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News - Rumour: Ridge Racer 8 Might Not Be Drifting Onto The Nintendo Switch After All

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Rumour: Ridge Racer 8 Might Not Be Drifting Onto The Nintendo Switch After All


Last year, there was a rumour Bandai Namco was bringing Ridge Racer 8 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. While there was never any official announcement made, this project has now been axed, according to the YouTube channel Doctre81.

This update comes from the LinkedIn profile of a former Bandai Namco Singapore Studios employee, who used to be a senior software engineer at the company and was the lead engineer on two “unannounced and cancelled” titles using Unreal Engine 4.

BN Listing

It all ties in nicely with Shawn Pitman’s LinkedIn page (dating back to last February), when he was still a lead designer at Bandai Namco’s Singapore Studios. Here, he listed the team was working on an unannounced first-person shooter exclusive to Nintendo’s hybrid system (believed to be Metroid Prime 4, before development was restarted by Retro Studios) and the other game mentioned was the Switch-only title, Ridge Racer 8.

Original listing (Feb 2018)
Original listing (Feb 2018)

Original Listing (Updated)
Original Listing (Updated)

The source of this discovery (Doctre81) is the same individual who found the original LinkIn profile last February and is previously known for finding references to the Nintendo Switch in CD Projekt job listings, months before The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced for Switch.

The last time a Ridge Racer game appeared on a Nintendo platform was at the beginning of the 3DS generation in 2011. Before then, there was Ridge Racer DS in 2004, the spin-off R: Racing Evolution on the GameCube in 2003, and the Nintendo 64 title, Ridge Racer 64 (released in 2000).

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