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Now we've all seen the transition that gaming properties are making to TV and film at the moment, haven't we? It seems like we're being hit with non-stop announcements, informing us that this game or that series is going to be made into something by Netflix or into an anime. It's fun when these projects come out and we get to enjoy even more of our favourite franchises - but additionally, it can be exhausting keeping up. And now, it's been reported that Ubisoft is reviving an old series of games, but this time for a TV show.
As GamesIndustry.Biz reports, Ubisoft is planning to make a return to the Driver games, but this time for TV. The company is using the series to make something live-action within the Ubisoft Film & Television division of the organisation, alongside new streaming platform Binge.com. We've not seen a Driver game for consoles since 2011's Driver: San Francisco, but in more recent years there was 2015's Driver: Speedboat Paradise for mobile.
Ubisoft has been ramping up its TV and film efforts over the last couple of years including the pretty successful comedy series Mythic Quest which follows the everyday events of a gaming studio. It's made in collaboration with Apple TV and stars It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney and Horizon Forbidden West's Ashly Burch, and got pretty good reviews across the board.
The development company is now obviously looking at its other properties to expand them into wider franchises. We've previously heard they're aiming for an Assassin's Creed series too, for Netflix (which after the movie, is bound to be an improvement... right?). In any case, it's inevitable that we're going to see far more adaptations in the coming years from Ubisoft. What's next? Far Cry? (Nobody mention the Uwe Boll movie, okay? That never happened...)