt dissapoint...

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CharlesD
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:11:44 AM
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So if you had to choose between Driver and the new Motorstorm what would it be?

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faraga
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 2:47:59 AM

Actually, Motorstorm 2 really disappointed me, because the handling was rather poor: You had the choice between masses of understeer or, when you pulled the handbrake, you made a 90 degree turn.
This trailer reminded me of the first driver, with the nearly unbeatable garage training (at least, for a then 8 year-old) and the "take a ride" mode I spent most of the time in.
If they'll remake the first driver with updated graphics and physics and let the character stay in his car, I'll certainly buy it. (Rather than Motorstorm 3.)
My first game for the PS2 was actually Driv3r. It was fun, but not as much as the first one.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 4:44:32 AM

I actually loved Driv3r with all the COP car chases and I had this one spot it was a huge bridge where it opens up on both sides to let boats pass underneath and i stood in the dead center of the where they broke apart and it would allow me to stand on the top of the bridge when one pice was completely erect and i stood up there and just shot cops as they came, it was so much fun haha and not to mention all the SOBE products LOL

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faraga
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 8:14:36 AM

You mean that bridge in Miami? Many times i tried to press the "open" button, jump in my car and ramp over it. As far as I can remember, any attempts were futile.
As for car handling, was it just me or was the Lamborghini Countach just as fast as the Renault 4? There seemed no real difference between handling in any car.

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Dancemachine55
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:20:57 AM
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Loved the first Driver.

A lot of nostalgia and great memories of that parking garage opener when I got the game. It was fantastic and beyond what other racing or driving games were offering.

A car game that wasn't a racer. Not many of those.

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Kangasfwa
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 1:28:45 AM
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So... What do I need to know to care about this game? (that trailer told me nothing)

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AnonymousPoster
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 2:24:42 AM

How I read that trailer: REBOOT!

It was an homage to the opening "driving test" in the original PS1 Driver, and I was smiling the whole time.

The original game was all about one thing... massive car chases in an open city. And it was So. Much. Fun. It even had a replay editor that allowed you to make custom cinematic chase videos. Then the series started getting out of the car and copying GTA, and everything went to crap. If Ubisoft can keep this one in the car, and make it great, I'm sold! Driver was king, dawg!

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kraygen
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 2:29:35 AM
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I absolutely loved the first driver. Definitely one of the best driving games I've ever played. Driver 3 was a huge disappointment tho, so lets hope they return to the originals glory.

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___________
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 3:46:49 AM
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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!
ahh the original driver on ps1 was a instant classic!
i downloaded it the minute sony finally added it too the PSN store and im loving it!!!
one of the best ps1 games ever released!!!
i hope ubisoft dont screw this up like they did splinter cell.
keep it simple and keep it the same.
if i wanted a different game, i would buy a different game!
why they had to turn splinter cell conviction into a action game ill never understand!

i swear to god if they do that to DRIVER ill fly to san fran, find the head producer and drag him behind my car as i fly through the parking lot DRIVER style!!!!!

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tlpn99
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 7:37:56 AM
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I have all the Driver games I kept them all as I like the series. I got Paralell Lines when it was cheap.

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ChronowerX_GT
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 1:00:20 PM
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I hope to god this is a remake. Of course with all the bells and whistles we can take advantage of with the ps3.

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racingboy123
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 3:40:59 PM

that would be amazing

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Jed
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 1:26:50 AM
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I absolutely loved the first 2 driver games. I played them for hours on end. It looks like they are going back to the original for this one, which is good because Driver 3 was garbage. Here's to hoping they can make this as great as the first two.

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racingboy123
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 3:39:44 PM
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i sadly had to play diver 1 on the computer bcuz i could never find a driver on the ps1 -- though it was still the best one (especially doing carnage)

driver 2 was ok -- least favorite

driver 3 was the i'm not old enough to play GTA so i'll play driv3r -- wasn't as bad as driver 2 so its the second best

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