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Emabulator 04-12-2013 02:56 PM

Test Drive Unlimited Developer Eden Studios Officially Closed
 

Eurogamer is reporting that Eden Studios, developer of Test Drive Unlimited, has officially been closed by Atari.

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The Lyon-based studio was placed into a state of liquidation by local authorities at the end of January 2013, our colleagues at Eurogamer France understand, with judicial agent RB Sabourin appointed as liquidator.

Eden's owner Atari announced in May 2012 that the developer was "in the process of being disposed of", although Eurogamer was subsequently told us that Eden had "not closed" (yet). The studio was being prepared for "divestment", Atari said, suggesting a sale of the business or closure was imminent.

The majority of Eden Games' staff were fired in the summer of 2011, prompting the rest of the studio to go on strike. Some have since banded together at new outfit Blossom Minds.

Eden's final game was Test Drive Unlimited 2, released in 2011.

ElektroDragon 04-13-2013 12:52 AM

Good. The first may have been pretty cool, but the second was just a more of the same, except somehow worse. And their only other game was Alone In The Dark. Blech.

julienb01 04-13-2013 03:13 AM

Their only other game was not Alone in the Dark.. Eden made V-Rally which was one of the best PS1 racing game..

Capt_Thad 04-13-2013 02:55 PM

TDU was great and TDU2 made a few steps forward and a lot of steps in the wrong direction. Do hope that someone else realizes the dream of an open-world multiplayer racer though, where it's as much fun to cruise and collect cars as it is to race them.

Bryyce 04-15-2013 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Capt_Thad (Post 2202756)
TDU was great and TDU2 made a few steps forward and a lot of steps in the wrong direction. Do hope that someone else realizes the dream of an open-world multiplayer racer though, where it's as much fun to cruise and collect cars as it is to race them.

You hit the nail on the head Thad. TDU was amazing and I was sad that TDU2 suffered so many woes during its first few months after launch. This is why I was excited when I saw the PS4's "Drive Club" demonstration. Companies know the need is there, we just might have to wait till Turn-10 or another big name gets their swing at it.


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