Test Drive 2 charges into existence

Atari has announced Test Drive Unlimited 2.
Very few details, including release dates, have been announced but from the following PR babble, you get the idea that TDRU2 is made to shine online:

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online. Â Unlike any other driving game, TDU2 blends the open world experience with realistic vehicles and performance dynamics and for the first time, TDU2 features vehicle damage, weather effects, day and night cycles, and a brand new island to explore.

Keep an eye on the game’s official website for news.