Good news for driving fans today as Driver: San Francisco has been given a UK date of November 26th. The news has come from Ubisoft via GAME, which is one of the games two official pre-order partners.
In a year full of excellent driving games, is there anything that makes Driver: San Francisco stand out from the crowd? Well yes there is, but it’s a bit out of the ordinary.
As we have already mentioned, all on-foot sections have been scrapped in favour of the ‘shift’ mechanic. After a particularly nasty accident, the games protagonist Tanner is in a coma – which is where the game plays out.
Shift allows you to leave your body and take control of another person in a car further up the road – sounds handy if you are lagging behind the chase.
In all honesty I have not paid much attention to Driver: San Francisco, so this new gameplay mechanic came as a total surprise. Is it enough to make it stand out in a month that also sees Gran Turismo 5 hit the shelves? We shall see.