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Atari & Eden Games to shut down Test Drive: Unlimited PC servers

VVV: "After a healthy lifespan since its debut on the PC all the way back in March 2007, it looks like Test Drive: Unlimited's days - in our opinion, one of the most influential and radical yet underrated arcade racing games from the last decade - as an MMO racer on the PC are numbered, as Atari and Eden Games have announced the online servers will be shut down permanently on September 29th."

Nocturne1474300d ago

Sons of bitche*, they need to shut down TDU 2 servers because game is so awful. TDU1 was and is one of my favorite racing game. Alot Cars, beautiful/huge island, soundtrack, challenges, car delivery missions, bikes and more.

Perjoss4300d ago

I agree, TDU was a fantastic game, the handling wasn't great but it had so many things going for it that you kind of got used to the handling after a while.

FaSCoRP4300d ago

TDU was better than TDU 2. The xbox 360 servers from TDU 2 sucked since its launch, and now they are no better. I hate Eden and Atari for launching a game so buggy and took almost no care of the online community, when everything is mostly "social" there. Even the DLC from the Casino was not working for months! One of the useless purchases I did on XBLA

Nocturne1474300d ago

What i hate in TDU 2 is.
1.Story mode.
2.Handling.
3.Graphics(Ibiza and Hawai got different textures).
4.Awful voice acting.
5.Bad soundtrack.
6.Challenges,Racing schools, Rivals.
7.Offroad.
What i love in TDU 2 is.
1.Detailed cars, inside & outside.
2.New island (ibiza).
3.Car choise(Gumpert Apollo, Koniggseeg CCXR, Nissan GTR, Ferrari California/Italia, Viper, Atom, etc.

But anyway , i was really dissapointed when i tried it.

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New Test Drive Unlimited game by Kylotonn all but confirmed

Team VVV writes: "We’ve known for almost two years now that BigBen Interactive has the rights to use and develop future Test Drive titles from Atari including the Test Drive Unlimited brand".

Dspdspes2079d ago

Whoa! Have'nt played one of those since my old IBM with CGA monochrome monitor....

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New Test Drive Unlimited games in the works, rights now belong to Bigben Interactive

BigBen Interactive has today announced they have acquired the rights to use and develop future Test Drive titles from Atari.

BigBen Interactive has also confrimed they have a project to develop new titles from the Test Drive Unlimted series.

Liqu1d2737d ago

Nice. Loved TDU 1 and 2, hopefully they do a good job.

Bk2Xxclusive2737d ago

I loved part 1 that had simulate racing physics and handling. Part 2 just fucked it up for me with its arcade style handling. This is the only game that can compete against FH3 if they bring back the physic style handling.

Veneno2737d ago

Most of the additions to TDU2 were not great but it did not ruin the game for me. This new one needs to have more than just Euro cars if it really wants to compete.

quent2737d ago

Have never heard of this developer, still exciting news though, loved both previous games.

Veneno2737d ago

So happy to hear this news. My favorite racing series is back!!! Now Motorstorm needs to come back.

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The 10 Biggest Open World Games of All Time

8CN: When it comes to game worlds, bigger isn't always better, but that doesn't make these 10 titles any less impressive.

Perjoss3502d ago

Test Drive Unlimited was awesome, the driving mechanics were pretty poor but the island was fantastic and felt huge. I regularly would race around the outside edge of the map in a loop, each lap would take about an hour in real time.