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Test Drive Unlimited 2 announced for 360, PC, PS3

Wednesday, 3rd March 2010 08:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Atari’s announced Test Drive Unlimited 2.

The game will appear on 360, PC and PS3. Eden Studios, who developed the first title, will also create the sequel.

The big key talking point is that the racer will have M.O.O.R, or Massively Open Online Racing, constantly keeping the offline and online worlds kept together and “always live”.

As well as features from the previous game, like buying property and clothes shopping (naturally), the game will also feature day and night cycles and more.

First shots and PR are below. The official website‘s also opened up as well, but there ain’t much there, if we’re honest.

Mar 3, 2010 2:45:00 AM

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ — Atari, SA, one of the world’s most recognized videogame publishers, and much-acclaimed developer Eden Games, are proud to announce the newest installment in the legendary racing franchise with Test Drive® Unlimited 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC coming Fall 2010. Â

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.®: Massively Open Online Racing®; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online.  Unlike any other driving game, TDU2 blends the open world experience with realistic vehicles and performance dynamics and for the first time, TDU2 features vehicle damage, weather effects, day and night cycles, and a brand new island to explore.

The first Test Drive® Unlimited innovated the racing genre with an immersive online and offline experience – over 1 million players created online accounts.  Test Drive Unlimited 2 blends the single player and multiplayer experiences seamlessly, creating a dynamic world of unique content and challenges.  Test Drive Unlimited 2 is “always live,” with automatic updates and seamless online/offline integration.  A revamped single player narrative mode can be played offline or as part of the multiplayer experience.

“After the highly successful Test Drive Unlimited which redefined the genre with massively open online racing, Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be an innovative evolution in racing games, expanding its unparalleled multiplayer experience and immersing players in a world full of new online content and lifestyle customization.” said Jeff Lapin, CEO of Atari, SA. “The game fits squarely into our strategy of moving online and generating new revenue streams while maintaining our current retail business.”

Test Drive Unlimited 2 puts the world’s most desirable vehicles in the players hands. Â These ultra-limited edition masterpieces are flawlessly replicated with Eden’s finely tuned driving technology. Â Players define their online persona through the customization of their vehicles, and the acquisition of property, clothing and all the accoutrements of a luxurious car-based lifestyle. Â The challenge comes to life with the most expansive and comprehensive multiplayer offering on the console and the ultimate refinement of the core Test Drive driving experience. Â All-new race types, vehicle classes, environmental challenges, locations and much more push this epic franchise to new levels of performance and luxury.

For more information on Test Drive Unlimited 2 please visit www.testdriveunlimited2.com or log on to www.atari.com.

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13 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    So hyped for this game!

    If they don’t mess up and manage to release it in autumn without having to put the date back, it should be out not too long after I get the spinning skull emblem in my 10th prestige in MW2.

    Then this should take up all of my gaming hours for the next few months after that…

    Wow. Gun and car games are the only games that I need.

    (Although snooker games are also cool.)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Harry

    And people say there’s no God.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. BraveArse

    Praise the lord of driving games.

    Loved the original, nice to see some good news in gaming this week :)

    edit: although this quote makes me a tad nervous. “The game fits squarely into our strategy of moving online and generating new revenue streams while maintaining our current retail business.”. Kind of inevitable though.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Properly pumped. The first was one of the first games I got for my 360. :D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Wait, Atari are still around? :-D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    I got the first one 2nd hand, as I was more interested in buying a 360 wireless wheel for some reason.

    I didn’t expect to enjoy it anywhere near as much as I did, but now it’s one of my favourite games, ever.

    I’m so looking forward to buying a MASSIVE beachfront villa and filling it with differently coloured, maxed out Audi R8′s!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    It would be nice if Europe doesn’t fund a budget release for the US this time though. Then I might actually buy the game.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    @Blerk
    lol indeed, i read it as ‘Acti’ at first, then was surprised to see it was actually “Atari”, i thought they were finished.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    oh we’re going too ibiza

    oh back to the island

    oh we’re gonna have a party

    oh in the Mediterranean sea

    http://www.allgamesbeta.info/2010/03/test-drive-unlimited-2-to-be-set-on.html

    #9 5 years ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    Good news. Really good news. :)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. loki

    Another mediocre game for Xbox 360, PS3 and pc. No thx.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. ruckus

    I really liked the first one (despite all the missing stuff) but it sounds like there’s no real focus on making the Island become more interactive – all those garages, car washes etc. going to waste. Same old multiplayer focused crap. I guess in the end it was just down to the fact that TDU was worth playing for me and didn’t completely suck. TDUII just sounds like more of the same at best, which isn’t what I was expecting. :(

    #12 5 years ago
  13. tom0571

    That’s a really interesting post, I know in the UK that employers are searching Facebook and MySpace when they get CVs in to power strips, power socket‘get a true flavour of what that person is like’.

    #13 4 years ago

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