Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown Gets Free Steam Demo

Ferrari showroom in Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown

Ferrari showroom in Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown

It’s been a long wait for Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown to arrive. After numerous long delays, Nacon’s open-world racer is finally set for a September release. However, fans don’t need to wait until then to take it for a test drive.

In a surprise announcement, Nacon has released a free playable demo on Steam, giving fans a first taste of what Solar Crown will offer. Yes, that means you play Solar Crown right now.

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown demo out now on Steam 

As part of Steam Next Fest, the Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown demo is available from now until June 17, 10am PT / 6pm BST. There’s no time limit, so you’re free to explore “carefully curated” areas of the map.

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Considering this is a free demo, there's a generous amount of content to get stuck into. Nine out of 14 districts are accessible in Hong Kong Island, and you can experience the first 15 levels of progression.

You can also start building your car collection with 16 cars (Daily Drivers and Cross Country) available to buy, test drive 22 additional cars (GT & Supercars) from six dealerships. The full game will feature over 100 cars.

In addition, the demo lets you enter 27 race events and visit the Streets and Sharps HQs to experience the game’s social elements. The demo will allow KT Racing to test the stability of the game servers and gather player feedback.  

A green porsche taycan is driving down a dirt road in Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown
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To get the most out of the demo, Nacon recommends the following minimum, recommended & high-end system requirements:

Minimum specifications (Low 720p @ 30FPS)

  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-6700k or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • MEMORY: 12 GB RAM
  • GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480, 8 GB
  • NETWORK : Connexion internet haut débit
  • DIRECTX: 12
  • DISK SPACE :50 GB

Recommended specifications (Medium 1080p @ 60FPS)

  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-10700K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800x
  • MEMORY: 12 GB RAM
  • GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, 8GB or AMD Radeon RX 6700, 10GB
  • NETWORK : Connexion internet haut débit
  • DIRECTX: 12
  • DISK SPACE :50 GB

High specifications (High 1440 @ 60 FPS)

  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
  • MEMORY: 16 GB RAM
  • GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 12GB or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, 16GB
  • NETWORK : Connexion internet haut débit
  • DIRECTX: 12
  • DISK SPACE :50 GB

Release date

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown launches on September 12 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Those who preorder the Silver Sharps or Streets Editions will get early access from September 10, while Gold Edition players can hit the streets of Hong Kong Island from September 5.

Will you be taking Solar Crown for a test drive? Let us know in the comments below.

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