Driver, any gamer who had a PlayStation controller up his sleeve in the late 90s remembers this series. Speeding through the streets of L.A., Miami and San Francisco. Those were the days. Ubisoft happens to miss these good old days greatly and has therefore decided to dust off the franchise. Only downside, it’s a series instead of a game and you have to install a new streaming service for it.
As can be read on Ubisoft’s own news feed, Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Genevieve Jones of Ubisoft Film & Television are looking forward to it. As befits a spokesperson, Kreinik – Head of television development – is already praising the series, as well as the streaming service Binge, on which Driver will appear next year.
“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. Working with Binge will allow us to bring a Driver series directly to the audience who is most passionate about seeing this franchise come to life.”
Allan Ungar, producer at Binge, has something to say about it too. As an outright fan of the franchise, he can’t wait to surprise gamers with Driver, which he believes should provide a “thrilling ride” in an original way.
“As longtime fans of the franchise, we’re excited to deliver an original, premium, and rich storytelling experience that will take fans and newcomers on a thrilling ride.”
And there you have it. Driver is coming back, but maybe not the way you hoped. But hey, maybe it’s going to be one hell of a series. Ubisoft released an epic game franchise but can they also create an epic series? It remains to be seen.