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Submitted by CranberryPub 1019d ago | news

Today's market can't sustain 'simple' arcade racers, says Ridge Racer dev

Commenting on his team's upcoming project Ridge Racer Unbounded and last year's high profile closures of Blur and Split Second studios Bizarre Creations and Black Rock Studio, RRU's producer Joonas Laakso has suggested that the market cannot sustain "simple" arcade racers. (Industry, PC, PS3, Ridge Racer: Unbounded, Xbox 360)

Kurt Russell  +   1019d ago
It's a shame, "simple" arcade racers are my favourite genre :(

Blur was a briliant game, and I have played the tits out of both Ridge Racer 6 and 7 - there would be a sad void without them.
Bundi  +   1019d ago
To be fair, Blur was not a "simple" arcade racer.
OT, looking at Ridge Racer Vita, one wouldn't think these guys believed a word of what they are saying. I mean releasing a game with just 3 tracks and 5 cars. . .come on!
Disccordia  +   1018d ago
Different Devs - The Vita game is being developed by infamous Japanese studio Cellius (famous for doing absolutely nothing since it was created six years ago and headed by crazy Ken)
Blacktric  +   1019d ago
Oh... so that's why you a-holes made a Ridge Racer game with 3 tracks and 5 goddamn cars and released it for 30 bucks eh?
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Baka-akaB  +   1019d ago
There is a difference between "simple" and "dumb" Ridge Racer stopped being relevant and truly cool after the ps1 era .

It's the dinosaur that doesnt evolve and gives even less overtime
Series_IIa  +   1018d ago
GT5 sold pretty well...

... :D
Septic  +   1018d ago
Its going to be like that scene from the Matrix Revolutions where the Sentinels are about to penetrate Zion. The music gets louder and the tension is beyond palpable.

Brace yourself Sir.
Hozi  +   1018d ago
I agree with Baka-akaB, Ridge Racer on PS1? Hell yes! Ridge Racer on PS2-Bleh! it's okay. Ridge Racer on Ps3/360?-Hell No!

I love RR but Namco just isn't doing the game any justice.
kevnb  +   1018d ago
ridge racer, the always rushed launch title for every system.
pucpop  +   1018d ago
I got outrun online arcade yesterday and when I went to race online... nobody there! poop
Fragger2k8  +   1018d ago
Simple arcade games.. Bleh. =P I don't find them to be all that fun anymore, to be honest.

We need a freaking Grid 2, though. Grid was pretty much the perfect balance between arcade and realistic.

I have a love/hate relationship with Grid, though, haha.. Dang game killed my Halo 3 Special Edition 360. =( My brother was racing, crashed into something, and next thing you know.. the console was dead. The thing doesn't even give any errors, either. It just powers on for a few seconds and freezes. *sighs* Tried opening it and putting fans directly on the heat sink for (I believe) the CPU, and it helped get it to the dash one time, but that's as good as it got. =\

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