After a nine-year hiatus, Test Drive Unlimited looks to finally be making a return with an announcement at tonights Nacon Connect. The official Test Drive Twitter account teased the announcement with a twelve-second clip. A new game was quietly confirmed to be in the works back in March in a Venture Beat interview with Nacon’s head of publishing Benoit Clerc. The title is being developed by French studio Kylotonn known for working on the WRC series.
— Test Drive (@testdrive) July 3, 2020
Nacon purchased the rights to the Test Drive IP back in 2016 from Atari. This will be the first game under that new partnership. The Test Drive series was seen by many as before its time with some of your favourite racing games from today such as the Forza Horizon series using much of the features that were in the Atari classic.
In the second game, players would customise their characters, cars and even be able to buy their own homes. Despite this being standard in games now, back in 2011, this was seen as revolutionary.
Nacon Connect will be broadcasted today (7th July) at 6 PM BST/10 AM PT/1 PM ET.
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