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Developed by Finland’s Bugbear Entertainment, the studio behind 2012 title Ridge Racer Unbounded, RIDGE RACER™ Driftopia distils the experience to the essential elements of driving, drifting and destruction, with upgraded visuals that make every dust mote and gleaming fender shimmer with life.
Release Date: Sep 9, 2013
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“RIDGE RACER Driftopia a is free racing game. Driftopia distils the Ridge Racer experience to the essential elements of driving, drifting and destruction.
Select a track, a car then a booster and enter the race!

The Early access programs gives you the opportunity to have a first glimpse of Ridge Racer Driftopia before the release. The game is still in development and bug fixing and tuning will be worked on. Don’t hesitate to share your feedback.”
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Ridge Racer Driftopia open Beta is coming to an end.

June 25th, 2014

The spin-off and first free-to-play game of the RIDGE RACER series has been made available in September 2013 with an early access on PC Steam.

We thank all the players who joined the Open Beta for their participation, support and dedication. Your feedbacks will be invested in our existing and upcoming projects to deliver you thrilling and exiting experiences.

From June 19th, all in game purchases will be disabled. Previously purchased content will remain available in-game until August 15th.
By August 15th, servers will be turned off and the game will no longer be available.

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About the Game

Developed by Finland’s Bugbear Entertainment, the studio behind 2012 title Ridge Racer Unbounded, RIDGE RACER™ Driftopia distils the experience to the essential elements of driving, drifting and destruction, with upgraded visuals that make every dust mote and gleaming fender shimmer with life.

Players will be challenged to shave seconds off each other’s times as they tear up the streets and punch holes in solid concrete to reveal vital shortcuts. Beat other players’ times to climb the global rankings, level up cars and earn booster cards to get that racing edge over the competition.

With more than 20 cars and 10 tracks at launch, daily packs of booster cards and repair kits, and much more content available in-game, the drifting never has to end.

Key Features

  • The series’ signature drifting and arcade handling are at the heart of the perfectly tuned gameplay experience
  • Upgraded visuals, with enhanced lighting and destruction effects to make the most of the destructible cars and highly detailed environments
  • Over 20 cars and 10 tracks from day one, with daily booster cards and repair kits, plus much more additional content available in-game
  • Addictive Spirit Career mode with bonuses, points, and challenges to unlock, and strategic decisions to make as players climb the global rankings, level up their cars, and earn booster cards for valuable in-game advantages
  • Asynchronous multiplayer lets players race to shave seconds of the times of other players’ ghost cars even when offline

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista SP2 32-bit, Windows 7, Windows 8 (windows up to date and latest service pack installed)
    • 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
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
126 products in account
1 review
4.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Insanely easy to crash, contact with walls makes you crash, yet crashing into destructible walls in an essential element of gameplay, so you just have to know, and you have to spend repair kits to repair your car or lose it, but it takes one per level and you only can get 50 free ones each day, and the AI racers can easily kill you, and challenge races can be on maps you've never played on before because they're locked and you only get one shot at them no restarts, and there is NO MULTIPLAYER!

Don't waste your time with this game!
Posted: January 16th, 2014
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
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9 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Feels super cheap. Pay to keep your cars alive never a fun concept. Also drifting feels like your sliding on a wet soggy ♥♥♥♥ stain blanket. Never fun to slide on roads or turd like that.

Can't play with friends either. I suppose it's free... but microtransactions
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
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30 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Feels cheap and unfair for the player
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
16.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Don't waste time on this. Really bad gameplay.
Posted: February 5th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
18.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Servers havnt been up for over a week at this point in time. Last time it worked for me was 22nd may.
Posted: June 1st, 2014
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