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Driver: San Francisco Dated

A shift into the paranormal?

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.

Source: Eurogamer

  1. TheShepanator
    Since: Nov 2009

    no on foot? If they manage to squeze out the same excellent driving physics that were in parallel lines then I’m in.

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 20:20.
  2. clank250
    Since: Oct 2008

    YES!!! NO ON FOOT! Going back to the good old style of the PS1 Drivers. Although Driver 2 did have on foot gameplay mechanic (just get out of you’re vehicle and find another) I think the shift mechanic will replace this quite nicely. At least it won’t be another Driv3r (there’s another e as a “3”). That game was fun, but too much like GTA.

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 20:24.
  3. BIGAL-1992
    Since: Jan 2009

    That’s a bit early.

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 20:29.
    • rht992
      Since: Apr 2009

      yeah i can foresee a postpone

      Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 20:38.
      • Raider197
        Since: Dec 2009

        or a rushed final product.

        Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 20:48.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      Too many very good games are already slated as November release.

      Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 22:08.
  4. Charmed_Fanatic
    Since: Aug 2009

    No on foot? Hmmmmm, demo please :P

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 21:06.
  5. MornelitheVT
    Since: Sep 2009

    Absolutely no way this is getting priority over GT5. I’m getting the Ultimate Edition of that. But, I will check out Driver San Fran eventually, I loved the first game, and the shift mechanic they showcased at E3 looked pretty sweet, especially for multi-player.

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 21:33.
  6. 3shirts
    Since: Aug 2008

    Bit of a ‘Life on Mars’ plot going on there.

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 21:36.
  7. andytorr
    Since: Sep 2008

    Did they forget GT5 is launching just before this? Good luck ;) I enjoyed past Driver games, but there’s no way I’ll be buying this THAT soon after GT5.

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 21:43.
  8. Dan Lee
    Common like the rest of us.
    Since: Jun 2010

    I think the new Need for Speed launches around that time frame too.

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 21:56.
  9. Blayney
    Since: Sep 2009

    F1 2010 and TDU2 are all set for the release around then along with GT5 and NFS etc. etc. A lot of driving games this year, excellent.

    Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 22:05.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      It is good that there are a lot of good racing games out this year, but do they all have to be released at the same time of year.
      It’s a pity their not spread out throughout the year.

      Comment posted on 07/07/2010 at 22:10.

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