Atari Announces Xbox 360 Title At E3

    May 16, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

A previously unannounced title from the legendary game company will be for Microsoft’s next-generation console.

Though the company that put the 2600 into gamers’ homes decades ago had a lineup of games ready to announce at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, they added on one more title for the heavily hyped Xbox 360 from Microsoft.

The title, Test Drive Unlimited, allows gamers to purchase cars or bikes online and take them for a ride. Some of the 125 licenses Atari picked up for car models include vehicles from Lamborghini, Ducati, Shelby, and Jaguar.

In-game options for upgrading vehicles will be items including rare performance parts coming directly from vendor catalogs. An online environment for creating race clubs and making challenges to other racers will be supported.

The gamemaker touts the realism with which it will be able to render vehicle attributes like console controls. Other titles announced by Atari for various platforms include The Matrix: Path Of Neo, Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach, and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi.

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