Test Drive Unlimited 2 shifts to Q1 2011

Atari pushes back online racer's release; extra time to be used polishing console multiplayer; new beta date to be announced.

After a four-year hiatus, Atari made the surprise announcement in March that it would finally be delivering the long-awaited sequel to 2006's open-world racer Test Drive Unlimited by September this year.

You'll have to wait a bit longer before you can take this baby for a spin.

Now, the publisher has revealed that it will be delaying the release of Test Drive Unlimited 2 to Q1 2011. The move was done to provide developer Eden Games more time to polish the game's connected console multiplayer experience.

Eden Games studio manager David Nadal said the extra time will also allow his team to take into account consumer feedback. The game's beta has also been pushed back to coincide with the new release schedule and will be confirmed by Atari in the coming weeks.

As consolation, the publisher announced it will reward gamers already signed up to the beta with an as-yet-unannounced exclusive in-game item.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 will see players racing in locations that include the Spanish party hotspot Ibiza and the paradise island of Oahu from the original title. In addition to new vehicles, race types, and a revamped single-player mode that can be played online or off, the game will give players the chance to build and grow in-game clubs composed of friend networks.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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nasaboy0307
nasaboy0307

I was almost mad they delayed it but then i renembered that i have Fallout New Vegas right now still plagued with bugs. maybe Obsidian Entertainment shoulda have delayed their game to polish it.

tankbrain
tankbrain

Pfffft!!! I was going to play this till GT5 came out, oh well, probably won't ever be buying this title now...... shame cause I loved the first one....

LosFastidios91
LosFastidios91

Come on! I'd rather wait another half year than having a crappy piece of beta-sh*t on my PC! Guys, you all KNOW it's worth the waiting ^^

mietha
mietha

This sucks. Other than Rock Band 3, this was the game I was most looking forward to for the rest of the year...

lobotomies4free
lobotomies4free

so if we don't play halo, call of duty, or Gran Turismo, we're out of luck this fall. I guess Enslaved could be good for a rental...

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

Damn, my wishlist for the rest of this year keeps getting smaller and smaller every week. Only games left besides FIFA 11 that left on my list is F1 2010 and Fallout: New Vegas.

The_M0rt
The_M0rt

Ahhh! I'm going to think positive, and pretend they're backing it up to January 1st...

ashmiester
ashmiester

i think this is great the first tdu mutiplayer was awfull could never connect to mates so thumbs up from me as hopefully this will be greatly improved lets at least have a game that works from day 1

thrice00
thrice00

I will need to dust-off my G25 and install back shift coz i can't wait till 2011.

thrice00
thrice00

1 GT5 is only PS3 ........ 2 2 game totally different. 3 I prefer TDU 4...... 5A Matter of Taste. 2 Great game

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

GT5 will be out in less than 3 months. That's all you guys (and girls) need to know.

MafiaBroad82
MafiaBroad82

Anyone know where I can find an updated car list for this game?

netin2005
netin2005

Test Drive Unlimited 2 is going to make Gran Turismo 5 look like mysims racing.

XanderZane
XanderZane

It figures. I still have enough to play for the rest of this year anyways. So no harm done for me. Can't wait for this game though.

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Seriously, these constant delays got old in 2009. 2009 and 2010 are different for a reason. Destroy all fun.

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

So hows 2010 going as far as being any different from 2009 so far? Not good you say? I didn't expect any less.

ise1880
ise1880

Damn but after 2011, GT5 will be out, or is that getting delayed again too?

Siimgames
Siimgames

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Blaze_Hrimfaxi
Blaze_Hrimfaxi

Great, now what the hell am I gonna do to keep my mind off winter? *sigh*

Radium217
Radium217

This is why I hate Call of Duty, screw you Bobby Kotick. Yeah, I said it. Now all you COD fanboys can have at me. Well, at least it will be more awesome than it already is.

sonicmask
sonicmask

every game is being pushed back cause of call of duty.. 20million in the first week... think about it!!!

theslimdavylp
theslimdavylp

Just get it done right, that's all that matters

Buzduganjr
Buzduganjr

Is only about marketing guy's ;) September till November all the greatest game come out like Halo and Fabel on Xbox and GT5 on PS3 :)

frankj22
frankj22

It's better to wait few month than getting a Test drive Unlimited 2 Prologue.

Evenios
Evenios

ugh i think they were doing just fine with a game. i wish game companies would stick to a deadline and keep it unless a game has major problems which it looks like this one doesnt....hate it when they annouce when a game is coming out only to delay it like ONE month before its supposed to come out........oh well... more time to polish it. the car controlls didnt feel as smooth as they could be in the first one so hopefully they can work on that.

metalkid9
metalkid9

almost all games are delayed for marketing reasons. The people whom they pay to market the game to gain maximum profit. This also gives the devs for more polishing time as well.

metalkid9
metalkid9

@ CTR360, marketing reasons. Great move though

sither03
sither03

why are you all complaining about the game being delayed?? Yeah it kinda sucks, but what do you want...A half finished game??? I think I would rather have a fully finished, fully polished game!

icyseanfitz
icyseanfitz

god damn it :( will they add in the bikes now that they have so much time??

Hiiro05
Hiiro05

I won't complain if they put more cars in the game... I'll wait till 2011 if they do! if & only if they do

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

Come on, just delay it until the holiday

noxyman24
noxyman24

A delay is the last thing we want. If they dont bring it out by March 2011, they can shove the game up their arse!!

CTR360
CTR360

delayed for what the game its ready

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

why get our hopes up and then just pull us down sooooooo much, cant wait times 2 now!!!!!!

poseidion
poseidion

I'm not mad because it was delayed, i'm incredibly mad because they waited till 40 days from release date to do it. And now to finish this they will give an exclusive item (i'm specullating it's a car) that very few will have, as if they were the only ones suffering this. To Eden: I know you guys must be working day and night to try and finish the game on time but 60 days should have been the least to push release date. This is disrespectful. I was going to buy the game 5 times to have the DLCs from different stores but you just lost 4 sales cuz i'm spending the money in other games.

Tzunoy
Tzunoy

When this baby comes out it wiill blow minds

fongy1
fongy1

Got to say it makes sense... I think it was scheduled to be virtually the same date as the new NFS game... I wanted this for Xmas - but y'know - with DC Online, Reach, Move, etc. I'll be more than occupied!

The_Capitalist
The_Capitalist

So many games are being pushed back to next year! Astounding.

CaptinJohnny
CaptinJohnny

how many games this year have been pushed back? This is BS!

01-cannon-mpc
01-cannon-mpc

@RydaR32 Not realy. The reason thay are doing this might be because there are to many other heavy waight titles relesing this fall. Starcraft 2 is out, diablo 3 i dont know when, fall i gues? and Halo: Reach is coming out next mounth. And thats just a few. There are probebly more coming out that i dont know of. But as thay sed. This extra time can be used to make the game beter. Besids there are to many other games coming out so we gamers might be ocupied with them. But i have to admit im disapointed that it got delayed.

alastairf
alastairf

stop comparing gt5 to test drive. Gt5 is a simulator, something which test drive is not trying to achieve

Liam_Eibach
Liam_Eibach

I would much prefer them to spend more time if needed to make a great game. As far as GT5 goes, no worries because a lot of the players are split anywase. Some prefer GT5 types of racers, (not me) and others prefer the TDU types.

RydaR32
RydaR32

Bad idea now GT5'S gonna come out and then TDU2 will come out n look rubbish.Should of come out first.

berto64
berto64

well what e do about it i liked the first one and im ready for the second one as well but it better be in february when it released