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.
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