New Test Drive demo on Marketplace now!

TankTopLover

Well-known Member
http://forums.eu.atari.com/showthread.php?t=40899

:clap:

ATARI ANNOUNCES SECOND TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED DEMO
- Road Test Racing Reinvented with New Demo Coming to Xbox Live Marketplace -

LYON, FRANCE – 23 August 2006 – Atari today announced the forthcoming launch of a new Test Drive Unlimited playable demo for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, via Xbox Live® Marketplace. Developed by Eden Games, Test Drive Unlimited has already excited gamers with its massive array of single player challenges and diverse online multiplayer delights. The new demo will be released Thursday August 24th 2006 featuring stunning new vehicles, new challenges, longer play time and a host of other enhancements to give gamers a tantalising taste of racing reinvented. Test Drive Unlimited is scheduled for release across Europe September 8th 2006.

The first Test Drive Unlimited playable demo, released during E3 2006 as part of Microsoft's initiative to bring gamers closer to the event, was downloaded close to 200,000 times from Xbox Live Marketplace in one short week, bringing the demo in third place overall amongst all downloads during the period. Feedback from the global gaming community proved vital in giving Eden Games a clear direction to improve the quality of the final game and deliver the incredible experience Test Drive Unlimited now offers.

With the new demo allowing up to one hour of play in a 60km² area of the graphically polished and geographically accurate Hawaiian island of Oahu, players will have time to discover a stunning new house, three delicious new super cars – the Ferrari F430, Ford Mustang GT and AC Cobra – and one brutally powerful motorbike, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Players can choose to accept one of the four new offline challenges, take on either of the two new online challenges with up to eight players racing simultaneously, launch instant challenges against anyone they encounter on the road, or just burn gallons of virtual gasoline tearing around the lush tropical roads in free ride. Other enhancements include tighter handling, snappy gear changes, customizable speed blur effects, optional in-car camera vibrations, improved lag allowing eight player online races, fully operational vsync, an incredible level of overall graphical polish, and much more. “We know Xbox Live gamers in Europe are eagerly anticipating their next taste of Test Drive Unlimited,” said Richard Teversham, Platform & Marketing E&D EMEA, Microsoft. “Test Drive Unlimited gives gamers and their friends an innovative combination of driving skills, connected gaming where ever you are, and unbeatable graphics that harness the power of Xbox 360. This exclusive game is a great addition to the Xbox 360 portfolio.”
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While the new demo gives a good flavour of what to expect from Test Drive Unlimited, it barely scratches the surface of the final game which offers over 1000 miles of roads, 90 of the world's most exclusive super cars and bikes, and unlimited online challenges. Test Drive Unlimited is racing reinvented.

Test Drive Unlimited is scheduled for release across Europe September 8th 2006 and the new demo is available via Xbox Live Marketplace from August 24th 2006. For more information visit www.testdriveunlimited.com.

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See you in Oahu!!!!
 

Paulleahey

Active Member
Cheers for the info (can't get into any 360 stuff thanks to work's firewall!)

Hopefully the new demo will be better than the last one! Gotta love Marketplace though for the "try before you buy" ability!
 

Cowden_harley

Well-known Member
woooh ooo that means that the pes6 demo is looking more and more likely.
 

RidleyDeckard

Well-known Member
It's turning into rather a good week :thumbsup: now if I could just get home to download Poker ;)
 

rio1981

Well-known Member
I wonder how much this game has come on since the last demo - because this was one that really disappointed me when the demo came out.

I'm guessing with only a few weeks away we're going to be looking at something approaching - if not - final build?
 

David_78

Novice Member
YES! :)

can't wait for this. Is it likely to be available, from like 12:01AM tonight then?

and we get the NINJA!!:eek: heaven...can't wait to try that out. I feel like an excited kid again.
 

LinkinRuss

Standard Member
This is good news, since i really wasn't impressed with the demo which was released a month back. Hopefully this will get me to pre-order
 

RidleyDeckard

Well-known Member
rio1981 said:
I wonder how much this game has come on since the last demo - because this was one that really disappointed me when the demo came out.

I'm guessing with only a few weeks away we're going to be looking at something approaching - if not - final build?
They'd be pretty stupid not to get it right this time, 1 crap demo is forgivable if the 2nd one's OK, but no one will be interested at all if they get the second demo wrong!
 

TankTopLover

Well-known Member
By the way,for anyone interested,the game went GOLD* today,so now just the printing of the disks to do!

*GOLD = Microsoft have passed the game and it all set to printed.
 

Batch

Novice Member
Great! Thanks
 

Bilbob

Well-known Member
lol! i've just started 2-3 weeks off sick after a leg op.... Nice timing it appears!
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
Yep - really looking forward to this one, had this game pre-ordered since the last demo, which I thought was great! If they've tightened the handling up then it should be superb!
 

TankTopLover

Well-known Member
I am so excited for this one! I hope it is released at 9am so it is ready for when i get home from work,only thing is,i shall have to talk my gf through the process of downloading 2 demos on xbox live.:rolleyes:

Oh and CAS i shall see you in oahu!
 

Doublehard

Novice Member
I'm looking forward to this one, I hope they've done a good job in creating oahu as I'm going there in a couple of weeks on holiday so it would be nice to get an idea of the layout (even if it only a small area on the demo).
 

Batch

Novice Member
No, Anyone know what time the demo is likely to be released?
 

dodger747

Novice Member
Arcade games are normally released at 8am GMT and demos range quite widely...

Not of much use to you though:smashin:
 

Batch

Novice Member
It's up! 738mb
 

Batch

Novice Member
crunchman said:
A nice present to go with my GCSE results :D
Have you received them yet?
 

crunchman

Novice Member
Batch said:
Have you received them yet?
yup

1 A IT
2 B
6 C
2 D Welsh lit and geog

:thumbsup:

Well chuffed as I walked in thinking I'd failed them all.
 

Batch

Novice Member
Nice one crunchman, Congrats! :arty:




damn this is downloading slowly i'm at 40% after 30mins.
 

SportiveUK

Novice Member
Batch said:
It's up! 738mb
And very sloooow to download. It's been going 30 minutes and I have only got 54%. :boring:
 

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