If you fancy doing some drifting while racing – possibly along ridges – then one assumes that the closed beta for Namco Bandai’s Ridge Racer Driftopia could well be up your alley. Or race track. Whatever.
The beta begins today on Steam, and you can go and register at the official website in order to (hopefully) get a Steam key for it soon.
Ridge Racer Driftopia is a free-to-play title developed by Bugbear Entertainment, with the intent of keeping everything fairly simple but very pretty. Find shortcuts, challenge your friends, level up cards, climb global rankings, etc.
The full version is supposedly due out 2013, but “release” has always been a fairly weird state for free-to-play titles considering they’re basically “out” once they hit open beta, so we’ll see how that goes.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.