If they took a peak over the Atari wall, they also might have learned something. Like how NOT to do things.
As some talented TDU1 team members are hanging out over there and the Driving Game is more or less "confirmed", i'm really looking forward to what they will release.
Only part that worries me a it is that UbiSoft can also pull the server plug after a way too short period, like all big developers do. One of the rare things Atari did right.
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Thread: Test Drive Unlimited 3 (TDU3)
22/03/13, 07:40 AM Location: Amsterdam | Posts: 164 | #181
22/03/13, 08:29 AM Location: Melbourne, Australia | Posts: 11,310 | #182
23/03/13, 07:28 AM Location: Amsterdam | Posts: 164 | #183
It is actually not that bad at all. Small track selection, but very nicely done cars combined with good driving physics and sounds.
If SMS gets involved in an open world racer, it would surely be a drivers game. TDU3 or not.
04/04/13, 12:35 PM Location: Scotland, UK | Posts: 14,877 | #184
04/04/13, 13:18 PM Location: Jönköping, Sweden | Posts: 6,332 | #185
Seems strange that it's supposedly going to be shown this summer already, but I can only hope it's at least somewhat true.
04/04/13, 13:59 PM Location: Near a place called 'Pont des Arts' | Posts: 1,679 | #186
04/04/13, 14:01 PM Location: Scotland, UK | Posts: 14,877 | #187
05/04/13, 07:36 AM Location: Amsterdam | Posts: 164 | #188
It won't be TDU3 as the TDU franchise is used for something else...
Atari secured a USD 5m 5% debtor-in-possession financing from Alden Global Distressed Opportunities Master Fund, and its only secured debt on record is a EUR 21m secured claim against Atari SA, which Alden later assumed. The credit facility is backed by a security interest in the Test Drive Unlimited franchise, but otherwise all other gaming assets are unencumbered.
And UbiSoft didn't acquire the rights to the TDU franchise (yet?)
I'm really looking forward to the IvoryTower game though, as all key ingredients are there to make something good
05/04/13, 12:46 PM Location: Scotland, UK | Posts: 14,877 | #189
Well the TEST DRIVE IP and TDU franchise are secured for that company but that doesn't mean they couldn't sell it if the right bid was made for it, as what's this company going to do with it if not make another game under the name? Then again maybe they do realise the value of the series and will create another game under it's banner.
08/04/13, 14:40 PM Location: USA | Posts: 26 | #190