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Submitted by Dardenick 2120d ago | news

Exclusive: First details of Test Drive Unlimited 2

Given it's the burning question on any fan's lips, the locations of TDU2 is mentioned rather late in our presentation. By the time OXM discover that it's Ibiza, a beautiful and surprising island blighted by boozy Britons, and already been given a tour of one of its cars. Fetishists rejoice: the new game doesn't just feature two paint layers for each chassis, but a metallic flake layer, sandwiched between them. There's stitching on the seats, bespoke leather and velvet effects for the interiors, swatches from the official catalogues, and a deeply customisable sticker layer for that personal finish. Whatever will the manufacturers say? "They'll complain of course," laughs Nadal. "They're freaking."

But that's the whole point of TDU: pride of ownership. Pimp a car in TDU2 and it looks identical online and off, so whatever you've added can be seen by passing players. The game's avatar, garage and lobby systems have been drastically expanded, the options between racers now much closer to those of an MMORPG. Players can not only walk freely around their cars - even when they're sat on the starting line waiting for a race - but, more importantly, around their friend's cars. They can sit in each other's passenger seats, meet up in showrooms for a friendly spot of shopping, then throw down the gauntlet and bet on the result... (PC, Test Drive Unlimited, Xbox 360)

Credit url: actualgamer.com
IRetrouk  +   2119d ago
Both the offical xbox and playstation mag use the exact same screenshots to show this game, promo shots that arnt ps3 or 360?
AAACE5  +   2119d ago
I was just thinking about this game yesterday. Noticed they haven't said much about it lately. I liked the last TDU, but the fact that it was made last gen and porter over with updated graphics didn't do too well for it.
Elven6  +   2119d ago
Developers rarely send out platfrom exclusive screenshots now, it's easier and cheaper just to send a big batch of them for all similar platforms.
ryano23277  +   2119d ago
Commodore 64 days
I loved Test Drive as a kid, playing on the old Commodore 64.
The game 1st introduced me to the famous cars that I envy.

Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach, Porsche (can't remember model), Lotus (model) Chevrolet Corvette.
aaron5829  +   2119d ago
cool...
I loved the first one...

So we can walk around now huh ? How about walk around our multi-million credits home.... lol..
FordGTGuy  +   2119d ago
Exclusive my ass
These scans were most likely taken from TDU-Central.com's forum. I can't believe they would turn around and call it exclusive....
Dardenick  +   2119d ago
At the end of the article TDU-Central have a link
PRHB HYBRiiD  +   2119d ago
good
glad to see they have improve the bike physics hope they do like a pgr4 physics style with the bikes that would be nice :]
R6ex  +   2119d ago
Bikes are awesome!
Bikes in TDU & PGR4 are the the most outstanding & fun elements introduced then.

I want more bikes!!!
Antan  +   2119d ago
The first TD was a blast to play! Quite a number of hours were put in just blasting round the island with my friend! Really looking forward to this.
Cherchez La Ghost  +   2119d ago
True
I always jump online and see at least groups of 4-5 cars racing downtown. Then you hit the main highway and have hi-speed racing. I had an Enzo and my ZX-12 going over 210 mph. Hours of fun!
Cherchez La Ghost  +   2119d ago
Loved this game.
It took me an hour to loop the island without hitting anything for that Xbox acheivement. There hasn't been any race game like TD for a while. Can't wait.
R6ex  +   2119d ago
Agree
Yup!

Too many track racing games lately (FM3, NFS:Shift, GRID etc.). Its gettin stale ...

An open-world game like TDU with bikes & policecars would be a breadth of fresh air! :)

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