Atari have completed the development on Test Drive Unlimited on PC, PS2 and PSP and have confirmed that the title will arrive in stores on March 20th. If you can't wait that long, Atari are offering the game via digital download on Atari.com beginning March 6th.
"This year Atari is placing a major emphasis on leveraging new online capabilities to connect directly with the community," said Chris Bergstresser, Senior Vice President, Atari Online Entertainment."Offering Test Drive Unlimited for the PC to fans for digital download two weeks prior to retail launch, is part of a new online initiative for Atari to nurture our core consumers, open a dialogue and encourage our gamers to join our online community."
Developed by Eden Studios, the team behind the Xbox 360 version, Test Drive Unlimited for PC features 90 cars and bikes from some of the world's most desirable brands including Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, and many more. Requiring no monthly subscription to play, the game takes advantage of cutting-edge PC hardware, allowing it to be played in extremely high resolution that take Test Drive Unlimited's visuals to a new level. Enhancements include TrackIR support, improved effects, steering wheel support and simplified matchmaking.
The open online multiplayer gameplay of Test Drive Unlimited for PS2 system and PSP system is an industry first. With over one thousand miles of diverse open roads, Test Drive Unlimited also delivers a seamless racing experience and a line up of 65 ultra-realistic cars from 30+ exclusive manufacturers including Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Jaguar. Exclusive to the PlayStation 2 system and PSP system versions are the "Quick Race" instant-play mode and â€œMaster Pointsâ€, which can be earned through successful drifting and air time.
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