Real Racing 3 will be free, coming to iPhone, iPad and Android on February 28

Real Racing 3 will be free, coming to iPhone, iPad and Android on February 28
Real Racing 3, probably the most anticipated mobile racing game, will not only push the limits of the graphics on your device, but it will also do so for free. That’s right, Electronics Arts’ vice president Nick Earl surprised us by saying Real Racing 3 will be built around the freemium model, meaning it will cost zero dollars to download and probably rely on in-app purchases for monetization. Real Racing 2 in contrast costs $5.

Moreover, we now know Real Racing 3 will arrive on iPhone, iPad and Android devices on February 28th.

The ability to download the game for free will allow everyone to download Real Racing 3, but we’re yet to see how will Firemonkeys, the game developer, implement in-app purchases.

Real Racing 3 is promising to bring the racing experience up a notch with over 900 events and more than 600 hours of gameplay.

source: Bloomberg

Real Racing 3 will be free, coming to iPhone, iPad and Android on February 28

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16 Comments

1. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Wanna see the real streets, come on!

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Loads of actual tracks from all over the world this time :)

2. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I don't like the idea of in-app purchases.

5. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Me too!!

3. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Its nice to see that RR3 is coming soon but I dislike this idea of a freemium app with IAP... price it $5 and get rid of in-app purchases that are needed to complete the game...

4. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

you don't say

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yeah but it wouldn't be profitable, sadly. People would pirate the heck out of it

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

its a good idea to give it free......im sure 70% would have downloaded the apk and sd data

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This is freaking awesome.. can't wait! A truly and fully AAA racing game with a revolutionary multiplayer mode. I have really enjoyed Real Racing 2 and still play it almost every week, trying to improve my times. But it'll have to go now and make place for this on my phone.

8. nikenturd unregistered

Is there a catch? as in free free? really?

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The catch is in in app purchases. But I hope they make them dirt cheap - with some hundred million downloads across two platforms, it could pay off for EA. This is the second massive game (with the Blitz Brigade from Gameloft) in a week that goes for free. Android and iOS are starting a revolution here actually

10. nikenturd unregistered

Probably theyre going to cripple your uncompetitive free car .... leaving you no choice but to buy for upgrades and stuff to unlock further levels

13. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

No such thing as free when the experience is crippled out the box with mandatory in app purchases. Since so many people jailbreak/side load why not make it free?

14. dreeemer

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Every single smartphone driving game that relies on accelerometer steering is wonky! Hope they've fixed that. Plus, give us a pay up front option-freemium has that extra layer of annoyance that causes me 2 uninstall EVERY TIME.

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I'd rather pay the 4.99 for the complete game add free. Freemium games generally charge way more over the space of a game to progress rather than a once off. Glu are particularly guilty of massive money grabbing through freemium, and glu game takes continual money input to get anywhere reasonably far,I try to avoid Glu games at all cost because of this

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Yea, not a fan of this model. However, I dont mind throwing in a couple bucks here or there to games that have GOOD free 2 play models, such as the recent Temple Run 2. Its solely a skill based game, and purchases only will get you a faster route to progress. I havent spent a cent on it yet and I've just about maxed everything in the game. When Im done I will throw em a couple bucks because I like THAT type of free 2 play model.

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