The open world supercar racing game Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown it was announced in 2020, and a year later it was scheduled to be released in 2022. Unfortunately for fans of the long-running series, that won’t happen, as publisher Nacon has announced that it won’t arrive until 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 by spending more time on its development,” he said. Nacon said in the game Steam page.
Nacon didn’t cite any specific reason for the delay, but said Test Drive Unlimited isn’t just a racing game, it’s “a game about the joy of driving your car”, a feeling that’s probably easier to capture behind the wheel. of, say, an Aston Martin Valhalla and not a 2007 Chrysler that you inherited from your mother. Speed is king, obviously, but the experience also encompasses “listening to the radio while driving, putting the top down when the rain stops, using the turn signals correctly, and even simply opening the window,” Nacon wrote.
“Our aim is to live up to these expectations and stay true to the franchise’s DNA, including all these details. But we also want to go further and offer new experiences. We want to make the entire island of Hong Kong and its 550 km of roads a playground.” limitless where the fun never ends.”
Nacon said that a series of closed beta tests will be conducted ahead of launch, and that fans will have a chance to test beta versions “long before launch”. He also revealed that he has stopped development on Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown for Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles, saying he wants to stick with current generation consoles (and PC, obviously) to ensure developers are “maximizing the overall quality of the game.” .” This causes two upcoming games to cancel their next-gen releases, with Warner Bros announcing a similar delay from 2023 for the Knights of Gotham last week.