Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown – Head to Head trailer reveals… CGI, and Gambling
I know it’s not uncommon for developers to release teaser trailers that are deliberately sparse on the details, but they need to give us something to work with. The CGI trailer shows very little apart from what we’re assuming is confirmation that the Casino is coming back. It was an OK distraction for a bit in TDU2, but it’s hardly a showcase for a driving game.
More interestingly, there seems to be a renewed focus on customising your vehicles, with a blinged-up Range Rover being driven by an equally blinged-up woman with gold nails. She then lines up alongside an Aston Martin, before driving out of an underground tunnel into blooming sunlight… And that’s it.
We do know KT Racing are trying to create a “driving and lifestyle experience”, set in a real-world location built at a 1:1 scale. While the lifestyle experience part sounds interesting, as I enjoyed visiting my mansions in the previous games and checking out my garages, it’s the 1:1 scale real-world location that has me really intrigued.
More information is going to be released in July 2021, but seeing how little we have seen about the game, this points towards a significant wait for the actual release.
The first two Test Drive Unlimited games were very good fun, but not without their problems. The actual open-world you got to explore was great, and very scenic, but the handling model was occasionally iffy. Even so, I’m still looking forward to the new game, even if they don’t seem that bothered about showing us anything to actually make us excited yet.