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.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.

26 COMMENTS

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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–
    $599 US. Dollars–
    $599 US. Dollars–

    WRONG!!!

  5. *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

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

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