X360 Monday, October 10, 2005 | 8:42 AM

X05: Test Drive Unlimited video

X05: Test Drive Unlimited video

Even with all the bugs (the game is still months from the release) Test Drive Unlimited really impressed me at X05. Not that it looks really incredible, but this is finally a new type of racing game ! One could call it a MMO-racing game, where thousands all race on the same island of Oahu. Each player can create his own character, and then buy a car, a house and can get the latest trendy clothes at a shop. Money allows you to buy new cars, but you'll also need to get a bigger house to be able to park them all. The game itself allows you to defy anyone by simply flashing your headlights, and then creating the type of game you want. You can for example choose to go from one point of the island to another, and let the players create their own way to there, by using the roads or going straight through the fields if they want to. If done right this could be a lot of fun, and I'll try to follow this game's development as well as possible. Stay tuned !


X05: Presentation montage (no sound)
Download: AVI
X05: Presentation montage (no sound)
Download: AVI

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Commented on 2005-10-10 09:15:58
Sounds like a Genre-Breaker!

Can't wait.
Commented on 2005-10-10 09:16:19
It's a great set of ideas that could be cool if they work.

One thing they MUST sort out is the terrible in car view, after PGR3 it looks weak.
Commented on 2005-10-10 09:20:51
Yer the idea sounds really good :D
but i agree the in car view doesnt look no were as good as PGR3!
Commented on 2005-10-10 09:24:03
u shouldn't compare the graphics.....this is like a mmo thingi, much much bigger so the graphics have to be worse....PGR3 is a controlled environment
Commented on 2005-10-10 09:26:42 In reply to monkey1988
Posted by monkey1988
u shouldn't compare the graphics.....this is like a mmo thingi, much much bigger so the graphics have to be worse....PGR3 is a controlled environment
I'm not talking about the graphics, I'm talking about the rigid stiff-necked driver that we are borrowing the eyes from. There should be that element of dynamic movement based on the car.
Commented on 2005-10-10 09:40:51
This looks great, graphics look great and the gameplay ideas they have sound interesting. I see nothing wrong with the incar view either, if they do eventually add the screen shake/movement like PGR3 I hope they have a way to disable it, i can see that getting annoying after awhile.
Commented on 2005-10-10 10:09:44
is there no sound in this one either or am i missing a codec?
Commented on 2005-10-10 10:12:09 In reply to Caphes
Posted by Caphes
is there no sound in this one either or am i missing a codec?
No sound indeed
Commented on 2005-10-10 10:21:31
This is a very strange concept, I'm interested, if not just to see how it will work.
Commented on 2005-10-10 10:40:26
Wow... I think that looks amazing. I love this kinda thing...

Okay, I am annoying - any weather effects? Rain? Snow?

Night modes?
Commented on 2005-10-10 10:45:16 In reply to fatsausage
Posted by fatsausage
Wow... I think that looks amazing. I love this kinda thing...

Okay, I am annoying - any weather effects? Rain? Snow?

Night modes?
No night mode because if would have required to make new textures for everything in the game. But there is a daylight cycle.
I did not ask about weather effects, sorry.
Commented on 2005-10-10 11:02:30
This looks really interesting.
This is what I miss in most car games, the liberty to just drive around, make money and buy new cars (and all that in a damn good-looking landscape). The only other game that has delivered something close to this would be the GTA series, IMO
Commented on 2005-10-10 11:31:42 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
No night mode because if would have required to make new textures for everything in the game. But there is a daylight cycle.
I did not ask about weather effects, sorry.
A GTA style racing game with no night time... ok
Commented on 2005-10-10 12:26:36
The Concept of this Game is absolutley Amazing. I think this could be hell of a lot fun.
Commented on 2005-10-10 13:39:54
It does look and sound amazing in graphics and concept, doesnt the in car view look like the drivers hands are tiny when compared to the huge steering wheel?
Commented on 2005-10-10 14:53:22
haha i enjoyed that video, its cool how you can go into Ecko and buy clothes haha, i really hope you can be a guy tho
Commented on 2005-10-10 16:04:29
1 question, do the cars get damaged?
Commented on 2005-10-10 16:50:00
In this next gen I hope we get rain/snow effect, night and day effects, damage effects combined with online play. Oh by the way, does PGR3 has any weather such as rain and snow or night or day?
Commented on 2005-10-10 17:24:18
No weather effects in PGR3.
Commented on 2005-10-10 17:45:25
oh man, I love this game already.
I hope they fix the pop-in and severe LOD stuff going one though.
Commented on 2005-10-10 20:54:41
No weather effect? How next-gen is that? Hrmm...I wanna see how those wiper operates, kinda like the one you see in Rally Sports Challenge. Also the headlights, high beam low beam. I wanna be able to high beam someone when I'm drafting them at night, LOL.
Commented on 2005-10-10 21:12:41
I find it amusing that the same lady in the Ecko shop was the one attending the realtor establishment......

Even tough its in early stages of development it has a great sense of speed going on
Commented on 2005-10-11 00:03:54
window goes up, window goes down, heeheehee, gettin this just for that.
Commented on 2005-10-11 00:27:53
PGR3 looks great, but I am honestly tired of that type of game. I rented Forza two weeks ago and was bored in two hours. This game is very exciting. I hope they have mountain racing.
Commented on 2005-10-11 17:33:04
The way the cars ride in this game... damn it's like you're sitting right in it. But the enviroments look kinda boring. The shop idea is nice, let's hope it's going to be busy on Live, and exciting times are coming
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