Bandai Namco has announced its intention to shut down the servers for Ridge Racer Driftopia.

The free-to-play racing game has been in beta since September 2013 as a Steam Early Access title and on PlayStation 3.

The servers will shut down by 15th August.

Bandai Namco thanked players for their support. "All the feedbacks will be taken into account for the upcoming projects," read a statement.

It doesn't sound like the game will be launched proper following the server shutdown, but we've asked Bandai Namco for more information.

Ridge Racer Driftopia, from Ridge Racer Unbounded developer Bugbear Entertainment, was roundly criticised by players for its micro-transaction fuelled gameplay.

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