The lights are on
Tekken Revolution may have only released yesterday, but Namco Bandai is already ready to trot out a second free to play console experiment with Ridge Racer: Driftopia.
Many of the pay structure details of Driftopia are still in flux, but the basic premise is that you will play Ridge Racer, and as your car takes damage, you will need to repair it. Damage is permanent and moves with your car race to race until you use a Repair Pack.
To get Repair Packs, you can either wait for new Repair Packs to appear in your inventory over time, or purchase Repair Packs to fix your vehicle. If a car takes too much damage without getting repaired, it will explode, and you will lose it forever.
The gameplay looks like typical Ridge Racer, with visual elements of Ridge Racer: Unbounded, which is what the image featured above is from. Unfortunately, Namco Bandai has not released assets for Driftopia.
Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada was on hand to show off some of the gameplay for Driftopia. He had accidentally destroyed two cars earlier in the show, and blew up a third during our demo. When he did, co-presenter and Tekken Revolution game designer Michael Murray dropped his face into his hands. They were running out of cars and he wasn’t sure if they were going to be able to get more for the rest of the show.
Ridge Racer: Driftopia is coming to PlayStation 3 and Steam coming this year.
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Sony is punching a baby (ms) at this point.
Oh my, it's really happening....
Kudos to Sony
Ridge Racer: Free to Vroom
I made a joke earlier this week that sony could go to bat with Ridge Racer at e3 and still beat the xbone... and that's what happened... who knew?
well why didn't they just PAY THE FREAKING MICROTRANSACTION to get the repair kit? i truly hate free-to-play sometimes.
Stop spoiling me Sony. You know I love you girl.
well, that's sony for you! another free-to-play!
Wow. Sounds like it could be neat.
HAHAHAH thats funny!
I'm cool with that. I'll just wait it out for the Repair Kits to appear. No prob! XD
Hope it also shows up on PS4.
Ill see, F2P is always good though.
I've been having a blast with Tekken Revolution, hopefully Ridddddggggeee RACER!! is no different.
Its RIDGE RACER!!!!!!!!!
again best Free ps3 XD
same Free Tekken Revolution interesting