Proving that they really do care about their community, the development team responsible for Test Drive Unlimited 2 released a written statement apologizing for the issues gamers have been experiencing while playing.  Not only did they acknowledge the fact that they are listening to their community, but they announced that the first premium DLC pack, Exploration, will be available for free as a ‘thank you’ for the community’s patience and understanding.  The DLC pack will include new wrecks that can be discovered and will unlock both the Lancia Stratos version Rallye and 1969 Dodge Charger. As part of the letter, a list of fixes already available for PC, and coming soon to Xbox 360 and PS3 via patches, was mentioned informing players of what to expect once the changes go live. The full letter can be found below for your reading pleasure :

To the TDU2 community,

Thank you for your continued support and feedback. Our community has been amazing and helped us quickly identify a number of issues, which we have made significant progress in addressing in the upcoming patches.

We really appreciate your patience in this matter and we would like to announce that we will be making the first premium DLC for the game free for everybody as a way of saying thank you.

The Exploration Pack contains new wrecks to be discovered that unlock the Lancia Stratos version Rallye and 1969 Dodge Charger.

We now have fixes for all of the following issues that have already gone live on PC and will follow shortly once patches are approved by Microsoft and Sony, respectively.

Issues Fixed:

*Logging into the game has been improved
*Once into the game the online network experience is now much more stable in all areas
*Save games no longer corrupt
*Existing corrupted save games will be repaired in many cases
*Friends lists are now populated
*Invites now work correctly
*Clubs have been brought back online
*Exploits to gain money have been fixed
*Casino access has been improved
*Players will no longer lose money because of the Casino bug

The team spends a great deal of time looking at community feedback, so please keep posting your comments to the official TDU2 forums and we look forward to seeing you in Ibiza.

Sincerely,

The TDU2 Development Team

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For more info on Test Drive Unlimited 2, visit http://www.testdriveunlimited2.com/