Driver: San Francisco Summary
Publisher Ubisoft is expanding their Uplay Store to include third-party titles from the likes of rivals EA and Warner Brothers. They want more of the digital distribution pie in the PC market. This shows Ubisoft's "commitment to PC," claims Uplay director Stephanie Perotti. They know they've got a chequered past with desktop gamers, and say PC Far Cry 3 and AC3 were "very high quality."
Sony has announced that the PS3 Essentials are now available for digital distribution on PlayStation Network.
Some coding enthusiasts have discovered a little something in Ubisoft's Uplay platform for PC leading others to blast it as a 'rootkit'. It stealthly installs a browser plug-in which isn't secure. The plugin granted its discoverer "unexpectedly (at least to me) wide access" to websites. It's a rather embarrassing hiccup if true. UPDATE: Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson, director of the security research firm, has said it's "not a malicious root, just really bad code." It's "a huge risk" .
Newcastle-based Ubisoft Reflections, the studio behind Driver: San Francisco, has confirmed they're lending their developer muscle to Ubisoft Montreal on new IP Watch Dogs. The team has been "attentively watching the reaction" from E3 over the reveal. In fact they're "currently expanding" the team to handle the workload. Watch Dogs is due in 2013.
The studio behind the comatose-powered hijinks of Driver: San Francisco, Ubisoft Reflections, is lending their expertise on the freshly unveiled sci-fi thriller Watch Dogs at Ubisoft Montreal. LinkedIn profiles reveals the Driver dev has producer and level design roles. Ubisoft make a habit of stretching projects over multiple studios. AC: Revelations was the work of six.