NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Eden Games, developers of the award-winning Test Drive Unlimited, announced today that the highly-buzzed about videogame Test Drive Unlimited 2 has begun registration for its closed beta phase. Leading up to the September 21, 2010 launch of the title, Eden Games will be recruiting a team of dedicated beta testers to provide feedback to help make Test Drive Unlimited 2 the ultimate Massively Open Online Racing (M.O.O.R.™) experience.
The beta testers will be selected from a pool of applicants and will be chosen based on their knowledge of the genre, passion for videogames, and the ability to effectively test the evolving "beta" stage software in use. To apply for and participate in the Test Drive Unlimited 2 Closed Beta for Windows PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, please visit: www.testdriveunlimited2.com/beta.
"Test Drive Unlimited 2 is expanding on the worldwide success of Test Drive Unlimited and we're thrilled to be giving racing fanatics another chance to play full throttle in this stunning M.O.O.R. videogame," said Vince Farquharson, Executive Producer, Atari. "At this point in the title's development we are looking for opinions, feedback and rigorous road testing from our beta testers to help us optimize the performance, handling, and the final feel of the game. These beta testers will be among the first players on earth to experience Test Drive Unlimited 2, and their views will help make this title an even bigger success."
Test Drive Unlimited 2 transforms the driving genre, adding the persistency, progression and customization of the latest connected console multiplayer games to the 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. The challenge comes to life with refinement and balance of the core Test Drive driving experience. All-new race types, vehicle classes, environmental challenges, locations and much more push this epic franchise to new levels of performance.
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About Eden Games
The second largest game development studio in France, Eden Games has achieved international recognition through the creation of games including V-Rally 1, 2 and 3, Need For Speed: Porsche, Kya: Dark Lineage, Titeuf, Test Drive Unlimited and Alone in the Dark. Base in Lyon, France, Eden Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atari SA. For more information, please visit www.edengames.com.