In 2009, Aussie developer Firemint released Real Racing for the iPhone, stunning mobile gamers with amazing visuals and setting the standard for realistic mobile racing games. In 2010 the studio released Real Racing 2, adding licensed cars from major manufacturers and online play for up to 16 players.
Firemonkeys’ eagerly anticipated Real Racing 3 is the first free-to-play entry in the popular mobile racing franchise. How far you can get without paying real money depends entirely on how much patience you possess — do you mind waiting 10 minutes for tire repair?
The Firemonkeys call it “Time-Shifted Multiplayer”. It sounds an awful lot like racing against ghosts, but the multiplayer aspect of the upcoming third iteration of mobile’s flagship racing franchise is just a little bit creepier than ghosts.