Ridge Racer Driftopia now available on Steam Early Access, is free to play

Wednesday, 11th September 2013 06:57 GMT By Ewan Miller

Namco launched Ridge Racer Driftopia on Steam today, through Early Access. The current version of the game has no simultaneous multiplayer support and based largely on time trials. The item store is already up and running in the beta and people on the Steam forums are already up in arms over what they perceive as extremely aggressive monetisation. Nonetheless, the game is free and only 850mb, so give it a try here if you fancy it.

The game boasts more than 20 cars and 10 tracks right now, although I imagine some of those will be tied behind the game’s paywall. Check out the minimum system requirements below, but don’t worry, the game doesn’t seem too demanding on that front.

Processor: Dual core Athlon x2 2.6GHz or Intel Equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 512 MB ​​RAM, ATI Radeon 4850 or higher, – NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or higher

If you do give it a try, let us know what you think in the comments!



  1. AngryConsumer

    ridge racer was one of the most awesome car game franchises out there. but its time is up and it is done and soon forgotten. its a shame but it all started with the half arsed psvita release. where they sold you the game at full price retail with only 3 levels. then selling the rest of the game digital. it was a good indication on how bad the ridge racer games have become…. and here we are with another one. people are up in arms over what they perceive as extremely aggressive monetisation YET again. rip ridge racer!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    Namco are responsible for shitting on their own brand. However did they think this would fly – in practice, the tracks ARE the ones from Unbounded! Let’s get Bugbear on the blower, and find out what’s up, and pick at the strings on that “contract”. xD dodging responsibility, like a PRO :) (look ma, no hands!)
    Yes, I AM disappointed at what’s been perpetrated against Ridge Racer, for most of this gen, following on from 6/7 :(

    #2 1 year ago

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