If you're still playing Real Racing 3 [Free], keep an eye peeled for an upcoming update to the game that The Firemonkeys just posted a short teaser video for. Aside from adding both the Chevrolet Cobalt SS and the Camaro ZL1, there's going to be over 100 new events to play through, a brand new "Hunter" mode, and something no iOS game should be without: Cloud save functionality.

It shouldn't be much of a surprise, but, both cars are looking pretty great:

Also, in other Real Racing news, cars go on sale in game on the reg', and it seems like the best place to stay up to date on what's currently available on the cheap is by haunting the Real Racing Facebook page. Liking it might help you be a little more savvy with spending your RR3 funny money.

  • Rothgarr

    The IAPs were the most blown-out-of-proportion thing I can remember about any app ever. I've been playing this game daily since it came out and I still haven't had to pay a penny and I'm playing this WAY more than I did RR1 and RR2. (Still wish it had replays and the ability to play on a TV like previous versions, though)

    I look forward to this update. When it comes out I might throw the devs a few bucks by making an IAP just becuase -- I have gotten more gameplay out of this than some $60 games I've purchased.

    • http://twitter.com/nrathaus Noam Rathaus

      I find the cars in this game very expensive in comparison to the amount of money you make. How exactly did you get to the point of purchasing cars that are above the 500,000$ mark? I have yet to find courses that give more than 10K for the win and I have the McLaren and Porche cars (bought via helmets)

      • Rothgarr

        I haven't spent that much on a car yet -- I have 13 cars, the most expensive one being the 911 GT3 RS. I haven't focused on collecting cars but rather completing different series up to 100%. I've completed the first three to 100% and I'm now working on completing "Everday Heroes". I've found that by not spreading myself out so thin with many cars that I'm not short on cash when I need upgrades or when it's time to buy a new car for a new series. Once you do have a number of cars there's usually more than one series you can race it in to make more money. And it seems that the money earned ramps up with the difficulty of the races. Sure, there's some grinding to make money from time to time, but I've had to do the same thing in Forza...

      • http://twitter.com/nrathaus Noam Rathaus

        It sounds like you haven't reached the point I am in. I did as you did, I have "only" 7 cars (less than you) with my aim to get the high-end cars. The Pro cars are above 1M$ not an easy feat to get to. Even if I wanted to go the IAP way, to buy these cars would be spending 50$, the 5$ won't get you anywhere.

      • Rothgarr

        Yeah but you'd have that problem in ANY racing game, including Forza and Gran Turismo. You can't go from the starting "junk" car to collecting supercars in those career modes, either, without an insane amount of painful grinding -- you have to work your way up. As you do, you progressively make more and more money.

      • naturalucka

        Race and win, repeatedly.

      • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Fade to Slack

        Get more active friends and you'll have no trouble making cash if you're good at the game. Getting 150% of a 1st place purse as a bonus for beating 15 TSM friends never gets old.

      • MartianLM

        As others have said, get loads of GC friends as it significantly increases how much you can win. Beat 21 friends in a cup race and you'll be laughing all the way to the bank. 18 cars here and 40+ hours played and not needed to spend any real life money, masses more to get, if you like the basic principle the game will last you a very very long time. For free. A one point I had 14 cars and half a million R$ so it's not a pay wall at all (can't speak for end game though). As the OP said, I've played many full priced pc and console games with far less gameplay than this. I also played RR2 and RR3 is much better.

      • wojovox

        I'm in the same boat. I own 3 of the r$500,000+ cars and 6 around the r$200,000 range and still have r$700,000 and 350 gold in the bank.

        I'm a level 60 and never felt like I was grinding. I've thoroughly enjoyed every race. I turn on some Pandora or some NPR and will go for an hour or 2 before bed.

        Others can complain about IAP and EA until the sun rises, but I'm really liking this game. The only detail that frustrates me is how fixed the bots paths are. If you're in their way you have to turn into them or say hello to the wall. Southbank is a nail biter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bchccc Bruno Carriço

      I do concur with you... 7 cars and not a dime spent in the app!

      • nizy

        Yep. I'm at 21 cars with zero real money spent. Earning cash has not been a problem, I just try to 100% complete series to earn the bonuses. And when my current cars need servicing, I go grind some old events. Finally, is buying cars when they're on sale - ether the weekly feature, or via showcase events.

      • cuw

        If you add lots and lots and lots of friends to gamecenter you can do races in the first series that give upward of 15,000 for top 5 places in a cup race.

        I broke my rule of no IAP because honestly this game is that good so I bought the pack with the gt cars because I wanted to experience that end of the game and holy woah having like 1.8g on your tires is another experience altogether.

  • iValerio90

    In = cancer

    • jamespr

      I think you'll find that anyone that has suffered or seen a family member or friend suffer from cancer would disagree with you.

  • iMario

    Finally, cloud save! Should be initial.

    • nizy

      Agreed. And when this hits I can finally stop playing the New Zealand version of the game and get the UK version!

  • Professionalbum

    I still haven't downloaded it yet...meh

  • GiHubb

    My biggest complaint and what stopped me from playing is the stupid AI. Because of the "time shifted multiplayer" cars have to finish at a predetermined time and so do not attempt to overtake one another and are completely oblivious to you. In essence you constantly attempt to overtake a long blind road train. Until the AI boredom is addressed, I doubt I'll load the game again.

    • Rothgarr

      I've noticed this, too. I can understand cars wanting to take the correct line for turns but this is pretty ridiculous...

    • naturalucka

      All the whining about TSM is irrelevant once you realize opponents drive exactly like you. They don't move away to make you comfortable space.

  • diaskeaus

    Please, not more events, but new areas!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicolas.grignon Nicolas Grignon

    still no replay? what a shame for such a beautiful game...

    • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Fade to Slack

      I wonder if the graphics engine is actually working against them in that regard.

  • Monteirri

    I wish Mazda was in the roster!!!

  • nonstickron

    Getting a RL friend or two playing and it gets a lot more fun, trying to win back races from them.

  • PureRumble

    Does this brand "new game mode" mean ill be able to compete in -real- (<<< hilarious word i know) multiplayer? U know like in virtually every other racing game out there?

    No? Not yet?? Dont wanna spend some of that big tons of money u make on server maintenance right? At least not yet...

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Paul/1186812355 Sebastian Paul

      Real multiplayer wouldn't work with this game and especially the way they try to earn money with it.

      The game is designed in a way so that you'll have to repair your car about every five races.

      And then you have to wait up to half an hour every 10 races.

      Imagine sitting in your room with two of your friends and having to wait 30 minutes or paying money to be able to use your cars.

      With TSM, this problem doesn't exist - so that nobody realizes how awful this TSM stuff actually is.

      For real multiplayer to work, they would have to add a mode in which cars don't get damaged - but how many people would still play the regular grind-and-wait-mode instead of having much more fun online?

      This game will probably never see a real multiplayer mode, which is why i have deleted it a few days ago.

      Such a shame that Electronic Arts destroyed a truly awesome franchise :(

  • http://twitter.com/nuno2k nuno lourenco

    i love this game ,only needs replay and ferrari

  • Gamer_Kev

    I'm not sure if I even have RR3 still on my iPod touch, as I meant to delete it. I played it a couple of times, but then went back to the much better RR2. Other people might dismiss it, but the IAP pay to get ahead system ruins any feel of a serious racing sim. You can't consider anyone on it a worthy opponent when you don't know weather they got their position by skill or by paying for it.

  • felipe

    Great game... but, IAP is wrong, credits would be more cheap. Im a good player, with a feel races i gotta real racing money for $5 IAP - stupid. Id like to buy IAP, but today makes no sense at all. Other stupid implementation is endurance mode - wtf is that? There is some friends with 86km done... ridiculous.

    • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Fade to Slack

      Endurance mode is broken, but there's really nothing wrong with the IAP. It's about as optional as it gets.

      • felipe

        I dont think so. Today, 150 gold = $19.99 and R$2,000.000 = $49.00. I played 40 hours and earned 336 gold and R$2,000.000. I never will pay the values above.. but id like to pay something about $5,00 / R$2,000.000. IAP is not attractive to me.

      • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Fade to Slack

        That's the point, though. You don't need to buy the gold or R$ at all, so why worry about how it's not a particularly good value? The only time it's appealing at all is the very beginning of the game, and that's what stuff like the Starter's Pack should be for anyhow.

        People who want instant gratification pay for the game while patient people get the game for free. The whales make up for the people who are playing the game the right way and more people get exposed to a pretty great game.