Ubisoft Files For New Driver Trademark
Last year, we heard that a new installment in the long-running Driver series was in the works, but we were mostly devoid of details. Sadly, we remain without any basic information, but we do have evidence that such information should be imminent.
According to what Superannuation found, Ubisoft has filed the appropriate paperwork to trademark the title, Driver: The Recruit. This would make the fifth title in the franchise, although we're not entirely certain of the targeted platforms. We have to assume it'll be for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - and possibly the PSP - but right now, that's all we can do...assume. However, with the trademark going in on April 21, the timing could be perfect for an ultimate unveiling at E3 in the first week of June. For those of you who aren't aware, and perhaps aren't quite old enough, the original Driver on the PlayStation was one of the finest games of the generation, and Driver 2 was pretty damn good, too. The series kinda took a downturn after this, but with all this new power and potential offered by the next-gen systems, we'd like to think that Ubisoft could rejuvenate this ailing series. Yeah, it's about driving, but there's a bit more to it, and if you really think about the concept, there are immense and even limitless possibilities. Let's just hope the early fans haven't forgotten about its good name.
We'll let you know as soon as Ubisoft reveals some facts regarding Driver: The Recruit. For now, let's just be hopeful and remember that Ubisoft does have the ability to produce a gem.
4/26/2009 Ben Dutka