After 5 years in development, the latest DRIVER gets released (the first one with licensed cars), and no one seems to care. There are still no reviews for the game here, all of two two-lines review at Amazon.com and all of five reviews over at MetaCritic! This is like BON JOVI releasing a new album - and everyone shrugging it away.
What happened to the once popular franchise?
Well, corporate greed and stupidity come at a price. The always-online DRM requirement sure put me off their games and apparently so did to a lot of other gamers.
The core of the gaming market is comprised of thinking adults - not sheep to be herded and corralled and perpetually milked. This is something understood by cutting edge game developers such as CD PROJEKT RED. Unfortunately it is lost in the corridors of executive power of behemoths such as UBISOFT, EA, ACTIVISION/BLIZZARD and 2K GAMES.
But the laws of survival are relentless. It is the entity that adapts to the environment and not the other way around. Failure to adapt leads inevitably to extinction.
So long UBISOFT. Thank you for some great games in the past. I hope you can survive long enough to mend your ways.