Test Drive Unlimited’s servers stay online

The alleged box art had it wrong; Atari is not, repeat not shutting down Test Drive Unlimited‘s servers.

Following yesterday’s “online mode available until January 2011” blurb from a German budget copy of the open-world racer, the publisher has confirmed that that’s just incorrect.

“They are not dropping the servers at all,” a representative has said, adding that developer Eden Games may be ‘moving servers in some way’ but that players wouldn’t know the difference even if they did.

Test Drive Unlimited 2, which, in addition to new location Ibiza, comes with a spiced up version of the first game’s Oahu island, ships in a few months’ time; September 21 in North America, 24th in Europe.