News culture Driver: The license is back, but in a new form
Born in 1999, the Driver license is currently in the hands of Ubisoft. Absent from our consoles, our PCs and our smartphones since 2015, the license announces its big comeback, but not where we expected it.
Games Industry reports today that Ubisoft has started a live-action TV series based on the Driver license, through its Film & Television division. It should take up the codes of video games and therefore center its story around driving, and tell us about the adventures of John Tanner, a former racing driver determined to bring down a crime syndicate.
What we do know, however, is that she will be released exclusively on Binge, a new SVOD platform expected in 2022 who will propose content adapted from video games or inspired by this theme. The production was entrusted to Allan Ungar from Ubisoft and Vincent Talenti from Binge, while executive producers are Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Genevieve Jones from Ubisoft Film & Televison.
On the gaming side, there is currently nothing on the horizon, the last two games released being Driver Speedboat Paradise, a free-to-play mobile released in 2015, and Driver: San Francisco, released in 2011. Other Ubisoft licenses are also available. being adapted for Netflix, like Assassin’s Creed, The Division and Beyond Good & Evil.