|Digital Release||PlayStation 3
September 21, 2011 (AU, EU)
January 26, 2012 (JP)
September 2011 - PC (Uplay)
September 27, 2011 - Steam
May 8, 2012 (EU, JP, US)
|Delisting||July 11 to Aug 11, 2016 - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
December 09, 2016 - Steam
December 2016 - Uplay
|Links||Driver San Francisco homepage
Driver San Francisco was delisted between July 11th and August 11th, 2016 on Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 version was presumably delisted around the same time. The Steam version was then delisted on December 9th, 2016 and the Uplay version presumably delisted that same month. No explanation or advanced notice was given but the reason for the delisting is likely due to the game’s impressive playlist of licensed songs.
The game remains available on physical media for Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Ubisoft’s homepage for the game links to Amazon where it was available to download on PC through late 2019. The digital Uplay versions of the game were available to buy from GameStop in North America in December of 2020 but were sold out no later than April of 2021.
About the Game
“With crime lord Charles Jericho now on the loose San Francisco faces a terrible threat. Only one man can stand against him. He has driven the streets of a hundred cities, spent his whole life putting criminals behind bars. But to take Jericho down, there can be no turning back, and he knows that this may very well be his last ride. His name is John Tanner. He is the DRIVER.
Developed by Ubisoft Reflections, creators of the original title, DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO is the return of the established action driving video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Gamers play John Tanner, a hardened detective involved in a relentless manhunt throughout the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly shift between more than a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless atmosphere, unique car handling and renewed playability, DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO will revitalize the classic free-roaming, cinematic car chase experience for the current generation of gaming platforms.“
THE TRUE CAR CHASE EXPERIENCE
Rediscover the cinematic driving sensations of DRIVER: loose suspension, long drifts, sharp bends and high-speed pursuits in dense traffic. Drive over 120 licensed and fully destructible cars involved in some of the most intense chase sequences ever seen.
A RELENTLESS MANHUNT
Uncover a thrilling storyline in which personal revenge fuels Tanner’s relentless manhunt for Jericho. Follow Tanner’s survival race across San Francisco and discover how this chase will bring him to a point of no return.
As Tanner recovers from a terrible crash, he realizes he has acquired a new ability that enables him to instantly change vehicles and take control: SHIFT. Experience unprecedented intensity, diversity and freedom; shift into a faster car, deploy civilian vehicles to destroy your enemies and even take control of your opponents’ car to force their demise.SHIFT also allows for thrilling new Multi-player modes within the game.
A CAR CHASE PLAYGROUND
Drive on more than 200 square miles of road network, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and along iconic locations throughout San Francisco. Shift from one car to the next and dip into the lives of different residents, a head-spinning array of characters, each with a unique perspective on a city under siege.
Experience 10 different addictive multi-player modes, including 6 on-line modes where the SHIFT feature allows players to be anywhere at any time. Ram, tail and overtake your friends in offline split-screen or online modes.
Record your best stunts and chases with the Director replay mode to edit and share your movies. Test your driving skills with 20 challenging races and 80 “dares” spread all across the city. Listen to over 60 music tracks with songs from famous artists, not to mention the original memorable DRIVER theme.
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