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Test Drive Unlimited 2: 100 Per Cent Road Accurate

Developer Eden Games has claimed that Test Drive Unlimited 2’s version of Ibiza is 100 per cent road accurate.
Senior producer Nour Polloni told CVG that the game’s virtual incarnation of Ibiza is “90 per cent accurate in topology, 100 per cent in the road,” while the buildings are “30/40 per cent” accurate. That makes Test Drive Unlimited 2 a whopping 220/230 per cent accurate, maths fans, which I’m pretty sure is the most accurate any game has ever been. At least it would be if that was how maths worked.
“We took satellite data to do the topology – the mountains, surface and all that – and then we took the real-life road system and then afterwards sent people to Ibiza and said ‘okay, guys, take photos everywhere!'” said Polloni, explaining how the accuracy level was attained. The team photographed the buildings, the main cities, road signals, and key monuments, and then apparently reproduced them in-game as closely as they could.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 – billed as a Massively Multiplayer Online Racer – is due out in autumn on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. It features cars, many of which can apparently be photographed at rakish angles. If you’re after details, have a look at what we gleaned from the official site, in addition to the original announcement of the game.
Our own Tamer Asfahani got a good look at the game earlier this week, so expect plenty more soon.



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