Evil Avatar  




Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
Halo: Nightfall First...
Last post by Chief Smash
Today 03:43 PM
11 Replies, 805 Views
Weekend Gamer: What are...
Last post by Hatchetforce
Today 03:28 PM
18 Replies, 453 Views
First Fan Photos of New...
Last post by Hatchetforce
Today 03:25 PM
16 Replies, 804 Views
Middle-earth: Shadow of...
Last post by SpectralThundr
Today 02:53 PM
3 Replies, 241 Views
Halo 2: Anniversary...
Last post by ldi222
Today 02:32 PM
3 Replies, 277 Views
Space Station 76 Trailer
Last post by Suicidal ShiZuru
Today 02:26 PM
17 Replies, 1,616 Views
The Destiny Beta is Back...
Last post by Suicidal ShiZuru
Today 01:07 PM
83 Replies, 2,768 Views
Firefly Online Gameplay...
Last post by Major Dan
Today 12:50 PM
2 Replies, 284 Views
» Promotion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
Emabulator
iBlood Donor
 
Emabulator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Garden State
Posts: 17,123
Blog Entries: 50
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.

Quote:
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.
Emabulator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 12:52 AM   #2
ElektroDragon
Panzermensch!
 
ElektroDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 7,773
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.
__________________
Every post I make here would get me banned on NeoGAF.
ElektroDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 03:13 AM   #3
julienb01
Dread Lord
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 110
Their only other game was not Alone in the Dark.. Eden made V-Rally which was one of the best PS1 racing game..
julienb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
Capt_Thad
Do a Barrell Roll
 
Capt_Thad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 4,750
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.
__________________
NNID/GfWL: CaptThad - Raptr - Steam ID
Capt_Thad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 12:49 AM   #5
Bryyce
Death Knight
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt_Thad View Post
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.
Bryyce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
atari, eden studios

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:01 PM.