Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown seemingly delayed to early 2024

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Open world racer Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown has been pushed back to a early 2024 release, per publisher Nacon’s latest financial update. There’s no official announcement from the team at KT Racing, but given how little of the game we’ve seen over the last few years, this isn’t terribly surprising.

Solar Crown will take players to a full 1:1 recreation of Hong Kong to immerse them in street car culture as the Sharp and Street clans will vie for supremacy on the streets – Sharp is focussed more on the luxurious vehicles and Street clan being into the nightclub scene. The two sides will have their own HQ that any player can access, but only aligned players will be able to enter the VIP area. This will all sit beside the Solar Crown PvP competition which gives the game its name, a tournament that will sprawl across the whole city.

To date, KT Racing and Nacon have shown precious little of the game. After the first teaser trailer and announcement for Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown in 2020, KT Racing returned in 2021 with a moody head to head’ video, and then a location reveal for the Hong Kong setting, but no gameplay, even with a 2022 release date still expected at the time.

In mid-2022 came the inevitable delay to 2023 and, following the industry trend of the time, the cancellation of last-gen versions. However, we did get the very first environmental screenshot last July, and earlier this year we had some “gameplay” screenshots that had cars in those environments. They’ve also discussed how online social elements will be featured.

Further Reading: What will KT Racing tell us about Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown?

We’re still waiting on that first actual look at gameplay, then, and the game was conspicuous by its absence at a press preview event in May and during Summer Game Fest. Will Gamescom bring Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown news?

Source: Nacon

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  1. I hope it’s worth the wait.

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