What the next DRIVER needs:
Tighter, narrower streets for slower, more responsive cars as seen in D1,2,3. More 70s feel, possibly the entire game's setting. Keep 88mph top speed as the norm, with only bonus supercars going beyond. Get rid of Burnout as the default acceleration.
Unlicensed Vehicles- so that they can be destroyed with explosions. On foot returning, with a version of shift as an unlockable.
Weapons, with FPS controls like D3, only more polished. Hubcaps. Car underside pouncing
. Offroad areas without invisible walls. All previous driver game cheats
return plus a few surprises. All camera angles in D1 Film Director returning. Completely overhauled multiplayer, with virtually no 'boosting'. Finally, ability to play multiplayer offline,and with bots.
Failing that, D1 and 2 as fully emulated games unlockable within Driver 6.