X360 Sunday, May 7, 2006 | 5:24 PM

E3: Test Drive Unlimited trailer

E3: Test Drive Unlimited trailer

Atari has released an E3 trailer for Test Drive Unlimited, showing some non-HUD in-game races and various garage sequences. A great, great way to hype up the demo release... tomorrow?! Poor Snoopers who won't be able to play the demo which expires on sunday, being away on some stupid trip all week!

E3 trailer
Download: AVI

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Commented on 2006-05-07 17:41:49
Looking excellent but what do you mean it expires on Sunday? Are all E3 demos going to have time limits/expiration dates?
Commented on 2006-05-07 17:43:49
ony this one, since it is online i thought...
Commented on 2006-05-07 17:46:51 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Looking excellent but what do you mean it expires on Sunday? Are all E3 demos going to have time limits/expiration dates?
Nah, but there are various rumours about this. Some says the online servers will go offline on sunday, while others says that the whole demo will be unplayable after that (offline mode too).
The press release says:

The demo will be available to download from 8 May until 14 May 2006 as part of Microsoft’s plans to bring gamers closer to the E3 experience
That wouldn't make any sense though (only put the demo offline and keep the servers up), so I guess the online servers will go offline too. Wouldn't be that fair if I could continue playing the online mode, while others can download it.
Commented on 2006-05-07 17:51:23
why won't snoopers be able to play
Commented on 2006-05-07 17:55:10 In reply to rustykaks
Posted by rustykaks
why won't snoopers be able to play
There's some stupid expo in Los Angeles, I'm sure it's a special porno festival.
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:01:57 In reply to rustykaks
I guess he didn't pack his 360 up or realized he didn't have it after traveling for hours. How is it possible to expire the demo? Don't we have to download it onto our hard drives or will it be one those X day trials that you get over the internet. That would suck. Just imagine this: Update. You only have one more day before your trial demo expires. Hurry up and go purchase TestDrive Unlimited before you miss out on all of the fun. Only $59.99 at participating retailers.
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:04:13 In reply to Manager
Posted by Manager
There's some stupid expo in Los Angeles. I'm sure it's a special porno festival or something that totally fits him.
Manager you can't be serious. The E3 expo is like the biggest videogame showcase on the planet. I since some sarcasm here.
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:05:19
I really hope they just mean you can't download it past e3, cause not being able to play it after the 14th would suck. Manager/Blim, do you guys got any info on what other demos we're getting? i know we're getting Chromehounds, Test drive, moto gp and lost planet. I'm pretty sure the Pdz demo also might get released. We're getting at least one demo a day, so at the very least we are two demos short. (i'm sure there will be more than that anyway) any word on any microsoft games that will be getting demos?
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:06:11
Trailer looks awesome .. :)
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:06:43
I don't know if the multimode will have a free-roam version of the City (the demo is 40 square miles of the island) or if it just will be races. If it's a MMO free roam city, there's no problem for them to just shut down the servers on sunday. If it's just races that we ourselves can create, I guess they can figure out some way to stop it. Setting up something that won't let us play it offline after sunday, well, that's lame.

The press release says:

As a way of letting players find out for themselves what a Massively Open Online Racing game is, the Test Drive Unlimited demo will allow players to set up as many instant challenges as they wish. Players driving along the road can challenge other players to a one-on-one race, define their own start and end points for the race, and power through the lush Hawaiian scenery at break-neck speeds.
So I guess it's free roam, and then they can just shut down the servers whenever they want.
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:09:01 In reply to omegaheat
Posted by omegaheat
Manager you can't be serious. The E3 expo is like the biggest videogame showcase on the planet. I since some sarcasm here.
I did mention E3 myself in the news, didn't I? ;)

I'm going nuts, everyone keep saying Chromehounds demo but I can't find a source for it. Could you link?
And nah, I'm sorry, but I don't know of any other demo. MotoGP 06 is rumoured to be released on the 15th though, so you'll have to wait another week if it's true.
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:11:41
Sorry, i don't have the link. I guess we'll just have to wait. if too human, gears and mass effect get demos then this will be the best e3 ever. however, i don't expect demos from all of them. maybe viva pinata or hopefully gears of war.
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:23:10
snoopers if off to e3!!!

the little bollix!i'd disgrace my pants even at the notion of attending e3

.....whoops! :(
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:34:29
Great Trailer+ great song (Blur)= :)
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:45:03
I hope the only hing that happens after the E3 week is that the demo can't be downloaded anymore. I have been waiting so long for this game.....
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:52:26
It's an MMO they aren't going to let you play it at all after the 14th .. (they don't want people playing the demo and getting bored of the final product)

They are only allowing this demo to test the stability of the servers.
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:53:38
What so great with that from stoping ppl download the demo?

btw the game looks awsome.
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:55:52
Whats up with the phone thing and sitting around in a livingroom ?.....very interesting stuff in this trailer....

But the driving seems a little off if you ask me.....something doesn't feel right. Well se on monday :)

Im guessing they're releasing this limited demo as a beta testing of some sort....
Commented on 2006-05-07 18:57:01
this game is an ABSOLUTE MUST BUY for me! i've been waiting for a game where i can ride an mv augusta and smoke ferraris forever! :D *veryhappy*
Commented on 2006-05-07 19:04:44
Is there an HD version of this movie?
Commented on 2006-05-07 19:13:19
I'll be checking out the demo for sure this coming week.. I'm really curious how this game plays, how you play it with friends online, and how it works as an MMO with thousands of people playing at the same time..
Commented on 2006-05-07 19:23:44
The Framerate looked really low or maybe it was just me
Commented on 2006-05-07 19:47:33
I would say it isnt you, it isnt the trailer, ITS YOUR PC.
Commented on 2006-05-07 20:21:17
This trailer is pretty awesome ;)

You can upconvert this I assume to 720p?

Mild Violence, must be because someone was about to take a plunge off that mountain top towards the end of the video LOL.
Commented on 2006-05-07 20:42:40
So will the full game cost monthly since it's a massive multiplayer online thing, or are they gonna run the servers for free?
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