Those that have been gaming for over twenty years could nicely bear in mind Driver, the open world motion/driving sport sequence initially developed by Reflections Interactive.
It was fairly widespread on the primary PlayStation console, although solely the preliminary entry garnered widespread acclaim, with Driver 2 and particularly Driver 3 turning out to be disappointments.
Finally, Reflections was bought by Ubisoft in 2006, and a brand new sport titled Driver: San Francisco launched in September 2011 to optimistic critiques and first rate gross sales. There hasn’t been one other mainline entry within the final decade, however Ubisoft did just announce a live-action TV series based on the IP.
Driver will not be airing on any of the identified streaming companies, although, as Ubisoft struck an unique take care of Binge.com, an up-and-coming free streaming platform devoted particularly to gaming variations.
Danielle Kreinik, head of tv improvement at Ubisoft Movie & Tv and one of many govt producers alongside Jason Altman and Genevieve Jones, mentioned:
We’re at all times open to new autos for storytelling so we’re thrilled to companion with Binge, an thrilling new platform that’s uniquely devoted to creating premium leisure for gaming followers. Our mission at Ubisoft is to carry our video games to life in new and thrilling methods and create content material set on the planet, tradition and neighborhood of gaming. Working with Binge will permit us to carry a Driver sequence on to the viewers who’s most captivated with seeing this franchise come to life.
Allan Ungar (credited on IMDB for having produced the Uncharted fan movie that featured Nathan Fillion starring as Nathan Drake), who is about to provide for Binge alongside Vincent Talenti, added:
As longtime followers of the franchise, we’re excited to ship an unique, premium, and wealthy storytelling expertise that may take followers and newcomers on an exhilarating journey.
Whether or not this new Driver adaptation additionally spurs the event of a brand new sport venture at Ubisoft stays to be seen, however we’ll let you understand if that occurs.