Namco’s long running racing series Ridge Racer is set to get a new installment this year. The series originally debuted in 1994 with the majority of the subsequent sequels released on consoles and arcade machines. Now the latest version of Ridge Racer has the series is getting a new PC version (along with an accompanying PS3 release) which just so happens to also be free-to-play.

Ridge Racer: Driftopia is being developed by Bugbear Entertainment, who worked on the last entry of the series which was released in 2012 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC although it was not F2P.

The gameplay announcement trailer -shown above- showcases some of the games various collectible vehicles and powerups. We can also expect destructible vehicles/environments and lots of drifting, lots. In terms of the game’s cash shop, the trailer hints at purchasable vehicle packs of varying qualities, boosts, repair kits and most likely cosmetic upgrades. For those of us who like to see our cars decked out in Neon Green underlights.

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  1. RenTheRose on April 17, 2013

    Blur for the computer?

  2. Merks on April 17, 2013

    So will this be just like Ridge Racer Unbounded if so then that’s awesome just please don’t make it pay to win like almost every other free to play game

  3. Shawn963 on April 16, 2013

    Though the game does looks nice(cant wait to try it on my PS3)

    The interface does look like NFS world

  4. Trumbles on April 16, 2013

    Yay! More freetoplay games on the ps3!

  5. Redlight Soldier on April 15, 2013

    I have to say that the graphic is…just wow (in a good way, of course). By the looks of things, Need for Speed world will have a bad time.

  6. HellcatM on April 14, 2013

    If you can purchase repair kits then it could be pay to win. Unless its like Warframe where you get a specific amount of repairs (revives in Warframe) for free every day…or you can buy them with in game money.

  7. Bic Boi on April 14, 2013

    Come on, let me hear you say it, just once. C’mon.

    It’s Ridge Racer! RIIIIIDGE RACER!

    No!!! Hahaha..not that. No, the other thing–

    The Playstation 3 will retail for $599 US. Dollars–
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  8. heebeegeebee aka st1r on April 12, 2013

    *sings mc donalds theme song* bah da da dah da im loving it with track mainia 2 being a epic fail… I am so excited to play this game considering i have paid for TM2 aand disliked it sooo much i refuse to play and need for speed world is just freaking fail full of hackers laggers and need i say NO controler support besides getting a 3rd party program to run it and then BAMMMM bann stick for you sir……. THANKS FOR THE INFO mmobombnation in da house hahahaha peace 2 fingas like a playa

  9. Alabuster on April 12, 2013

    LOL another NFS underground copy…Why can’t noone make a copy out of flatout 2

    • spunkify Author on April 12, 2013

      It’s actually closer to Burnout than underground. The series has been around for quite a while too.

  10. AgeofWushuSucks on April 12, 2013

    Honestly that game is pretty shit. Also, that game has absolutely nothing to do with this game, spammer.

  11. Obamu on April 12, 2013

    Could somebody put on the urbandictionary website what is mounted? this one pretty means about sex and no about game(s)

    Anyway as of all games, mmobomb should have the habit to dictate if its pay to win or not or buy to play, etc.

  12. kpritz on April 12, 2013

    this looks promising.Mounted πŸ™‚

  13. TheHorniestLobster on April 12, 2013

    Will give it a try,hopefully its not another of those racing games that puts cars with huge advantages buy2play only.

  14. SalamiSamurai on April 11, 2013

    hmmm looks interesting i wonder if you can use a pc steering wheel with this game

  15. dib on April 11, 2013

    What does AoW has to do with this game and all other fight games?

    • Razer on April 11, 2013

      Nothing. He’s just paid to spam here.

    • Razer on April 11, 2013

      Says a lot about the company behind the game.

  16. EternumCLoud on April 11, 2013

    I need to play this, NOW.
    πŸ™ any release date?

  17. qxGHOSTxp on April 11, 2013

    Why are most Racing games all like Burn Out?

    This is getting old.

    • -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- on April 11, 2013

      (No Words To Say)

    • gschaos on April 12, 2013

      Ridge Racer is older than Burn Out, and Burn Out is more like Need for Speed.
      Did you play any no online Ridge Racer game before?
      Think before speak!

  18. DiBBz on April 11, 2013

    IF this game has free-roam it will be giving Need for speed world a run for its money

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  20. mjaybird on April 11, 2013

    I loved Ridge Racer back in the day. This looks good. I will be getting it. Mounted