One of our most anticipated racers, Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown, has unfortunately been delayed into 2023. The open world racing subseries kicked off in 2006 with Test Drive Unlimited, and its third and latest entry was due this September.
That's no longer the case, as another game bites the delay bullet. Still, such a delay should hopefully result in a more polished game, as Test Drive Unlimited 2 was anything but polished at its 2011 release, and the series could do with a strong return with competition from the likes of Forza Horizon now a factor.
Anyway, the delay announcement post included a message from the dev team, discussing the decision and a few other minor details. Here's the reason behind the delay:
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. We therefore want to thank the fan community for your support and daily involvement on the game's official Discord channel and within communities on the various social media platforms.
The team also breaks down how it's trying to create the signature 'TDU experience' by going beyond "just a racing game". KT Racing has introduced two of the game's clans: the Streets and the Sharps, and shown us some of the locations they'll be hanging around in.
Finally, the developer has also announced that it's dropping support for last-gen systems. Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown will no longer launch on Xbox One, releasing on Series X|S only in 2023.
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