Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown crashes in 2023

The open-world supercar racing game Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown was announced in 2020, and a year later was slated for release in 2022. Unfortunately for fans of the long-running series, that won’t be happening, as the publisher Nacon announced it. that it will not arrive before 2023.

“With so much support from fans of the series, we know many of you will be disappointed, but our goal with Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown is to make it the most polished gaming experience in the franchise. dedicating more time to its development,” Nacon said on the game’s Steam page.

Nacon didn’t cite specific reasons for the delay, but said Test Drive Unlimited isn’t just a racing game, it’s “a game about enjoying driving your car,” a feeling that’s likely easier to capture behind the wheel of, say, an Aston Martin Valhalla and not a 2007 Chrysler you inherited from your mother. Speed ​​is king, obviously, but the experience also includes “listening to the radio while driving, lowering the roof when the rain stops, using the turn signals correctly and even just opening the window,” Nacon wrote.

“Our goal is to meet those expectations and stay true to the franchise’s DNA by including all those details. But we also want to go further and provide new experiences. We want the whole of Hong Kong Island and its 550 km of roads are a limitless playground where the fun never stops.”

Nacon said a series of closed beta tests will take place before release, and fans will have the opportunity to test betas “long before release.” He also revealed that he’s halted development of Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles, saying he wants to stick with the current generation of consoles (and PCs, obviously) to stay tuned. to ensure that the developers “maximize the overall quality of the game.” This causes two upcoming games to cancel their last-gen releases, with Warner Bros announcing a similar delay to 2023 for Gotham Knights last week.

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