Classic open world driving game headed to streaming
After a long absence, Driver Ready to return to our screens, but not in video game form – instead, getting its own live-action TV show.
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Ubisoft has revealed that it is working on a new Driver Project, bringing the classic 1999 PlayStation game back to the screen. According to sportsindustry.bizUbisoft Film & Television is now working on an upcoming live-action show.
“Like previous games in the series, it will focus on undercover agent and ex-racecar driver John Tanner as he tries to take down a crime syndicate.”
That’s right – classic Driver Protagonist John Tanner will be the show’s main character, but it’s currently unclear whether another franchise favorite will return for the new series.
to come Driver TV series especially moving forward binge.com – A new streaming service that was announced at E3 2021. The idea behind Binge is “to showcase original premium content inspired by the worlds and content creators of the most popular video games.”
Binge is expected to launch in 2022 and will be available on all internet-connected devices. Although Driver The series is expected to be a big part of the service’s upcoming plans, with no date currently set for its premiere.
Alan Unger of Ubisoft Film & Television and Vincent Talenti of Binge will serve as producers. Executive producers are Jason Altman, Danielle Kranick and Genevieve Jones – all from Ubisoft Film & Television.
Of course, last time we saw Driver Was for the 2011 prequel on console, Driver: San Francisco. Tanner, who is in a coma after suffering a fatal accident, finds his way through a fictional dream scene where he ‘shifts’ into different cars at some point due to the nature of the dream world.
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