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Test Drive Unlimited 2 to get free DLC

Test Drive Unlimited 2 to get free DLC

Atari will release a new batch of free DLC for Test Drive Unlimited 2 to apologise for the bugs.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 will get a new batch of free DLC as an apology for the on-going problems with the full game, Atari and developer Eden have announced.

A new patch is now also being rolled out for Test Drive Unlimited 2, correcting issues such as saved game corruption and online stability, supposedly.

In an open letter to the TDU2 community, Atari and Eden have announced that it will make the new 'Exploration Pack' free for all users as a way to say sorry. The pack contains the Lancia Stratos version Rallye and 1969 Dodge Charger cars.

'Thank you for your continued support and feedback,' says the message, via Shacknews.

'Our community has been amazing and helped us quickly identify a number of issues, which we have made significant progress in addressing in the upcoming patches.'

You can check out our scathing review of Test Drive Unlimited 2 for more information on the game, or just let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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B1GBUD 24th February 2011, 13:23 Quote
Maybe they should have made the whole bloody game free.... that would have been better.

I still have the the original TDU and that is far from stable. Online was hit and miss, because of the matching system it was almost impossible to be on the same server as your friends.
greigaitken 24th February 2011, 14:02 Quote
I wouldnt mind any of those issues much if they had good driving physics.
oh well, guess i'll have to stick with micro machines for now.
FelixTech 24th February 2011, 14:08 Quote
Is this the result of the Spin-machine? I could have sworn free DLC used to be called a patch...
Yslen 24th February 2011, 15:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by FelixTech
Is this the result of the Spin-machine? I could have sworn free DLC used to be called a patch...

It was going to be paid-for DLC, now it's not, that's the difference.

I'm actually really enjoying this game. The servers are up all the time and I can always connect. I can see and race other players with no problems. The driving is great if you put it into hardcore mode and tweak the sensitivity/deadzone settings. It's not super-realistic, but it feels dynamic and involving, as well as being fairly challenging at times. Oh, don't forget to turn force feedback right up as well.

Granted, the voice acting is terrible and the story is pointless, but they're just fluff on top of the actual game, which IS a lot of fun, especially if you're playing with friends.

Good on Eden for listening to the community and addressing all the issues as fast as they can. I imagine there's a massive pack of cars coming for this game just like in the first one...
Hustler 24th February 2011, 17:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yslen
[QUOTE=FelixTech I imagine there's a massive pack of cars coming for this game just like in the first one...

What, you mean the sort of stuff you used to get for free in a patch....
V3ctor 24th February 2011, 17:18 Quote
I only started playing online 2 days ago... I had it for a week, had to play offline, the stupid savedgame got corrupted... Contacted Atari, that didn't solve anything... I solved thngs using the Steam Forums and their own TDU2 Forums.

The game HAD potencial, but I lost my interest in it, I'll wait a month before I play it again, it reallt demotivated me to play it...
Yslen 24th February 2011, 18:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
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Originally Posted by Yslen
[QUOTE=FelixTech I imagine there's a massive pack of cars coming for this game just like in the first one...

What, you mean the sort of stuff you used to get for free in a patch....

The car pack for the first game totalled 45 cars. I've never known a patch add that much content.

To be honest I've no idea what everyone seems to have against this game. It had a few bugs at launch but now, ten days later, they're mostly gone. There's a lot to like here.
chris66 24th February 2011, 18:26 Quote
Did they not used to be referred to as 'patches'?.......
DragunovHUN 24th February 2011, 19:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler


What, you mean the sort of stuff you used to get for free in a patch....

I think nostalgie clouds your memory. Yes, patches did occasionally add some new content, but not more often than today. As a matter of fact, i think free content updates might be more common today than earlier. The way i see it, DLC replaces Expansion Packs.
PQuiff 25th February 2011, 11:01 Quote
Not to look a free gift horse int he mouth....but.

2 Cars, 2 measly cars. And pretty duff ones at that. If they gave us motorbikes that might make up for the epic problems ive been having.

pfff...
Jamie 28th February 2011, 10:56 Quote
Shame Treyarch aren't doing this for all the disgruntled Black Ops players!
iworld 28th February 2011, 11:34 Quote
This is not a good game - i would avoid - Need for Speed Shift 2 is the one to go for!
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