Unlimited Test Drive: Solar Crown has been plagued by delay bugs. The game was originally scheduled to launch in September of this year, but has been pushed back to 2023.
The long-awaited revival of the dormant racing franchise needs more time to perfect its system, according to one company. renew Publisher Nacon (Thanks, European players). Part of that statement reads:
“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 of the series by spending more time on its development gaming experience.”
To soften the blow, the team announced plans to hold a closed beta sometime in the future, giving players a chance to sit behind the wheel ahead of launch.
Nacon also decided to cancel the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Solar Crown “with the aim of making the most of the technology in the latest consoles.” You can now get it on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and PC. Solar Crown joins Gotham Knights as another cross-gen game, ditching its planned previous-gen port in favor of maximizing the current-gen experience.
Test Drive Infinite: The Sun Crown debuted in 2020 and is the first entry in the series since 2012’s Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Saga (though the last Infinite game was 2011’s Infinite 2). The game asks racing fans to team up with one of two tribes, The Streets and The Sharps, to race on the sprawling Hong Kong Island. Outside of races, players can explore and expand the headquarters of their chosen faction.
In 2022, some high-profile games were pushed to the following year. You can check out the full list of these games here.