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Test Drive Unlimited studio Eden Games is headed to the scrap yard. Studio owner Atari has announced that the Lyon, France-based development shop is now labeled as "discontinued operations," with the publisher beginning to sell off investments related to the studio.

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Atari just entered my Black List...

I own TDU2 great game, and was a beta tester, and they took our input seriously, the game wasn't perfect, but was really fun and massive, I get a nostalgic feeling when I remember the cruising around the islands, I still play it now and then its pains to think there won't be a TDU3, also I think Atari had a golden goose in their hand and kill it, if Eden Games had make TDU2 an F2P MMO Racing game, they would be making alot of money, look at Need For Speed World 2 million players and its making tons of money, I also own it, yet I like TDU2 more, because its a more mature game in comparison, also TDU2 had allot of customization option, only think I never like it was the sticker system.
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I hate to see developers go. I want as much diversity in the game market as possible.
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I've never played TDU or TDU2, but I'd heard great things about them. I told myself I would buy TDU3 when it came out. Guess I'll be saving $60...
Its a shame Atari shut them down frown.gif
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It seems a lot of large studios have been shutting down lately.

Then again it also seems like there has been a rise in the amount of indie developers.
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Oh man this sucks.. I love TDU. The bikes in that game are the most realistic sounding/performing I've ever come across in a game before.
    
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It seems a lot of large studios have been shutting down lately.
Then again it also seems like there has been a rise in the amount of indie developers.

Well thats because big publishers are cutting on investing in new lps, and betting on what they already have, I call that milking, they call it trimming the fat, the side effect is that allot of these unemployed developers end up going Indie, and to be fairly honest, right now Indie games have more quality games then the big publishers.
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I hate to see developers go. I want as much diversity in the game market as possible.


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Aww, actually just got out of a drive in TD2. With a G27 the game is so much fun, just feels awesome to cruise down streets in some production cars.
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Aww, actually just got out of a drive in TD2. With a G27 the game is so much fun, just feels awesome to cruise down streets in some production cars.

I agree I use a Driving GT, and the game feels pretty awesome with it.
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