With the PS4 just around the corner, a new Ridge Racer was bound to be warming its engine – Namco’s latest offering isn’t following the time honoured tradition of being a PlayStation launch game however, opting instead to take the title free-to-play on current hardware.
Ridge Racer: Driftopia sees the series’ trademark racing style return as you once again tear up the streets to take on, and take out, fellow drivers.
Developed by Bugbear Entertainment, the team behind last year’s Ridge Racer Unbounded, Driftopia offers over 30 cars and 20 tracks from day one, with a wealth of customisation and repair options available on a timed (or presumably, paid) basis thereafter.
Global scoreboards challenge you to shave seconds of other players’ times with bonus points and car modifications awarded for things such as finding off-piste shortcuts and drifting.
Ridge Racer: Driftopia is coming to PlayStation 3 and PC later this year.