Namco Bandai has unleashed the first details of Ridge Racer: Driftopia, the next installment in their infamous Ridge Racer series.
Driftopia will be a free-to-play title and will be available on the PS3 and PC later this year. As the name suggests, Driftopia is all about the skilful art of drifting, and looks like it’s set within Unbounded’s Shatter City (which makes sense, seeing as how Bugbear Entertainment is also handling development duties on Driftopia).
“At Namco Bandai Games we are committed to embracing new business models alongside the still vital traditional retail sector,” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President of Namco Bandai Games Europe. “Free-to-play is playing an increasingly important role, so it’s very exciting to be bringing one of our most successful franchises to the free-to-play space for everyone to enjoy.”
Like all free-to-play titles, Namco Bandai will be adding microtransactions into the game. Driftopia will give the player the option to pay for car upgrades to drift ahead of the competition.