Driver: San Francisco Delayed a Week, Constant Internet Connection Required for PC Version

bp9801 - July 27, 2011 12:20PM in Gaming

Well, it looks like gamers in North America are going to have to wait an extra week to get their hands on the newest Driver game. Ubisoft has confirmed that Driver: San Francisco will be delayed one week in North America, meaning the game will now release on September 6th. The move is being done not to give a little bit more time to polish up the game, but rather to avoid releasing on the same day as EA's Madden NFL 12. Since the NFL season is back in full swing, Ubisoft is expecting to see an increase in sales for the latest Madden game, and thus is pushing Driver: San Francisco back a week. Ubisoft also confirmed that PC versions of Driver will require a constant Internet connection, even for single player. The move seems to be a step back for Ubisoft, which after harsh responses and DoS attacks to Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter 5, seemed to remove the requirement for a constant Internet connection for other games. Now, however, it is back so it will be interesting to see what gamers think of it.

As for Driver: San Francisco, the game features the two main characters from the last two games who are pursuing each other across the city. There will be over 100 licensed vehicles in the game, with damage, and even features a supernatural element as one of the main characters is pursuing the other from within a coma. When you control that character, you'll get the ability to pause the game to jump to another vehicle and even get a bird's eye view of the city to jump to different locations. Driver: San Francisco will release on September 6th in North America for the PC, PS3, 360, and Mac. A Wii edition has been announced as well.