The lights are on
This new racing title will be coming to
PlayStation 3 and PC sometime in 2013, and will be free-to-play, with the usual
focus on in-game microtransactions.
The news came in a press release from Namco
Bandai, which contains scant details about the project, entitled Ridge Racer
As you might expect, the game features a lot
of...drifting, and will seek to monetize the experience through unspecified
in-game purchases. Obviously, in a racing game, new tracks, cars, and upgrades
seem to be logical choices.
Calson Choi, vice president of marketing and
digital sales at Namco Bandai, said, "The free-to-play and digital gaming space
presents an incredible opportunity for Namco Bandai Games to offer its
illustrious roster of titles to a new and ever expanding audience. We're
excited to have Ridge Racer Driftopia take Namco Bandai into this constantly
Note: The screenshot above is NOT a
shot from the new game. We've reached out to Namco Bandai about getting art and
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i used to love ridge racer.will check it out.i hope it will be good.
might pick this up...
Will definitely be downloading.
Awesome. I'll play this on my PS3
Free-to-play? Cool beans.
Free-to-play with millions of in-game purchases
my ps3 has been lonely, this is good news :)
I still play Ridge Racer 6 to this day. I'll definetly be checking this one out.
Hahaha nice. Good ol' Namco Bandai!
I hope it doesn't end up like Real Racing 3. I've been a fan of Ridge Racer since the original PSX.
its free! so therefore! im getting it!