i almost had a $%#^ing heart attack when i read that
Test Drive Unlimited limited to $40
Atari mandates a $39.95 price for the Xbox 360-bound racer, matching the game's price on other platforms.
By Patrick Caldwell, GameSpot
Posted Jul 20, 2006 10:56 am PT
Less than two months before its release, Test Drive Unlimited has received a lower-than-expected price. Instead of the now-standard Xbox 360 price of $60 for third-party games, Atari announced today that the next-gen version of its upcoming street racer will cost gamers $39.95.
The move means the 360 version of Test Drive Unlimited now matches the price of the game on its other platforms--the PC, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable--as listed by online retailers.
While $60 is the standard for a new Xbox 360 game, it's becoming increasingly common to find games going for less. In May, Rockstar released its next-gen debut, Table Tennis, on the 360 for $40, and in March, Koei offered Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires on the system for the same price. In May, many of the 360 games saw price slashings, including Electronic Arts' Burnout Revenge and a host of titles in its flagship sports franchises, Ubisoft's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, and THQ's The Outfit.
A demo of the Xbox 360 version of the game has been available on the Xbox Live Marketplace since May. For more information on Test Drive Unlimited, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.