Free-to-play Ridge Racer Driftopia going offline

Free-to-play Ridge Racer Driftopia going offline
Ben Parfitt

By Ben Parfitt

June 20th 2014 at 11:45AM

Servers to be shut down by August 15th

Ridge Racer’s foray into the world of free-to-play is coming to an end in the summer.

Bandai Namco has confirmed that it will turn off the game’s servers by August 15th. The Bugbear-developed title had been widely criticised for its implementation of microtransactions.

“The leading developer and publisher wanted to take this opportunity to thank all its players for their permanent support and dedication,” an official statement read. “All the feedbacks will be taken into account for the upcoming projects.”

The game was announced in April of last year and entered beta for both PS3 via PSN and PC through Steam in September 2013.

This story was originally published on our sister-site MCV.