The hours and hours spent cruising the island paradise of Test Drive Unlimited seems like a lifetime ago. It looks like I will soon be able to do it all over again, as Atari announce Test Drive Unlimited 2.
Coming to the Xbox360, PC and PS3, TDU2 looks set to improve and expand on the first by offering players what Atari have lovingly called M.O.O.R., or Massively Open Online Racing. Drivers will be immersed in a persistent online environment and will be able to experience this open world with realistic vehicles and performance dynamics. TDU2 will feature vehicle damage, weather effects, day and night cycles and the game will be set on a brand new island.
TDU2 will seamlessly combine the single and multiplayer experience in a dynamic world of unique content and challenges.
â€œAfter 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.â€ said Jeff Lapin, CEO of Atari, SA. â€œThe game fits squarely into our strategy of moving online and generating new revenue streams while maintaining our current retail business.â€