The game is being developed by Infogrames’ own Reflections Interactive in Newcastle, England, the team responsible for the original two Driver games and the forthcoming blockbuster, Stuntman.
“The success of the Driver franchise is an historic milestone in the gaming industry. Driver 3 on the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and PC will undoubtedly take the franchise to another level of success and gaming experience”, said Larry Sparks, Vice president of European Marketing, Infogrames.
Driver 3 is scheduled for release in 2003.
Infogrames Entertainment (Euronext: 5257) is one of the top five developers and publishers of interactive entertainment in the world, and comprises the publicly traded, U.S.-based Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM), and Infogrames Europe. The Company develops, publishes and distributes interactive games for all available gaming platforms, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, the PC, and the Macintosh, as well as for various interactive platforms.
Infogrames’ catalog of more than 1,000 titles includes games for consumers of all ages and features numerous popular franchises, including Alone in the Dark, Big Price, Civilization, Driver, Independence War, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Test Drive, Unreal Tournament, and V-Rally, among others. In addition, the Company holds the exclusive license to some of the world’s most recognizable entertainment brands, including Warner. Bros.’ Looney Tunes, Le Mans, Men In Black, Mission: Impossible, NASCAR, Superman, Survivor, Terminator, Transworld, and many more. Infogrames’ games fall into two general categories, CORE GAMES for the gaming audience, and FAMILY GAMES for the enjoyment of the whole family.
With a global distribution networks that reaches more than 50,000 retail outlets, Infogrames commands a significant market presence and shelf space in every major market. In the U.S. alone, the Company’s distribution network reaches in excess of 22,000 outlets, ranging from major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target to specialty shops and online outlets.
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