After more than a decade of waiting, the first Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown trailer blew us all away. One of the original open-world racing franchises disappeared without a trace in the 2010s before bursting back onto the scene with Solar Crown's first trailer in 2020.
Since then we have seen a lot of cinematic trailers showing off the vibe KT Racing is going for, but the game is still yet to hit the shelves. Fans everywhere are keen to dive back into Test Drive Unlimited as the open-world genre has started to become stale in racing.
Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown will look to bring the thrill back to open-world racing and revive fans that have grown bored of Forza Horizon.
Latest news - Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown delayed to 2024?
It's the news we were all dreading: Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown has seemingly been delayed again.
Previously set to release later this year, a Nacon financial document lists TDUSC as releasing in Q1 2024 with a February/March release window.
This is frustrating for fans, but a 2024 release will give TDUSC a better chance of succeeding with The Crew Motorfest arriving in September as a direct competitor.
Hong Kong Island deep dive
From narrow town streets to wide open highways where you can maximise speed to winding off-road mountain trails, Hong Kong is set to be a brilliant location to explore.
In a recent newsletter update, KT Racing shared visual updates on the map we will all be racing around soon. Hong Kong Island's 370 square-mile landscape is being recreated at 1:1 scale, but it won't be an exact replica.
“To emphasise the fast and smooth driving, for example, the very dense urban network of HKI needed some small adjustments because of certain little streets that were very (too?) narrow,” creative director Alain Jarniou explained.
“Conversely, some light redesign was done to the major thoroughfares to make them more fun and adapted to very fast cars, while respecting the identity of Hong Kong Island.”
Together We Drive trailer revealed
A new Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown "Together We Drive" trailer was revealed during the Nacon Connect presentation with a first look at the in-game Hong Kong. Sadly, very little gameplay was shown - much to the frustration of fans.
Excitingly, we've finally seen the location for the game, and it's Hong Kong.
The latest trailer for the game showcases more of the location, as well as a closer look at the cars that will be making an appearance.
The first trailer, which we saw almost a year ago, gives us an idea of the game that we'll get our hands on.
The trailer shows that the developers are sticking true to the Test Drive formula of exotic locations in even more exotic cars, and it looks awesome.
If this initial trailer is anything to go by, we're also going to have an incredible-looking game with a host of elite brands.
We were looking forward to playing Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, but we're going to have to wait longer for Kylotonn's open-world racer to arrive.
TDUSC was originally supposed to launch in September 2022 before being officially delayed until 2023. However, a 2023 release is now in doubt.
A Nacon financial document lists TDUSC as releasing in Q1 2024 with a February/March 2024 release window. This suggests TDUSC has suffered another delay, but this hasn't been announced by Nacon or KT Racing yet at the time of writing.
The extra development time will enable Kylotonn to make TDUSC the “most polished gaming experience in the franchise,” so it should be worth the wait.
As for platforms, the PS4 and Xbox One versions are cancelled, meaning Kylotonn can pour more resources into the current-gen versions and maximise the game's potential. TDUSC will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
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