Test Drive Unlimited 2 racing engine is all new

So I’m pretty sure that developers just make racing games so they can test drive and sit around in rare, expensive cars they could probably never afford. At least the guys at Eden Games, the developers of the upcoming Test Drive Unlimited 2, are fortunate enough to do so.

But it’s not as if they’re just hanging out around fancy cars, they’ve actually put in a bit of work. As detailed in this latest developer diary (where they actually do get to sit around in fancy cars), Eden’s devs say they scrapped its racing engine from Test Drive Unlimited, starting over from scratch for the sequel.

The goal, they say, is to find that balance between simulation and arcade handling. Everything is based on real physics, however, so don’t check your driving chops at the door when the game ships on February 8.

Nick Chester