Interview with Joonas Laakso for Ridge Racer Unbounded

Honest to God I had to try so hard to stop myself from shouting “RIIIIIDDDDGGGEEEE RACCCCCCEEERRR” during this interview, and that is probably a good thing too, as Ridge Racer Unbounded is an all-new take on a series which has been around since the early ’90s. 

I interviewed Joonas Laakso, producer from Finnish studio BugBear who has been given creative control over the new title and they haven’t been afraid to make some gutsy moves. We discussed why they feel it is time to take the game in a new direction, their biggest new feature, massive environmental damage, and of course we discuss what the community response has been from old and new fans alike.

Hollie Bennett