Driver San Francsico, one of the greatest racing games of all time, is now available to play on Xbox One via the system's backwards compatibility service.
Can we shake the console versions' 60FPS refresh?
PS3 and 360 put through its paces in racing gameplay.
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The moment you know that Driver: San Francisco is a special game is when it asks you to finish first, second and third in the same single race. But, in truth, you'd probably already had a fair inkling of its greatness well before that point: you'd feel it in the precision drifts of your Dodge Challenger, or in the squat thud as you pound over one of the city's hills and land a graceful jump. Driver: San Francisco is a game that's incredibly easy to fall in love with.
Driver: San Francisco developer Ubisoft Reflections is reportedly working on a racing game called The Crew, according to The Examiner.
The discounted, downloadable PS3 Essentials range arrives on PlayStation Network today.
Ubisoft has discarded its much-derided always-on DRM for PC games, the company has announced.
From Dust, Driver: San Francisco, H.A.W.X. 2 and Silent Hunter 5 will all be reduced to £1/€1/$1 on Uplay this week.
Ubisoft wants to offer PC gamers so much value with its franchises that the need for its controversial DRM "goes away".
Ubisoft has admitted its online server switch has affected games previously promised to be safe from the current maintenance.
Another day, another LinkedIn leak: an art lead at Ubisoft Reflections appears to have revealed an unannounced Xbox 360 Kinect project.
Sales of Driver: San Francisco were above Ubisoft's expectations, the publisher has announced.
Its latest quarterly financial report, out today, didn't provide further detail on exactly how many copies it has shifted.
It was also "especially pleased" with the release of Eric Chahi's downloadable god game From Dust.
"Make no mistake," said SEGA this week, "if one quarter of the people that usually pirate [Football Manager] switch to purchasing Football Manager 2012, the sales of the game worldwide would more than double." That was the eye-opening statistic used to justify Football Manager 2012 requiring Steam to play. In other words, more than 80 per cent of people playing Football Manager are doing so with a pirated copy.
Online Pass has generated $10-$15 million in revenue for EA since its 2010 launch - a total the company isn't particularly impressed with.
Console versions of Driver: San Francisco see some complimentary new multiplayer content later this month, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
Ubisoft has scrapped the online pass fee for Driver: San Francisco.
That the PC version of Driver: San Francisco must wait for a 30th September release represents a "natural delay" - "it wasn't held back", developer Ubisoft Reflections told Eurogamer.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution has defended its UK chart top spot from dream-world racer Driver: San Francisco.
A series of test on engine-driven cut-scenes.
Back in PlayStation 1 days, Driver was the height of gaming, a pioneer in the open world mission-based driving genre. And Newcastle-based developer Reflections was a power-house. But Driver 2 stalled and Driver 3 crashed. Driver: Parallel Lines was better.
It has begun - and what better way to celebrate the fact it's not silly season any more than the sight of Zumba Fitness descending the Top 10 rather than bouncing around the summit?
Eurogamer dissects the opening missions.
Driver: San Francisco developer Reflections is already thinking about creating a next-gen game engine, and wants 1080p, 60 frames-per-second games as a mandate from the next Xbox and PlayStation 4.
Ubisoft has "every right" to use DRM to protect PC games from "utterly unbelievable" levels of piracy, Driver: San Francisco developer Ubisoft Reflections told Eurogamer.
Get tooled up.
Film director mode detailed.
Games are full of excuses, whether they're telling you that a terrorist strike has closed off half the city you're exploring or that swimming is a bad idea when you have electricity coursing through your veins. As excuses go though, Driver: San Francisco throws up one of the more outrageous.
You're John Tanner, undercover cop, wheelman and faded gaming icon, and after one high-speed altercation with your nemesis Jericho within the opening 10 minutes, you're also in a coma.
What that preposterous set-up excuses, however, is something quite brilliant. Drifting through the fog of San Francisco in the haze of a dream, Tanner can shift from car to car, possessing citizens in a mechanic that's as inspired as it is bizarre.
This week sees the return of a long-running racing series, pitted against the birth of a new shooter IP.
Minecraft creator Marcus 'Notch' Persson has chimed in on the raging Ubisoft DRM row, describing the publisher's demands as "insane".
Ubisoft has changed its DRM plans for Driver: San Francisco following fan outrage at the publisher's insistence that users maintain a persistent internet connection while playing.
UK studio Reflections has explained its decision to make the single-player portion of Driver: San Francisco run at 60 frames per second – and revealed the challenges doing so presented the development team.
Ubisoft has confirmed to Eurogamer that the PC version of Driver: San Francisco has been delayed.
PlayStation Plus subscribers are offered early access to the Resistance 3 beta test today. You'll have a seven day head start on the general public, who'll be invited in on 17th August.
For the general PS3 public today there are three worthy demos: Driver San Francisco, El Shaddai and madden NFL. Eurogamer's Japanese import El Shaddai review awarded a sky-scraping 9/10. Do try.
Full games today are Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, Galaga Legions DX, Spelunker HD and, as we told you yesterday, the Spinter Cell HD Trilogy.
Ubisoft will release a demo for Driver San Francisco tomorrow on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Car-jumping gameplay explained.
This year's Eurogamer Expo will host a huge showing from developer Ubisoft, with some of the year's biggest titles such as Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Driver: San Francisco available to play on the show floor.
High-tech shooter Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and beautiful platformer Rayman Origins will also be on show.
For racing fans Ubisoft is bringing World Rally, while those who prefer a boogie can try Just Dance Kinect.
Ubisoft's controversial DRM strategy that demands a persistent online connection for many of its PC titles has successfully reduced levels of piracy, the publisher has claimed.
The PC version of Driver: San Francisco requires a permanent internet connection, Ubisoft has confirmed.
Ubisoft has firmed up UK pricing for its online pass, the Uplay Passport. It costs £7.99 on PS3 and PC while Xbox 360 owners pay 800 Points (£6.80).
As rumoured yesterday, Ubisoft has confirmed the impending arrival of an online pass for used copies of its games.
Dubbed the Uplay Passport, it will charge US gamers $9.99 for access to the online features of "many of Ubisoft's popular core games" when purchased second hand.
If you've bought the game new, you'll find a one-time use registration code included in the box to enable multiplayer modes and "exclusive bonus content".
Ubisoft is the latest publisher to jump on the online pass bandwagon with the Uplay Passport, according to a GamerZines report.
Open world racer talks characters.
Latest gameplay from E3 revs up.
Exclusive vehicles! Comic! Model car!
Driver: San Francisco leaves the garage on 2nd September for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
That's a few days after its 30th August US launch.
First announced back in June last year, the game has been delayed a number of times. However, it seems we'll now finally get to see if Newcastle-based developer Ubisoft Reflections has successfully managed to revive the flagging franchise.
When people associated with long-running video game series tell you, "We've made some real changes this time around," they generally mean that they've added a crouch button. When one of the Ubisoft Reflections team said that to me last year, however, they really weren't kidding.
Driver: San Francisco launches this September, Ubisoft has announced.
19 staffers at Ubisoft's Newcastle-based Reflections studio have been given their marching orders, the publisher has confirmed.
Driver: San Francisco's release date has been pushed back to ensure that the finished product is up to scratch, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed.
Ubisoft's delayed Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier and Driver San Francisco.
Ubisoft delivers more Driver dreamscape.
The Ubisoft line-up for the Eurogamer Expo 2010 is in. The golden balls this year are Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Driver: San Francisco and Raving Rabbids Travel in Time.
Ubisoft has firmly dated Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 and R.U.S.E. in an updated schedule.
Driver: San Francisco has been delayed until 2011, Ubisoft has confirmed.
Driver: San Francisco will be released in the UK on 26th November for PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.
The yellow toy car.
The PAL Collector's Edition of Driver: San Francisco comes with a yellow toy car and costs £70.
As you may have noticed when we posted a whopping hands-on preview of it last night, Ubisoft has officially unveiled Driver: San Francisco and said it will be out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in Q4 of this year.
Driver used to be the game where you could get out of your car. Now it's the game where you can get out of your body. That said, you can't get out of your car anymore. Bloody life, eh?
Ubisoft has confirmed that "the next iteration of the blockbuster franchise Driver" will be unveiled at E3 next month.
Ubisoft has registered domain names for Assassin's Creed and Driver that may point to the names of upcoming instalments.
Ubisoft has trademarked the game title Driver: The Recruit.
Ubisoft is busy making a "whole new version" of Driver at its Reflections studio in Newcastle.