A fair few of us have been hoping and wishing to see Forza Horizon head to Japan, or a similar locale, for years now. It's a region that's alluded us in Xbox's open world racing series thus far, but, what if we told you another series was beating Playground to the post?
That's right, 'Test Drive Unlimited' made its grand return known in 2020, with the announcement of TDU: Solar Crown, now due out in 2023. Until this point we've not seen any real gameplay, but Nacon has now shared an in-game trailer and some gorgeous screens of the game's open world, which is set on Hong Kong Island.
This is what a lot of us racing fans have been waiting for! Narrow, neon-soaked streets that harken back to the glory days of Need for Speed, paired with winding countryside roads leading to secret rural hideouts. It all looks to be here in Solar Crown, and it's safe to say we're pretty excited to explore its open world.
Back in May, the developer announced that along with the delay to 2023, TDU: Solar Crown would be ditching last-gen and gunning for a pure Xbox Series X|S release. Hopefully, that means the team can fully realise this open world rendition of Hong Kong Island next year.
Are you as excited as us about this one? Or would you prefer Forza to go there first? Let us know your thoughts!
KT racing make such high quality racing games. Can't wait to get stuck into this next year!
@pip_muzz Yeah, been really impressed with the last few WRC games. This feels like the right step for them!
@Kezelpaso Every new release of theirs just gets better. The difference from one WRC to the next is so tangible when playing as it's clear the developers are actively improving their systems.
With Codemasters having the WRC licence from next year onwards, it's great that KT Racing have another franchise to get stuck into instead.
So long as they get the scaling correct I should love it. Driving miles around roads in TDU always felt true to scale, like it would take you about as long to drive 10 miles in the game as it would IRL at the speeds you're driving, and everything was as spread apart as it should be. This made driving around the islands and exploring them a total blast, one of the only games to get that right, you really felt like you were driving around these locations as a result.
TDU looks nice and might be worth a punt in a sale at least for me
I am still more excited for Forza Motorsport. Mainly because I prefer closed track racing over the open world style of TDU and Horizon.
I mean I am playing The Crew 2 atm another open world racer but I am teleporting straight to the races as that is what I want to do so all the open world bits are not really relevant for my fun and somewhat wasted on me. ymmv.
@BBB yeah, I used teleport in that game religiously. Felt like, a waste of time not to.
Ive always enjoyed these games. This looks like an excellent update, bring it on!
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