February 08, 2011
October 11, 2011 (EU, US)
|Delisting:||April 18, 2018 - Steam|
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Test Drive Unlimited 2 homepage [Archive]
Test Drive Unlimited 2 was delisted from Steam on April 18th, 2018. There are numerous possible causes behind the game’s removal aside from the usual expired licensing of real world automobiles, brands, and music featured in the game. There is the dissolution of developer Eden Studios, the change in management and direction of Atari, the Steam version’s long-running performance problems, and even the sale of the Test Drive Unlimited name to BigBen Interactive in 2016.
The most likely cause seems to be Atari, who still owns the rights to Test Drive Unlimited 2 but gave up supporting the title in 2018. After the game’s delisting the online services remained active until early November. On November 5th, the TDU Team announced that online multiplayer and the in-game casino would be unavailable by the end of the week:
Dear TDU2 Fans,
The last 7+ years have been amazing thanks to your full throttle support, and we’d like to thank you all for being part of the Test Drive Unlimited 2 community.
This week, online services for Test Drive Unlimited 2 will shut down globally. The game will still be playable offline with local play and still available in your Steam library for download, so fans can still keep racing, but features including online head-to-head race matching and the TDU2 Casino will no longer be available.
Thank you for all of the great memories, and see you around the next turn.
The Test Drive Unlimited Team
About the Game
“Test Drive Unlimited 2 transforms the driving genre, adding the persistency, progression and customization of the latest multiplayer games to the auto racing experience.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 blends single player and multiplayer experiences seamlessly, creating a dynamic world of evolving content and challenges. Players define their online persona through unparalleled customization of their avatars and vehicles, and the acquisition of property, clothing and other accoutrements of a luxurious international lifestyle. All-new race types, vehicle classes, environmental challenges, locations and much more push this epic franchise to new levels of performance.
Chase glory from behind the wheel of the most exclusive performance cars and take the race online to challenge rivals around the world. Customize your life as you tear through the streets and kick up dust off – road on the sun – kissed islands of Ibiza and Hawaii.“
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