Ubisoft Reflections’ upcoming Driver: San Francisco game — which will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS – has got to be one of the most anticipated driving games of this year. Not only does the new game feature both split-screen and online multiplayer, it also includes a brand new feature known as ‘Shift.’
For those of you that don’t know what the ‘Shift’ feature is, it enables Tanner to shift to any car he likes at any given time. The downside however is that this feature is not unlimited, so the player is required to recharge their Shift meter by performing power slides and big jumps, as well as driving into oncoming traffic. The ‘Shift’ feature can also be used throughout the 9 multiplayer game modes.
Stephen Lambrechts from uk.ps3.ign.com got the opportunity to play the Driver: San Francisco game recently, and has kindly provided a few handy multiplayer tips. The first pointer is to shift far ahead. A quick tap of the R1 (or RB) button will take your viewpoint right up over the vehicle you are chasing. If players want any chance of catching up to their target using the ‘Shift’ feature, they will have to pick very wisely.
Shifting to a car that is too close to a target vehicle may cause players to fall back again due to the lack of speed. The safest bet according to Stephen is to shift to a car that is much further ahead but traveling in the same direction. Another interesting tip is to avoid shifting into one of the many big trucks that are found on the roads in the Driver: San Francisco game.
The only thing that these large vehicles are good for is blocking traffic in front of the target car you are chasing. Players shouldn’t rush into shifts either. Once players have shifted into another car, they have to wait a while before they can shift again. Another tip for when you become the target car is to drive on the wrong side of the road, as this makes it really hard for other players to shift near you.
One final pointer is to hide in alleyways. This is another great way to avoid other players from shifting near you. With no other cars around, it will become quite difficult for other vehicles to catch up to you. Are you looking forward to playing the multiplayer side of the Driver: San Francisco game?