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New Driver given FY2011 release by Ubi

Wednesday, 13th January 2010 21:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Hidden deep in Ubisoft’s press release for sales targets in Q3 and FY2009/2010, the company’s confirmed that a new Driver is on the way in FY2011.

It is the first time we have heard anything on a new Driver game since 2008, when the BBC managed to confirm a new title in the series was in development at Ubi Reflections.

The studio was bought from Atari in August 2006 for $24 million.

Also confirmed for FY2011 is a new Ghost Recon from the company, as well as Raving Rabbids 4 and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, which was already down for a May release since a November reveal.

Ubi earlier announced a new multiplayer-focused Assassin’s Creed and a delayed Splinter Cell: Conviction for fiscal year 2011.

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  1. Razor

    It would take a lot for Driver to get back on track; Driv3r and Fo-, sorry, Parallel Lines, were pretty awful.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    I don’t mind Driv3r, the director mode was still awesome to me.

    I’d love to be the creative director on this baby. I’d do so much right with the actual play.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Brinaldo

    Stil no “I’m Alive”…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The_Deleted

    You have to wonder why. So many studios close with great games behind them and Ubisoft are determined to flog this dead horse.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    I Am Alive was in the email we got, but nothing worth reporting from what we already knew.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. No_PUDding

    The horse has died, but if you don’t try flogging it, then how will you ever know if it can’t be resurrected.

    Driver as a franchise never turned stale, it was simply superceeded by GTA. That is without a doubt it’s benefit.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. SplatteredHouse

    I’d like to see a new Driver game, it could be very good. I’ll wait and see to find out what they’ve come up with.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    It’s basically an entirely new game though, right? Different team, different publisher? I’m guessing all that will remain is the name.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. The_Deleted

    Let’s hope so.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    No, Reflections is still the same team.

    Hopefully it will be an entirely different rendition on the series, and obviously it will be a different game.

    They won’t be porting Driv3r to HD console.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Ah, you’re right – Ubi bought the team as well as the name. Unfortunately their last game appears to have been the execrable Emergency Heroes, so I wouldn’t hold your breath.

    #11 5 years ago