Ridge Racer Driftopia Free-to-Play Game Headed To PC And PS3

By Ishaan . April 11, 2013 . 11:08am

Namco Bandai have announced Ridge Racer Driftopia, a free-to-play Ridge Racer game for the PC and PlayStation 3 that will be released later this year.



“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, 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.”


More details on Ridge Racer Driftopia will be announced “soon”.

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  • Brion Valkerion

    Please… just make Ridge Racer 8 next. Its my biggest guilty pleasure in gaming, really hate where Unbounded went. It wasn’t unfun but just so wanna be burnout.

    That said, from the trailer it looks like all the tracks and cars from Unbounded are back here, for free so there should be some fun to be had.

  • Free?! Looks like I’ll be having fun on my PS3.

  • Looks like it’s just Ridge Racer Unbounded wrapped up in a typical free-to-play model.

    Not sure how I feel about this.

  • Repackaged Unbounded or not, cannot argue with “free”. But I will wait for how much content “free” gives you first.

  • Zonic505

    Can I download the Daytona USA car and that hilarious Ridge Racer (USA Mix) song (linked below) like in the Vita game? That would be awesome.


  • TheExile285

    so now this F2P crap is headed to consoles?


    • Brion Valkerion

      Its been there for years lol. Where were you?!

    • As far as I know. PSN has a lot of F2P games. One of them being DC Universe Online.

      And PSO2(JP) is completely free to download on the Vita.

    • Doctor Nebula

      No one is forcing you to play.

  • 60hz

    it would be awesome if sega released daytona free to play… just sayin’

  • Ridge Racer and Free in the same sentence?! COUNT ME IN!


    Free Ridge Racer? Awesome.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Is it ok to use the phrase “I’m sold” if all I read was “FREE FREE FREE”?

  • Erwin MadJelly

    Holy Shit Finally A FREE Ridge Racer for PC!!

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