The Driver franchise is one of the oldest series on Sony consoles, with the first game releasing before the turn of the century. The series was developed by Reflections Interactive, until August 2006 when the company was sold to Ubisoft. In September, the renamed Ubisoft Reflections will release Driver: San Francisco, which will be the first Driver game released on console by the publisher since the acquisition. If you are a fan of digital distribution, then Ubisoft has some good news for you.
Ubisoft Reflection’s Managing Director Gareth Edmonson took the floor of a gamescom panel to talk about upcoming technologies he was excited for. Of course, Edmonson couldn’t help but talk about the Driver series. Here is an except of what he said,
We are doing triple-A games you can download to the hard-drive. Driver is released on the PlayStation Network in a few weeks, for example. That’s the full Blu-Ray/DVD experience you can download. I think physical media will remain very important, but I think things are going to shift. How long that will take I’m not too sure. I don’t agree that the size of data will be the limiting factor, though, you can store this data on your hard drives.
So, you might want to clear some space of your hardrive before Driver: San Francisco releases in the first week of September.