Ubisoft Trademarks New Driver GameS

What do you with a derivative IP in a saturated genre that has continually disappointed since its first sequel more than six years ago? Why trademark a fourth sequel, of course!

Sorry, but this franchise hasn't done anything particularly well since 1999, which was the original Driver: You are the Wheelman on PlayStation. That was nearly 10 years and two console generations ago. And since then open-world crime and driving has been done, redone and overdone while this franchise remained at least a step behind. So word that "Driver 5" will be called "Driver: The Recruit" does not really fill me with giddy anticipation.

Driver 5: The Recruit Trademarked by Ubisoft [VG247]