Driver for the PlayStation® game console and
PC. Developed by GT Interactive's newly acquired Reflections studio, creators of the multi million-selling Destruction Derby
series, Driver delivers the adrenaline-pumping action of a Hollywood-style car chase as it takes players on a careening
thrill-ride through the streets of four major U.S. cities.
``The phenomenal success of the Destruction Derby franchise clearly established Reflections as an industry leader in innovative
driving games,'' said Tony Kee, Director of Marketing for GT Interactive. ``Driver's true automobile physics, ultra-realistic
environments, cutting-edge graphics and revolutionary Director's Mode provides this franchise with the same blockbuster
As an undercover cop named Tanner, players pose as a driver-for-hire in order to infiltrate a powerful crime ring spanning four
of the nation's largest cities - New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami. Through the use of extensive pre-production
filming in each city, Driver boasts a level of realism through which players can clearly pick out landmarks such as the Empire
State Building, Golden Gate Bridge and South Beach. In addition, each city has working traffic lights, wandering pedestrians,
moving traffic and vigilant cops on patrol, all making getaways more difficult and menacing.
Capturing all the excitement of a high-speed Hollywood-style car chase, Driver comes fully equipped with a revolutionary
Director's Mode that gives players all the necessary tools to ``film'' their own car chase. After completing each mission, Driver
allows players to go back through a virtual recording of their slick getaway, reposition camera angles and placements, and even
re-cut scenes using editing tools.
What good is a great getaway Driver without the right equipment? To that end, Reflections has equipped Driver with a selection
of 70's-style muscle cars that guzzle gas and burn rubber! Players experience realistic car handling, complete with damage
modeling and accurate physics on all cars. Cars crash and deform, tires smoke and hubcaps fly off as players round corners
during high-speed pursuits. Further enhancing the white-knuckle experience of Driver is the ability change views on the fly. Play
from behind the dashboard where players can look out both side windows for an escape route, or check things out from a third
person, behind-the-car perspective.
Driver is slated for release on July 8 for the PlayStation game console at a suggested retail price of $39.95, while the PC
version is scheduled for September.