Big Games of 2011: Driver San Francisco Races into Stores

After a long delay, Reflections returns to its roots with new game

Ubisoft has launched Reflections’ Driver San Francisco to retail stores for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. The new game, which was delayed for extensive fine-tuning, marks a return to the roots of the franchise. Detective John Tanner’s back in action in an authentically recreated San Francisco, which offers plenty of hills and narrow streets for driving through the new game modes.



Developed by Ubisoft Reflections under the direction of the creators of the original title, Driver San Francisco marks the return of the established video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Gamers will play as Detective John Tanner on a relentless manhunt for crime lord Charles Jericho through the hills of the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly SHIFT between well over a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action.

Key features in the new game include:

The True Car Chase Experience -- Rediscover the cinematic driving sensations of Driver: loose suspension, long  drifts, sharp bends and high-speed pursuits in dense traffic. Drive over 120 licensed cars involved in some of the most intense chase sequences ever seen.

A Relentless Manhunt -- Uncover a thrilling storyline in which personal revenge fuels Tanner’s relentless manhunt for Jericho. Follow Tanner’s survival race across San Francisco and discover how this chase will bring him to the point of no return.

SHIFT -- As Tanner recovers from a terrible crash, he realizes he has acquired a new ability that enables him to instantly change vehicles and take control: SHIFT. Experience unprecedented intensity, diversity and freedom; SHIFT into a faster car, deploy civilian vehicles to destroy your enemies, and even take control of your opponent’s car to force their demise.

A Car Chase Playground -- Drive on more than 120 miles of road, over the Golden Gate Bridge and along iconic locations throughout San Francisco. SHIFT from one car to the next anddip into the lives of different residents, a head-spinning array of characters, each with a unique perspective on a city under siege.

Multiplayer Mayhem -- Experience 11 different, frantic and addictive online modes, where the SHIFT feature allows players to be anywhere at any time. Ram, tail and overtake your friends in offline split-screen or online modes.