Ridge Racer Unbounded was pretty good, even if it wasn’t really a traditional Ridge Racer game. Today NAMCO have revealed a brand new Ridge Racer game – due for PlayStation 3 and PC – seemingly based on Unbounded. It’s the same developers, at least.
The difference is that it’s free to play. That is, the core game will be free, with (presumably) different car packs available as premium add-ons.
The last Ridge Racer to appear rather content-lite was the Vita launch title, one that despite actually turning out alright once you’d grabbed the expansions still reviewed relatively poorly considering the game’s tight controls remained intact.
Ridge Racer Driftopia (yes, that’s its name) is due this year for PS3 and PC.