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Multi Free-to-play Ridge Racer Driftopia for PlayStation 3 and PC

Discussion in 'Sport and Motorsport' started by Martok, 12 Apr 2013.

  1. Martok

    Martok Board Game Addict
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    Ridge Racer Unbounded developer Bugbear Entertainment is working on a new instalment in Namco Bandai's iconic racing series. It's called Ridge Racer Driftopia, it's downloadable, it's free-to-play and it's due on PC and PS3 later this year.

    Driftopia will ask you to pay, via micro-transactions, for a number of things, such as vehicle packs, booster packs, repair kits and XP boosts.

    It's unclear what exactly the free core game will contain, but the footage below suggests it's set in Unbounded's Shatter City.

    "At Namco Bandai Games we are committed to embracing new business models alongside the still vital traditional retail sector," Namco Bandai Europe exec Olivier Comte said. "Free-to-play is playing an increasingly important role, so it's very exciting to be bringing one of our most successful franchises to the free-to-play space for everyone to enjoy."

    Bugbear's main project is still the untitled Next Car Game, which is in development for PC and next-gen consoles. Early footage suggests that this game will return to Bugbear's roots - the early days of FlatOut.

    Source: Eurogamer
     
  2. yinkin

    yinkin Serious Gamer
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    Well as long as they keep making titles that I`m not interested in free to play then I will be content.
     
  3. Slaine

    Slaine Serious Gamer
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    Ridge Racer is old hat now. The Forzas and Need For Speeds and the Burnouts have seen to that.

    Still, if its for free then it could be worth looking at, if for no other reason than its a game that every Senior owns..
     
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  4. mick

    mick Even More Grumpy Grandad
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    well not every :D
     
  5. zoob

    zoob I fight for the Users!
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    I really enjoyed Unbounded, it's a shame it didn't take off.
     
  6. ColSonders

    ColSonders A.W.O.L.
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    It's free, it looks fun and I quite like a bit of arcadey racing (really miss burnout) so will be grabbing this and seeing what it's like.

    Might as well embrace the free 2 play games since micropayments are being forced on us anyway.
     
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