A new trailer for KT Racing and Nacon’s upcoming open world racer Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown just dropped. If the last trailer focused on the ability of taking cars out for a, well, test drive, and the many little details that makes it a driving game, this trailer is a reminder that it’s still an open world racing game.
The trailer follows a Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1 being upgraded with performance parts, then have some cosmetic changes applied and then have it rip around the 1:1 recreation of Hong Kong Island.
Performance parts curiously have rarity attached to them, though all of the upgrades are the expected sport/racing tiers. Cars have some form of performance points ala Forza that determines what class it belongs to.
There is a livery editor in Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, which is used here to add some stripes and a new chrome paint to the Corvette. Cosmetic changes includes wheels/rims by licensed brands like KMC and Black Rhino, window tints and interior colours. No option for exterior parts, however.
Looks like there will be a permanent track where you can push your cars to the limits with no risk of traffic. Or you can go inside large car parks and pull sick drifts.
There are also head-to-head races where you can challenge, or be challenged by, other racers in the open world. Looks like a typical point-to-point race, but it sure is nice to have.
In a supporting “Solar Club Letter” (a dev diary, essentially), developers KT Racing has also revealed that there will be live events.
All races in Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown are multiplayer races by default, though AI drivers will fill in the grid if there are not enough players.
Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown has no definite release date yet, but it’s coming to PS5, PC (Steam, Epic GAmes Store) and Xbox Series X|S.