Sega Chief Creative Officer, Toshihiro Nagoshi, recently had a sit down with Japanese publication, Famitsu, regarding their direction with free to play games. Specifically with the first title they’ve announced for the Nintendo 3DS, Initial D: Perfect Drift Online.
He went on record saying that following the success of the free to play formula on iOS and Android, he’s keen to replicate that level of success on the 3DS.
“We don’t intend to stop with this title, and after looking over its results, we’ll think about what to do next. However, unlike games for smartphones, I believe there’s a perfect shape of ways to do things, somewhere out there, for the Nintendo 3DS. I believe that finding it will be our challenge, and in many ways, Initial D will be our first step.”
“At the moment, I can say that we’ve been thinking about plenty of things. We have suggestions amongst ourselves like ‘wouldn’t this be a perfect game for a F2P title on Nintendo 3DS’ and many more. So when the time comes to talk about it… we’ll just leave it at that for now.”