Ubisoft plans to revive the Driver franchise, the corporate introduced at this time…with a live-action streaming sequence. Those sounds you simply heard had been hundreds of thousands of excited followers collectively scooting ahead of their seats after which instantly slumping again in disappointment.
“Our mission at Ubisoft is to bring our games to life in new and exciting ways and create content set in the world, culture, and community of gaming,” stated Danielle Kreinik, head of tv growth, Ubisoft Film & Television. “Working with Binge will enable us to deliver a Driver sequence on to the viewers who’s most enthusiastic about seeing this franchise come to life.”
Driver first debuted on the unique PlayStation in 1999 and rapidly established itself as one of many first competent Grand Theft Auto opponents. Where the Rockstar Games sequence promoted unbridled violence and carnage that parodied the true world, nevertheless, Driver was a decidedly extra reserved affair that centered on driving mechanics and automobile chases relatively than intense gangland shootouts.
Several sequels would comply with, most not too long ago 2011’s Driver: San Francisco (the final mainline installment within the sequence) and 2014’s Driver: Speedboat Paradise, a free-to-play cellular recreation. Watch Dogs, one other common Ubisoft franchise, reportedly began life as a Driver recreation before morphing into its own thing. Watch Dogs has since gone on to spawn a profitable franchise of its personal.
In 2021, a gaggle of builders took issues into their very own fingers by releasing The Driver Syndicate, a non secular successor impressed by the Driver franchise’s first two entries. While removed from the full-fledged Driver recreation many needed, it’s miles forward of what Ubisoft is doing with the sequence, which sadly continues to collect mud someplace within the studio’s archives.
The live-action Driver sequence might be out there solely on Binge, a streaming service devoted to video game-based reveals. Both are scheduled to launch in 2022.