Ubisoft Formally Announces Driver San Francisco

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Medal of Honor and Mortal Kombat are two recent examples of franchises that are being rebooted for new audiences in this generation. Add another to that list: Driver.

Last evening during Ubisoft's E3 2010 media briefing in Los Angeles, the publisher formally announced the long-rumored reboot and demoed the game live in front of the audience chock full of bedazzled press. The game, dubed Driver San Francisco, sees the return of the franchises' trademark cinematic chase experience with a dash of both old and new. For example, bad-man Charles Jericho will resume his role as a villain in this latest title, but how you'll end up defeating him, well, that requires a coma on top of sheer racing talent.
  
  
The funniest, most insane, and perhaps the most compelling mechanic announced at the event was one called "Shift." Protagonist John Tanner gets knocked on the head in the game, and when he recovers, he's learned a new ability. This Shift talent allows him to teleport around the map, jump into faster cars without an on-foot sequence, and to jump inside civilians' brains in order to command them to demolish rival cars with their own vehicles. No, for real. 

Less insane are the other features. Driver San Francisco will have over 200 KM of San Francisco pavement to drive on, 20 challenge-type races, 60 music tracks, 80 "dares," a director's mode, over 120 licensed cars, and 9 "addictive" online modes which features car ramming and tailing. 
    
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#1  Edited By BradNicholson
Medal of Honor and Mortal Kombat are two recent examples of franchises that are being rebooted for new audiences in this generation. Add another to that list: Driver.

Last evening during Ubisoft's E3 2010 media briefing in Los Angeles, the publisher formally announced the long-rumored reboot and demoed the game live in front of the audience chock full of bedazzled press. The game, dubed Driver San Francisco, sees the return of the franchises' trademark cinematic chase experience with a dash of both old and new. For example, bad-man Charles Jericho will resume his role as a villain in this latest title, but how you'll end up defeating him, well, that requires a coma on top of sheer racing talent.
  
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The funniest, most insane, and perhaps the most compelling mechanic announced at the event was one called "Shift." Protagonist John Tanner gets knocked on the head in the game, and when he recovers, he's learned a new ability. This Shift talent allows him to teleport around the map, jump into faster cars without an on-foot sequence, and to jump inside civilians' brains in order to command them to demolish rival cars with their own vehicles. No, for real. 

Less insane are the other features. Driver San Francisco will have over 200 KM of San Francisco pavement to drive on, 20 challenge-type races, 60 music tracks, 80 "dares," a director's mode, over 120 licensed cars, and 9 "addictive" online modes which features car ramming and tailing. 
    
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#2  Edited By SquallLeonhart

hmmmm 

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#3  Edited By Rockdalf

Just goes to further prove, Video Game stories are on par with B-movies.

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#4  Edited By VoshiNova

I actually used to really enjoy the Driver series. hopefully this is nothing like "Driv3r"

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#5  Edited By mak_wikus

I'm afraid that Ubisoft will implement their "casual-like for broader-audience" philosophy and make this game ridiculously easy.

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#6  Edited By ethan

Just another day on the Golden Gate bridge.  I guess the good thing is you dont have to pay the toll, you can just jump to another car.  Wish real life was like that.

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#7  Edited By limpbishop

Hmmm - looks cool enough.... but it's  Driver :/

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#8  Edited By monster9999

Ya i dont know bout this game...mmm driver im just not sure

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#9  Edited By Binman88

Didn't he say he's in  a coma? So, is the whole game Tanner's dream? I'm confused, and pissed off.

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#10  Edited By EdIsCool

gam3 sounds crazy

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#11  Edited By Jazz_Lafayette

Why not just simplify it and make your opponents crash themselves? Do street-racers have some sort of telepathic shielding?

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#12  Edited By avantegardener

DrIVer, DriVer, they've got at least 2 games left in them.

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#13  Edited By Geno

Looking pretty good. 

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#14  Edited By pbhawks45

Get hype.

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Hope it'll turn out better than Driv3r.

Well everything is better than that game...

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#16  Edited By Grixxel

Oh hey! That was gameplay, right? ...  Right?

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#17  Edited By CouncilSpectre

So.., Tanner is an Agent, and the game world is the Matrix?

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#18  Edited By Nasar7

San Francisco is hell.

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#19  Edited By TwoOneFive

coooooool a cg trailer kthanks

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