Some weeks ago we told you about the new Initial D free-to-play game on its way to the 3DS (the Japanese one, obviously). Initial D Perfect Shift Online, developed by SEGA, looked like a shifting-only racing game, and now, with the first debut trailer, we know it for sure.
We’re kinda fond of anime and manga, and sure a new Initial D game is something that doesn’t slip off our radar. With our great pleasure (and curiosity) SEGA has announced a brand new game based on Initial D series for the Nintendo 3DS, called Initial D Perfect Shift Online.
Jenova Chen, co-founder of indie developer Thatgamecompany (you know, the one that made Journey), has been interviewed by Joystiq’s Jordan Mallory.
Now that Chen’s studio is no longer in an exclusive contract with Sony (and this is a very good news), they’re thinking about their next project. Should the game go free to play (with the usual microtransactions), though, Chen says it won’t be like the vast majority of free-to-play games he’s tried, which he says encourage microtransactions by annoying and frustrating the player.
“I would rather see a game where you play to feel happier, and to make other people like you, and the make the people you care about happy. That’s something I’ve never seen in a [free-to-play] game.”
Let’s see what the old Jenova will do! Stay tuned!