As promised by publisher Nacon, KT Racing has today debuted our first look at Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown gameplay! The footage was shown as part of the TDU Connect event that aired today where it was also revealed that the game’s release has been pushed back to sometime in 2024.
Alongside the gameplay debut, Nacon also announced that a closed beta is taking place this July 24 and it will last for three days.
Check out a rundown of the TDU Connect presentation straight from Nacon:
A grand tour
During the show, the guests explored the different faces and diversity of Hong Kong Island, which has been recreated at 1:1 scale. The tour started at the Solar Hotel, created by the KT Racing team. Built on the site of Victoria Park in the heart of Causeway Bay, the Solar Hotel is a 120-floor, 540-metre-high architectural marvel with a unique and futuristic design. After the guided tour of a suite, Alain Jarniou continued exploring the inside of the building with a stop at the hotel lobby. Designed as a social hub, this majestic hall is primarily a place to meet, chat and gather with other players. In the large open space, the best drivers are showcased and any activities available are displayed. It’s the perfect place to make friends or stoke rivalries! To further enhance the social experience, in Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown players can control their customized avatar as soon as they get out of their car. Available in enclosed areas, such as the Solar Hotel, this feature offers a wide variety of interactions and gameplay possibilities.
Are you a Street or Sharp?
The gameplay session also revealed other important locations in the game: the headquarters of the Sharps and the Streets. Located at different ends of the island, they reflect the two clans’ lifestyles and opposing views on luxury. The Streets chose to take over a former night club where the dark ambiance is offset by neon lights; while the Sharps opted to revitalize the restaurant of a luxury hotel to give it the calm and dignified atmosphere that characterizes their clan.
Each of the guests, who are all competitors at heart, joined their favourite clan to take part in a frantic race, in which they tried to cross the finish line in first place and bring glory to their clan.
In a 1:1 scale recreation of Hong Kong Island, take part in an extraordinary competition, the Solar Crown, organized by the influential Radiant. At the wheel of exceptional racing cars from prestigious brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Dodge, Apollo and many more, you are free to explore the island’s varied environments, or take part in the most popular races on Hong Kong Island. Beyond the cars in your stable, a reflection of your inspiration and reward for all your hard work, you can customize your lifestyle any way you see fit: choose your clan, Sharp or Street, and dress to impress, stand out from the crowd and defend your clan. Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown retains the series’ original DNA, while bringing a modern updated vision of the multiplayer racing game to offer players luxury, exceptional cars and competition, reflecting the life that they’ve always dreamt of.
While there’s no release date yet, Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown is confirmed to be racing out for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.