Third Iteration of the Popular Real Racing Franchise Delivers the
Ultimate Racing Experience on Mobile for Free
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- (Business Wire)
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that Real Racing™ 3 is
now available for the iPhone ®, iPad ®, iPod touch ®, Google Play and
Amazon Appstore. Developed by the EA Firemonkeys studio, the gamedelivers
the most exhilarating handheld racing experience and features 46
licensed vehicles covering three classes, a 22 car grid across real
world tracks, eight varied event types and over 900 events. Real
Racing 3 is available as a free download--a first for the
critically-acclaimed franchise--and was designed and developed from the
ground up as a free-to-play experience.
Real Racing 3 features hundreds of hours of gameplay, making it
one of the most robust mobile games available to date. All ofthe
game’s content is available for free without players needing to pay to
progress. In-game monetization will enable players to accelerate their
experience and speed up car servicing and upgrade wait times by spending
virtual currency, which can either be purchased or earned through racing
events, levelling-up, obtaining trophies and competing with friends.
“With Real Racing 3’s console-quality graphics, realistic
gameplay and unparalleled depth of content, the Real Racing franchise
is once again raising the bar for mobile games,” said Nick Earl, Senior
Vice President & General Manager EA All Play Label. “By developing Real
Racing 3 to be a freemium title, we’ve removed the barrier of entry,
thereby expanding the game’s audience and making it easier to find
multiplayer opponents, as well as giving players the freedom to enjoy
the game when and how they want.”
The ability to play against friends whenever and wherever is key to one
of Real Racing 3’s new features, Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM).
This new mode of competitive multiplayer allows players to race against
their friends, even if they have different devices or if they’re offline.
“Real Racing 3 is the best in the series, sporting some of the
most advanced multiplayer technology in the industry today,” said Tony
Lay, GM of the Firemonkeys. “Time Shifted Multiplayer adapts everyone’s
racing styles to competing cars on the track using leaderboards and
previous times to emulate how they’d drive those courses. Now everyone
will be able to battle against each other for bragging rights on the
track anytime, anywhere in a more realistic manner.”
Praised for its console-quality graphics, Real Racing 3 displays
dynamic reflections, persistent car damage and fully functioning rear
view mirrors in real time to enhance the realism of the race day
experience. Game features include:
- Real Cars – The largest ever roster of cars available in a Real
Racing title from all-newmanufacturers like Porsche,
Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti and Audi. Feel the intensity of an
authentic race grid of 22 cars for the first time on mobile.
- Real Tracks – A first for the Real Racing series. Burn
rubber around a full lineup of real tracks in multiple configurations
from top locations around the world, including Mount Panorama, Mazda
Raceway Laguna Seca, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone,
Hockenheimring, Melbourne CBD, and many more.
- Real People – With Real Racing 3’s Time Shifted
Multiplayer™ (TSM) you can race anyone, anytime, even if they’re
offline. Every single career event is filled with the fully
interactive AI-controlled time shift doubles of your Game Center or
Facebook friends, as well as other players from around the world.
- More Choice Than Ever – Compete in 900+ events including cup
races, elimination, endurance, and drag races. Upgrade a wide
selection of different car parts to maximize car performance. See the
action through a variety of camera angles and fine tune the controls
to your personal preference.
- The Premier Racing Experience – Persistent car damage, fully
functioning rear view mirrors, and dynamic reflections enhance the
realism of the race day experience. Real Racing 3 delivers a
rich, next-gen racing experience in the most advanced cross-platform
social and competitive racing community ever.
To download Real Racing 3 for free, please visit http://www.firemonkeys.com.au/downloadR3.
For more information on Real Racing 3, watch the launch trailerhere
and please visit http://www.facebook.com/RealRacing.
Additional assets including screenshots are available at http://info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 275 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
Real Racing, Time Shifted Multiplayer, The Sims and Need for Speed are
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA
International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield is a trademark of
EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property
of their respective owners and used with permission. iPhone, iPad, iPod
touch, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. App Store is a
service mark of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
Alexis McDowel, 650-628-7703
Carol Quito, 415-318-4109 (Media)
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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