Gareth Edmondson, studio manager at Ubisoft Reflections, has left the company after ten years
A report on Develop claims Edmondson will continue to work "in the industry in an undisclosed capacity". In the five years since Reflections has become a part of the Ubisoft team of studios, we have had the pleasure of working and creating together with Gareth Edmondson as head, a Ubisoft..
Ubisoft's announced that sales for its excellent arcade racer, Driver: San Francisco, were higher than expected
The publisher also praised the performance of its Eric Chahi developed god game, From Dust, during its Q2 sales report. Total sales came in at 249 million, down just 4.6% from 261 million the previous year. "First-half sales have come in around 30 per cent higher than our initial..
We've no interest in the game that finished first on this week's UK sales charts, so let's jump straight into what came second: F1 2011
That was followed by Techland's Dead Island, which continued to hold onto its place in the top ten despite taking a bit of a critical beating. (We concluded that the game was fun, but far too buggy to fully recommend.) Resistance 3 finished up in eighth, while the..
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Deep Silver's ambitious (but desperately buggy) Dead Island has topped the UK sales charts for the second week running, scooping up sales greater than any other title in the publisher's history -- in just two weeks
The co-operative zombie RPG is in fact outselling Resistance 3 on the PlayStation 3 platform alone — a title which still managed to climb into third on this week's UK sales charts..
It's finally that time of the year where developers and publishers alike start to release new video games
This week's UK sales chart is evidence of that alone. It's dominated by the release of brand new titles with Dead Island, Wahammer 40K: Space Marine and Resistance 3 all taking spots in the top five. They're joined by relatively new releases in...
Done with Driver: San Francisco's enormous single-player and multiplayer campaigns? No problem
From September 15th Ubisoft's launching a content update that will bring 15 brand-new routes to the excellent racing game's roster. Then, for the following ten weeks Ubisoft will launch an additional ten routes, releasing one per week. But that's not all...
We've been playing Driver: San Francisco all weekend ahead of the game's European retail release this Friday
(Spoilers: it's really good). In order to celebrate the game's upcoming release, Ubisoft has dropped a new trailer outlining the game's movie director mode. The feature has been a hallmark of Driver games since the series began (and it's still cool). Catch the trailer after the jump. [Thanks..
It seems Driver: San Francisco will get a full launch on the PlayStation Network
At least, that's what Ubisoft's Gareth Edmonson let slip during a panel at GamesCom last week. Edmonson told attendees at the show that a PlayStation Network version of Driver: San Francisco would launch "in a few weeks", roughly corresponding with the game's September 2nd UK release date. Driver won't be the..
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It's the littlest things that make Driver: San Francisco fun
From the wah-pedal infused soundtrack, through to the rear-wheel camera angles, it's clear that Ubisoft Reflections has spent a lot of time analysing classic seventies car chases during the development of the game. Driver: San Francisco promises the "ultimate car chase...
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To say we're curious about Driver: San Francisco is an understatement
The game's bizarre comatose mechanic — which allows protagonist Tanner to assume the vehicle of any driver occupying San Francisco's busy highways — has had us intrigued since the game's announcement. We're curious for the gameplay possibilities, as well as the narrative implications. So by extension, we're very excited about..
We understood the first sixty seconds of this Driver: San Francisco multiplayer blow-out
Then Ubisoft just kept dropping more and more details. Persistent unlocks, shift attacks, swaps, base defending, old-school split-screen, argh! One thing's for sure, there's going to be a lot to this game's multiplayer. We just hope Ubisoft's able to convey it all better in game than this trailer. Check the..
Ubisoft's just let us know some concrete details about its Uplay Passport initiative
The program will require players to register a code (included with new copies of compatible games) in order to redeem key features such as online multiplayer and other "exclusive features". Those buying participating Ubisoft titles used will need to pay £7.99 to get full access to any locked out content..
As anticipated, Ubisoft has confirmed its own version of the online pass craze that is currently sweeping the games industry
The Uplay Passport will first feature in the upcoming Driver: San Francisco, and will restrict online play to those that have redeemed a code included in new copies of the game or purchased a code from the PlayStation Network. If you were planning on picking up Driver: San..
Ubisoft's looking to get in on the online pass game too
According to Gamerzines, the publisher will introduce a new initiative called the "Uplay Passport" with the release of Driver: San Francisco. Similarly to other programs, the Uplay Passport will allow new buyers of multiplayer titles to play online free of charge. Those buying used copies of games will have to purchase a Uplay..
There are a lot of cars in Ubisoft's upcoming Driver: San Francisco
That's evidenced by the game's latest trailer, which boasts a roster of more than 120 licensed vehicles. From classics like the Cadillac Eldorado through to modern favourites like the Aston Martin Vantage, Driver's got you covered. We're starting to hear some super postitive things about Driver: San Francisco actually. It certainly..
Ubisoft's slapped a big fat September 2nd UK release date on Driver: San Francisco
The game was given an August 30th release window in North America earlier on today. The game depicts the actions of series protagonist Tanner after he is submerged into a coma. The phenomenon gives Tanner the ability to "Shift" into the bodies of other drivers. Sounds ridiculous, but will probably end up a..
Ubisoft's announced that the frequently delayed Driver: San Francisco will be tearing up North American retail chains from August 30th
The game was announced last year alongside an unusual mechanic which allows protagonist Tanner to shift into the bodies of other drivers on the fly. Sounds bonkers, but might be a cool way of making chases super exciting.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Driver: San Francisco were both expected to release in Ubisoft's fourth fiscal quarter
That's between January and March 2011 to normal people like you and me. Unfortunately, that's no longer the case. Ubisoft's confirmed that both games will be pushed into the company's next fiscal year, which could see them release any time after April 2011. The titles were..
Eurogamer are reporting that Driver: San Francisco will hit the UK on November 26th
Their source is the British retail chain, GAME, who'd probably know a thing or two about release dates. Interestingly, HMV are also reporting a date of November 26th. Both retailers have the recently announced Collector's Edition up for preorder.
After the jump we've embedded Ubisoft Reflections' E3 demo for the upcoming Driver: San Francisco
One of the key phrases you'll hear brought about a lot in this demo pertains to San Francisco's return to Driver's roots — namely the return of protagonist John Tanner and his main counter-part Jericho. The most interesting new mechanic is titled "Shift". To give some context, during the..
Here's your first look at the collector's edition for Driver: San Francisco
Obviously, the highlight of the pack is the awesome relica of the Dodge Challenger from the game, which looks totally awesome in its action position. The rest of the pack's goodies are less exciting, but we've embedded them after the jump if you're curious. We've also embedded a YouTube video of the car. A high quality,..
Ubisoft's just released the debut teaser trailer for their upcoming Driver: San Francisco franchise reboot
The game sets the scene for the game's lead protagonist, John Tanner, and his arch-rival Jericho. It's a great mood setter. Consider our attention piqued.
Ubisoft's announced that they will reboot the Driver franchise with Driver: San Francisco this holiday
As you might assume from the title, the game takes the gritty, open-world Driver franchise right into the streets of San Francisco. Original series protagonist John Tanner will return, who apparently is in a coma. The entire game takes place in his mind, giving him the ability to change his dream..