Ridge Racer Returns with Free-to-Play ‘Driftopia’

Poor Ridge Racer. It’s always been a dependable launch title showcasing the power of its parent system, yet seems to get a lot of disrespect lately. Perhaps it’s due to the awful Vita incarnation that required tons of DLC to make it a cohesive experience, but releases like Unbounded prove it’s a series to take seriously. Possibly due to middling sales of the aforementioned games, however, the next release in the series will be “Ridge Racer Driftoipia”, a free-to-play PS3 and PC game due out sometime this year.

No additional information has been revealed, but the below trailer looks as graphically strong as past retail releases in the series.