Real Racing 3 Archive

Real Racing 3 Update Brings Car Customizations

The latest update to Real Racing 3 has hit the App Store and is usually the case, Electronic Arts has crammed a lot of goodies into it.  The big items in this release include car customisation, a photo mode and several new cars to go toddling around the various tracks in the game.

The car customisation feature is one that many have asked EA for to create their own look & feel to their cars.  Now you can add things like vinyls, adjust the ride height and create some awesome looking paint jobs to any of your cars (at a cost of gold within the game).  Once you have created your custom look, you can use the new photo mode to take photos of your cars as well as your driving in action.  The new photo mode has filters that allow you to tweak and customise your photos which you can then share on Facebook or Twitter.

Then there are the new cars.  EA always gives players new cars when they update Real Racing 3 and this is no exception.  This update brings the Aston Martin DB9, Vanquish and the almighty V12 Vanquish S to the game.

EA has put together a great little video to show you the highlights of these new features

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Real Racing 3 Update Brings Real Time Multiplayer Racing

Just in time for Christmas, the team over at FireMonkey (a division of EA Sports) has released an awesome update to Real Racing 3 for iOS.  This update brings new cars and new series’ of races but the biggest new feature of all: Real Time Multiplayer racing!

In the v2, which is now available in the App Store, you can race up to four friends at once in Real Racing 3 via Game Center.  There no special setup required:  Just select Online Multiplayer and you will be shown a Game Center panel

Real Racing 3 Multiplayer Racing

Real Racing 3 Multiplayer Racing

where you can select your friends to race against or you can have Real Racing 3 go and find opponents who are currently online.

The other big news in this release is the addition of two new cars:  The Lamborghini Veneno and the McLaren P1.  These two “hyper exotics” join a lineup of fully licensed cars in the game, 79 of them now, so you get real cars from real manufactures to race.  These two high end cars are only available once you reach deep into your career in the game so if you are new to Real Racing 3, be prepared to spend a lot of time racing – and a little bit of money through in-app purchases to have more resources.  Along with the new cars comes a new racing series, the Vertex Series, for racing these new Supercars.

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Real Racing 3 for iOS Update Brings New Ferrari’s and Events

Electronic Arts has released a significant new update to Real Racing 3 for iOS that brings a host of changes including the Enzo Ferrari to the car line up.  The update, which is available now in the App Store, is just over 1GB in size so it is something you will have to update to over WiFi.

The Enzo Ferrari joins the ranks of the extreme performance cars in Real Racing 3 for iOS and joins with the 458 Spider and 599 GTO for all you Tifosi out there.  In addition to the cars there are now Weekly Time Trial Tournaments in the game.  This allows you to test your best lap against others around the world to win R$ (the “cash” of the game) and Gold

Real Racing 3 Time Shifted Multiplayer

Real Racing 3 Time Shifted Multiplayer

(The “special cash” of the game).

For those who like to view your race dominating wins, there is now a Race Replays option for you.  Here you can view your race with camera and playback controls so you can see just how out-of-shape you were going through Eau Rouge at Spa.  Finally there are four new Events series in Real Racing 3 for iOS which brings you over 100 new individual events for you to compete in with your cars.

If you have read AlliOSNews for any amount of time you know that I’m a huge fan of Real Racing 3.  This is by far the best racing simulator out there for iOS and when you combine this game with the likes of the new iPad Air, it is all-singing-all-dancing.  It is better than a console based racing game in many ways and graphically it is nothing short of impressive.

Real Racing 3 for iOS is a Freemium game so the initial download is free.  You can make in-app purchases for R$ or Gold to speed up your car development, hire mechanics and so forth.  Those in-app purchases range from $1.99 to $19.99.  Note however that I’m up to level 20 in the game and I’ve yet to make an in-app purchase so the game can absolutely be played without making purchases to a large extent.

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Real Racing 3 Gets Bentley and Mercedes-Benz Cars Added to The Lineup

Arguably the best racing simulator game for iOS is Real Racing 3 and it has just received another massive update to bring new cars, features and events to the game.  The most significant part of the update is what is being dubbed the Prestige Cars update.  Now you will have access to Bentley and Mercedes-Benz.  This brings the car lineup to over 55 – and remember, this is a mobile platform game.  It’s impressive by any measure.

In this update the Time Trial mode is available with global leaderboards and ghost racing.  This was one of the most

Real Racing 3 brings Bentley and Merc to Players

Real Racing 3 brings Bentley and Merc to Players

requested features by players of Real Racing 3 and will be a welcome edition for all who like to play multiplayer.

There are other updates like getting R$ when you race each day or when you run a clean race, new porgression system to help you unlock cars throughout your career and improved graphics.

Yes, they managed to improve the graphics.

Here are the full Release Notes:

The Prestige Cars Update is here! Bentley and Mercedes-Benz join Real Racing 3’s extensive stable of manufacturers, while the highly requested Time Trial mode arrives with global leaderboards and ghost racing!

• New manufacturers – Bentley and Mercedes-Benz join an exciting line-up of over 55 licenced cars
• New event type – Time Trial! Race against yourself, your friends and the world for the top leaderboard position
• Bonus R$ – Get an R$ boost for the first race of each day, earn bigger bonuses for consecutive days of play
• Clean Race Bonus – Drive cleanly and fairly to receive R$ bonuses
• New progression system – Unlock cars and events as you progress through the new career
• Improved graphics – Per-pixel shadowing on high-end devices!
• 180+ new events!

Real Racing 3 is a Universal App and is a free download in the App Store.  The game offers in-app purchases ranging from $1.99 to $19.99.

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Real Racing 3 Gets Another Major Update

Real Racing 3 has received another major update from the Electronic Arts FireMonkeys division which brings new tracks, cars and improvements to the popular racing simulator.  Real Racing 3 is arguably the best racing simulator game available for iOS although the game has been controversial with its “freemium” model that many long time players of the franchise (me included) where not thrilled to see.

Regardless, the latest update brings the Dubai Autodrome to the Real Racing 3 virtual world.  The track, modelled after the real one in Dubai, brings 6 track layouts with both day and twilight racing events.  From a car perspective, Lexus is now a manufacture represented in the game with the Lexus IS-F and LFA making their debut.  Dodge also gets some new cars in the game with the Charger RT and Charger SRT8.

In all the update brings 50 new levels to Real Racing 3, keeping the challenges up for both casual and die-hard players.

Real Racing 3 is a free download and it is a Universal app in the App Store.  There are plenty of in-app purchases ranging from $1.99 to 19.99 in price for cash, cars and events access.

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Real Racing 3 – The Ultimate Racing Game for Any Platform [Review]

Real Racing 3, one of the most anticipated game releases for iOS for some time, has finally hit the App Store for download.  The photorealistic tracks and cars are real courses, brands and models respectively, making this version of Real Racing the most realistic racing game for iOS available.  Having been a long time racing game player on Xbox – F1 2012, Forza, etc – Real Racing 3 in many ways is better than a console game purely from a graphics perspective.

Interestingly, Electronic Arts has made Real Racing 3 a “Freemium” game meaning that the game itself is free but there are limitations in the game which you have to make in-app purchases to get around those limitations.  This model is nothing new – most of the top games in the App Store have this exact same model and, having played Real Racing 3 for a few hours now you can do a lot of racing without making a single in-app purchase.  But you have to be patience for things like repair times or when a car can become available after you purchase it, etc.

Let’s start with the basics:  Real Racing 3 is a whopping 750MB download.  Yes, all those pretty graphics come at a price, namely storage space on your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod Touch.  EA recommends that you have at least 2GB free space on your device to play the game as it will need to do a lot of graphics caching to work properly (i.e. frame rates).  You will have to download it via iTunes or via WiFi from your device directly.  The game is supported on the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, iPad 2, iPad 3rd & 4th generation, iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation, and iPad Mini.  The afore in-app purchases range in price from $1.99 to $19.99.

Racing Circuits of Real Racing 3

One of the big changes to Real Racing 3 over previous versions of the game is the inclusion of real racing circuits.  These race tracks include some of the most famous from around the world and the FireMonkey development team of EA spent hundreds of hours at the actual tracks to get the details right.  That work paid off – for you.  Now you can race on circuits such as Mazda Raceway Leguna Seca (USA), Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Silverstone (England), Indianpolis Motor Speedway (USA), Suzuki Circuit (Japan) and Hockenheimring (Germany) just to name a few.  Having these real course pulls you even further into the racing experience where you get to figure out how to control the car through the almighty

Real Racing 3 has real tracks from around the world

Real Racing 3 has real tracks from around the world

Eau Rouge turn at Spa for example.  If you are a Formula 1 fan, ALMS or World Endurance fan, you will smile when you get to race around one of these circuits.

The work the FireMonkey team put into getting these circuits accurate is evident the first lap you turn at them.  The textures of the circuits are superb and the surrounding backgrounds of the circuits are accurate to the finest level.  Once you see one of the tracks you will quickly figure out where the bulk of the 750MB download came from on the install.  But it is worth it.

There are other little detailed improvements to the game like a working rear view mirror in the cars.  This is thanks to the Mint 3  Engine that is being used to render the graphics being able to keep up with the game play.

Real Racing 3 coming late 2012 and it looks awesome

If you are a race simulator fan then 2012 is going to be a good year for you.  Firemonkeys announced earlier this month that they will be releasing Real Racing 3, the latest edition of the Real Racing franchise, in 2012.  In addition to the announcement, Firemonkeys released some photos and videos and the quality looks stunning.

In addition to the awesome graphics of the game, Real Racing 3 will also have a full lineup of racing Porsches in the game thanks to Electronic Arts’ licenses (Firemonkey is a division of EA).  That lineup includes

  • 2010 911 GT3 RS
  • 2012 911 GT3 RS 4.0
  • 2010 911 GT3 Cup
  • 2006 Carrera GT

These Porsches are in addition to the planned Dodge and Audi cars that will be in the game.

Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

For the first time in the Real Racing franchise, real-world tracks will be used in the game.

Real Racing 3 will also include a full lineup of real world tracks from the top names around the world including Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Silverstone. With a 22 car grid, gamers will be able to pit themselves against 21 other drivers in one race.

The team is also working on improving the overall race day experience in the game and leveraging mobile hardware to its maximum potential.

There is no formal release date for Real Racing 3 but it will be this year.  The Firemonkey team is constantly adding new news, information, videos and screenshots to their Facebook page.  That is your best single place to find information about the game.