NEW YORK, March 16: Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that the world's first console massively open online racing game, Test Drive®: Unlimited, will launch for the Windows platform in Fall 2006. Test Drive Unlimited for Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is on schedule for a Summer 2006 release. Developed by Eden Games and packed with over 100 vehicles, one thousand plus miles of open roads and a host of online options, Test Drive: Unlimited is M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing -- the ultimate online automotive gaming experience for Xbox 360 and PC gamers.
The action in Test Drive: Unlimited takes place on the open roads spanning the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Boasting huge online content, racers around the world can challenge others to join them in the virtual paradise of the game's persistent online racing world. Players will engage in online challenges, and build communities by creating or joining exclusive members clubs to talk, trade cars, and race with other like-minded and similarly-skilled drivers in one of the most comprehensive online racing experiences to date.
"In bringing Test Drive: Unlimited to PC we are giving an established online audience an opportunity to take part in this remarkable online driving experience," said Stephen Baer, senior product manager, Atari, Inc. "The Windows version of Test Drive: Unlimited will boast the same credentials and gameplay as the Xbox 360 version, and will make for an incredible PC title."
With all the vehicles painstakingly rendered to reflect their real-world counterparts inside and out, players will fill their garages with some of the most sophisticated and fastest licensed vehicles in the world from over 25 top manufacturers to suit their individual tastes.
For more information, screens and trailers please visit www.atari.com/testdriveunlimited.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard- core, genre-defining franchises such as DRIVERTM, The MatrixTM (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo), StuntmanTM and Test Drive®; and mass- market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's CluesTM and Dora the ExplorerTM, and Dragon Ball Z®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR- 0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
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