News: There's no where to stick that number in the word Driver this time.
Even after the dismal revews that Driver 3 received, Atari has gone ahead and announced that Reflections Interactive is hard at work on Driver 4. The untitled sequel is currently scheduled for an early 2006 release for the Xbox and PS2. I say currently becuase we all know what happened last time.
"Backed by a distinct driving dynamic that gave rise to a completely new sub-category within the driving genre, and with millions of fans worldwide, it is no surprise that the Driver franchise is often called the 'father of action driving games'," said Marc Metis, senior vice president of Marketing. "With our next Driver game, we are concentrating on those qualities that defined the franchise and established it as a perennial best-seller."
Little was revealed about this new Driver, other than the marketspeak of "sophisticated, adrenaline-pumping car chase AI and unprecedented vehicle dynamics and physics". But we also know that the game will have some kind of online component and use a photorealistic version of New York. Atari also said that this title would mark a return to the Driver series' roots.
We'll see I guess.