Pre-E3 06: Test drive Test Drive Unlimited

The E3 demo of Atari's racing sim Test Drive Unlimited will be available to play on Xbox Live this week.

Microsoft is so hot for Xbox Live members to experience the magic of E3 via downloadable content on the online service that owners will be granted free Gold memberships for E3 week (Monday, May 8 until Sunday, May 14).

Test Drive Unlimited is a massively open online racing game that allows gamers to visit top sports car garages, get behind the wheels of the world's sexiest cars and take them for a spin.

The demo features three cars (the Ford Shelby GT500, Lotus Exige and Lamborghini Gallardo), a Lamborghini dealership to visit and a beautiful house to park your rides in front of.

There will be 40 miles of road to explore, as well as several challenges to compete in as many times as one desires. Once a decent time has been recorded, gamers can see how they compare against other drivers on's global rankings.

May 8, 2006