At this point, we’ve just about stopped pining and hoping for the release of Gran Turismo 5. We don’t know when it’s going to be and the people at Sony, outside of the team that makes the games, are none the wiser. So we’re moving on with our video gaming lives and looking into another game that’s slowly moving its way in its developmental stage: Test Drive Unlimited 2.
While it’s not the same cut-and-dry, pedal-to-the-metal car racing video game that most of its contemporaries are, Test Drive Unlimited 2 is like The Sims meets Gran Turismo, where, as Atari describes it, "players define their online persona through unparalleled customization of their avatars and vehicles, and the acquisition of property, clothing and other accoutrements of a luxurious international lifestyle".
Nothing wrong there; as a matter of fact, the concept of the video game is like living the lifestyle us auto journalists dream of having in the real world. Fancy cars, top-dollar clothing, lavish homes, and a beefed-up social life all contribute to making TDU2 a game that we should all be looking out for.
And since Gran Turismo 5 is going to be released God-knows-when, Test Drive Unlimited 2 just may be what the doctor ordered to get us out of this vide game funk.