EA and FireMonkeys are bracing for backlash following the announcement that upcoming release, Real Racing 3 will be free-to-play when it launches on February 28th. The move has been designed to draw in a greater number of mobile gamers, but long-time fans of the franchise are feeling a little bit upset.
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We are so excited about this game and wanted it to be accessible to everyone so we didn’t want there to be any barriers to entry.
This accessibility is also what drives the awesome new Time Shifted Multiplayer feature, in that you can play competitive multiplayer with anyone any time, and they don’t need to be online with you at the same time.
Without any additional purchases, fans are given a robust, fully-featured game straight out of the box, says Mayo:
At launch we have 46 licensed vehicles covering 3 classes, a 22 car grid, real world tracks, 8 varied event types and 900+ events. This means hundreds of hours of gameplay for free making this one of the most expansive games ever on mobile.
…and that’s expansive, not expensive.
More details on Real Racing 3 are headed our way in the next couple of weeks, before the game hits iOS and Android devices on February 28th.