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Driver delayed for extra polish

Ubi sees it as first foothold in racing genre.

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Driver: San Francisco's release date has been pushed back to ensure that the finished product is up to scratch, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed.

CEO Yves Guillemot told an investor call today, "We are taking the time to create an outstanding game and, seeing the competition, it's very important to bring all the fine touches to the game so it can become a good racing game and help us to establish Ubisoft in the racing genre."

Earlier today Ubisoft announced that it had delayed the reboot of its long-running racing franchise from early 2011 until the following fiscal year. That means it'll launch at some point between April 2011 to the end of March 2012.

This is the second time that the game has been pushed back. It was originally due to ship on 26th November for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, before being bumped into 2011 back in July.

So, should we be concerned about the game's quality? Well, Eurogamer's Christian Donlan was largely impressed by what he saw of the game earlier this year.

While you're waiting for a new date, why not have a look at the launch trailer below.

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