The Ridge Racer franchise appears to be taking a new turn with ‘Ridge Racer Unbounded’. Quite frankly, the trailer below seems to indicate that the series is pulling in to the draft created by the Burnout franchise. While this is likely to not sit well with fans of the traditional Ridge Racer style, fret not, because just as soon as this video hit the web and core fans of the series started to grumble, Namco Product Manager, Kevin Chadine, came out and clarified what Ridge Racer Unbounded really is.
According to Kevin, this new game is more of a “different branch” of the Ridge Racer series, rather than a complete restyling. We can’t be certain exactly what that means since this is currently the only Ridge Racer game in development that they’ve told us about, but one would guess that the series will return to form, or rather offer a more traditional title at some point down the line.
There, now you core fans can watch the new trailer with your minds at ease rather than grinding your gears over the new direction. We’ve also got a handful of new screens at the bottom of the post.