Earlier this morning, Eli and I spent some time with Real Racing 3, which is available now in some international App Stores. As you probably already know, this is a free-to-play game and this little factoid is kinda rubbing dudes the wrong way. The fear is that EA has tuned the game to be no more than an IAP machine that forces users to pay at every corner, turn, and twist. In the interest of SCIENCE, we decided to see if this was, in fact, the case. Spoiler: it isn’t.
In the following, we spend around 30 minutes in the game in a rush to hit paywall. We eventually do, but it wasn’t one that felt gross. You’ll see what we mean, if you take a look. Check it out: