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Wax Free Vanilla
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(11-22-2011, 06:38 PM)
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BigBen interactive has announced to be publishing the newest edition of the legendary Test Drive franchise, titled “Test Drive Ferrari”.

Following the two open-world Test Drive Unlimited titles developed by Eden Games, the new title apparently centers around the iconic Italian sports car make.

Little is known about the upcoming title aside from its release date as Test Drive Ferrari will be available to PC, XBox 360 and Playstation 3 owners starting March 30 2012.

And while the Test Drive Unlimited titles weren’t too much to the liking of fans of realistic racing, this may very well be one title to watch for sim racers.



People are saying this is Slightly Mad Studios' Ferrari Project...
Wario64
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(11-22-2011, 06:41 PM)
I actually liked TDU, so I hope this is good.
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Wasn't Test Drive Unlimited 2 supposed to be more sim than TDU1? TDU2 ran bad on my pc, Driver San Francisco runs awesomely.
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(11-22-2011, 06:46 PM)
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Shit! It is by Slightly Mad Studios (CARS, Shift).


From a few months ago: "On the Ferrari game, expect some interesting news very soon."


Definitely looking forward to this game now.
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(11-22-2011, 06:48 PM)
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Loved the open world TDU series. If this is a step back towards simply racing then not interested, Forza covers that genre for me.
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(11-22-2011, 07:02 PM)
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first I've heard of this, but not shocking considering I've never even heard of that publisher.

TDU was truly a great game, but what a shame that TDU2 turned out to be a clusterfuck of bad ideas, horrible servers, and virtually no support after release. I'll never buy another game Atari had even the smalllest involvement in.
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TDU 1: :D

TDU 2: (ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻

TDU Ferrari: ?
AlphaTwo00
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(11-22-2011, 07:34 PM)
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Who the hell is BigBen? Doesn't "Atari" own the TD license?
Jamesways
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(11-22-2011, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by AlphaTwo00

Who the hell is BigBen? Doesn't "Atari" own the TD license?

I think Atari dropped them and the license. I'm sure it's from SMS.

If you're in the states on 360 though, let's hope it's region free. Only releasing for EU at this point.


...The very successful TEST DRIVE license with the new opus called TEST DRIVE: FERRARI – the ultimate driving experience for fans of the Ferrari Brands and the racing games. TEST DRIVE: FERRARI will be the 20th title of this impressive and successful collection. The last episode has reached 1.5 million sell-out worldwide.

Bigben Interactive will release the title in most major European countries besides the United Kingdom on March 30, 2012. It will be available on PS3™/Xbox360™/PC.

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U n i o n 0015
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(11-22-2011, 08:01 PM)
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Cue the T10 haters who said they wouldn't share the Ferrari license with anyone on 360.
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(11-22-2011, 08:03 PM)
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Loved TDU, hated TDU 2, hopefully this one gets the series back on track.
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(11-22-2011, 08:14 PM)
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The Ferraris looked great in Shift, it'll be wonderful to see SMS release a game similar to C.A.R.S., using those graphics assets without any EA influence to crap it up or make it more drifty arcade like.
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(11-22-2011, 08:18 PM)
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Didn't they do a brand-specific Test Drive game during last gen? I remember something like it and I don't think it was that fun...

I wish they'd expand on the open-world feel of TDU while dropping the whole social aspect of it with the casino garbage. I really enjoyed TDU 1 while TDU 2 just didn't do anything for me.
BADNED
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(11-22-2011, 08:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jamesways

I think Atari dropped them and the license. I'm sure it's from SMS.

If you're in the states on 360 though, let's hope it's region free. Only releasing for EU at this point.

TD is still an Atari trademark. Bigben just secured the distribution rights for Europe, NA will be handled by someone else.

Full news will come soon.

A little wip appetiser
http://tinyurl.com/cn2n2oa
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Jamesways
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(11-22-2011, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by BADNED

TD is still an Atari trademark. Bigben just secured the distribution rights for Europe, NA will be handled by someone else.

Full news will come soon.

A little wip appetiser
http://tinyurl.com/cn2n2oa

Oh god please let this be region free! I LOVE SMS!

Thanks for the info on here and on FC BADNED.
Seanspeed
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(11-22-2011, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by BADNED

TD is still an Atari trademark. Bigben just secured the distribution rights for Europe, NA will be handled by someone else.

Full news will come soon.

A little wip appetiser
http://tinyurl.com/cn2n2oa

F2008 at Imola, right?

Hmm. I dont know. I'm a massive Ferrari fan and motorsport nut, but a game consisting solely of Ferrari's isn't as interesting to me. And its been done before.

It'll have to be something seriously special to get me interested.
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(11-22-2011, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by BADNED

TD is still an Atari trademark. Bigben just secured the distribution rights for Europe, NA will be handled by someone else.

Full news will come soon.

A little wip appetiser
http://tinyurl.com/cn2n2oa


Nice.

I hope it still has the classic F1 cars:

Jamesways
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(11-22-2011, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by BADNED

NA will be handled by someone else.

So it's got a chance of release here? That just made my day. Hopefully, better publishing than Blackbean/Milestone. I'd love to get to play this.
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(11-22-2011, 11:14 PM)
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Legendary?
Warm Machine
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(11-22-2011, 11:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by bkfount

first I've heard of this, but not shocking considering I've never even heard of that publisher.

TDU was truly a great game, but what a shame that TDU2 turned out to be a clusterfuck of bad ideas, horrible servers, and virtually no support after release. I'll never buy another game Atari had even the smalllest involvement in.

TDU2 on 360 worked extremely well for me. Only bad part was being in the cities when others were driving around you. That and the awful "story" Visually and driving gameplay wise TDU2 smokes the original.
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(11-23-2011, 01:14 PM)
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Post the video, BADNED.


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BADNED
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(11-23-2011, 01:16 PM)
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Soon, be patient! ;)
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(11-23-2011, 01:18 PM)
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My goodness this news has excited me. I never quite clicked with TDU2 like I did with the original TDU but I love the franchise and I'm rather partial to SMS too.
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(11-23-2011, 01:22 PM)
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Like the TD series, but I've never been a fan of racing games featuring a single manufacturer
DiscoJer
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(11-23-2011, 01:24 PM)
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Hmmm, so the series is returning to its roots, kind of.

Sigh, I miss Accolade. Another great PC company that has bitten the dust. Look at all those great games

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accolad...ame_company%29
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Originally Posted by Wax Free Vanilla

Post the video, BADNED.


I need to know the name of this game!
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(11-23-2011, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wax Free Vanilla

Shit! It is by Slightly Mad Studios (CARS, Shift).


From a few months ago: "On the Ferrari game, expect some interesting news very soon."


Definitely looking forward to this game now.

Yes, the Ferrari cars in Shift 1 looked and played incredibly well (being included as DLC, they seemed to have a much improved handling over the cars in the base game). Together with the great track-selection that SMS always seems to be able to include, I'm really looking forward to this.
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(11-23-2011, 01:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Para bailar La Bomba

I need to know the name of this game!

Test Drive: Ferrari



I think BADNED made the gif from the trailer?
Seanspeed
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(11-23-2011, 01:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wax Free Vanilla

Post the video, BADNED.


.....interested.
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Originally Posted by Wax Free Vanilla

Post the video, BADNED.


So the game is about making Tetris pieces?
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(11-23-2011, 02:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wax Free Vanilla

Test Drive: Ferrari



I think BADNED made the gif from the trailer?

What am I missing.....why can't I find the trailer in this thread?
BoobPhysics101
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(11-23-2011, 02:01 PM)
Slightly Mad Studios?

More than slightly interested. Will buy.
BADNED
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(11-23-2011, 02:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Para bailar La Bomba

What am I missing.....why can't I find the trailer in this thread?

Because there is no trailer atm. ;)

I made that gif as an appetiser from wip footage.
Chiaroscuro
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(11-23-2011, 02:05 PM)
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This name was appeared in online stores databases for months (it was an October supposed released). The name got my attention but if Slightly Mad Studios is involved it will sure be a must buy.
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(11-23-2011, 02:19 PM)
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Edited. Need to learn all the thread before posting...
Last edited by Chiaroscuro; 11-23-2011 at 02:30 PM.
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(11-23-2011, 02:33 PM)
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The only Test Drive I ever really got into was Test Drive 3. I even upgraded my Tandy 1000 EX to a full 640k just to play it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6c_gpNlTt0
markao
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(11-23-2011, 02:49 PM)
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Old Ferrari's, maybe SMS.....enough to get my attention.
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Originally Posted by markao

Old Ferrari's, maybe SMS.....enough to get my attention.

Shit yeah....hopefully this will make up for no new OutRun this gen.


Shift ran pretty well on PCs, did it not?
Varth
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(11-23-2011, 02:52 PM)
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TDU2 was utter garbage, but Slighty Mad made my favourite racer this gen. I'll follow this.
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Originally Posted by Varth

TDU2 was utter garbage, but Slighty Mad made my favourite racer this gen. I'll follow this.

Refresh my memory what the main problems were? Seem to recall the game had launch bugs and a broken economy?
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(11-23-2011, 03:09 PM)
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This definitely sounds like Ferrari Project.
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(11-23-2011, 03:20 PM)
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I never played TDU but loved TDU2. I guess not having a frame of reference from the original game helps. Most of the problems were patched pretty quickly and they added some new content to the game for free (PC version). I've put about 40 hours into it and would like to play some more.
Wax Free Vanilla
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(11-23-2011, 05:38 PM)
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BADNED made another gif:

sixteen-bit
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Originally Posted by Varth

TDU2 was utter garbage, but Slighty Mad made my favourite racer this gen. I'll follow this.

That's a shame to hear. And TDU1's online has been terminated, right?
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I thought TDU2 was a good sounding game. I think the concept was solid and something I'd like to buy. The reason I didn't is because reviews said the cars handled poorly, which is kinda important in a driving game.

Making a Ferrari specific game doesn't interest me much. I think they were on the right track before they just need to make something that plays properly.
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(11-23-2011, 05:47 PM)
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TD has always sucked. need for speed's even more retarded brother, IMO.
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(11-23-2011, 05:51 PM)
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Stunts > Test Drive
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(11-23-2011, 06:04 PM)
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Paging bjork
dubc35
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(11-23-2011, 06:09 PM)
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SMS = will not buy from me. Shift 2 was terrible. I really wanted to like it too.
Jamesways
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(11-23-2011, 06:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by dubc35

SMS = will not buy from me. Shift 2 was terrible. I really wanted to like it too.

Pretty much because of EA. I know for a fact EA had them change up the physics for Shift 1 before release, probably did for Shift 2 as well. They sure had a lot of influence about the trackside details, and the direction they wanted the game to go.

I have faith in SMS, I've been following C.A.R.S. and the reports are that the physics are very solid.

This should be what Shift 1 was going to be without EA stepping in.
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