Driver: San Francisco, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier delayed for polish, says Ubisoft

Tuesday, 16th November 2010 10:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said yesterday’s delay of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Driver San Francisco was necessary to allow time for polish.

Reflections’ reboot of the Driver IP and the Ubisoft Paris-made shooter were delayed into FY2012 from Q4 FY2011 by the publisher last night as part of its first-half financial release.

“It’s not, ‘One more year’; it’s, ‘We are taking the time to create an outstanding game,’” said Guillemot on the Driver delay.

“Seeing the competition, it’s very important to bring all the fine touches to the game so that it can become a good racing game that helps us to establish Ubisoft in the racing genre.”

A similar explanation was given for the Future Soldier delay on the company’s forums.

“We are working to make the game the best it possibly can be, and we’re taking this extra time to do just that” said community developer Kimi Matsuzaki.

“You haven’t heard much from us lately because we’ve been hard at work improving the game, and we’ll share new details with you soon.”

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was announced back in February for PS3, 360 and PC, but was confirmed to be a 2011 title in May.

Driver: San Francisco, meanwhile, was announced in June following confirmation of a game being in development at Ubisoft Reflections in Newcastle, UK.

Read up our preview and interview with Reflections’ Martin Edmondson here and here.

Driver: San Fran was due to be released this holiday season, but was delayed into next year in July; it was still within Ubi’s fiscal year until last night.

Thanks, VG.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    i thought driver was a sequel not a reboot?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Razor

    Driver could certainly do with some graphics polish. It looked pretty fugly when I last saw it.

    I’m still looking forward to it though.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. M2Kx

    @1: it’s kinda both afaik. #2 is right, game looked terrible so I’m not really interested.

    Future Soldier looked really impressive imo, it’s a shame that it wont release in may :/

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    whatever happened to that future soldier beta?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Is this the same kind of “polish” Ubi kept delaying Haze for?

    M’yeah, “to add polish” normally means, “Better games are coming out at the same time, we want to dodge them”.

    #5 4 years ago

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