Ridge Racer 7 Update
IGN has an update about Ridge Racer 7, what looks to be the premiere Japanese launch title for the PS3. Technically, the game is a masterpiece. It runs at 60 frames per second at 1920 x 1080. It has 5.1 surround sound for both sound effects and music. It will also feature 14 player online multiplayer support.
Ridge Racer 7 will have extensive HDD support. You can save your game, of course. (Hmmm. Actually, even though everyone has assumed this, I rarely find it actually stated.) You can also save downloaded content. But get this: the game does an install to the tune of 5GB worth of data! I certainly hope that this 5GB installation is an optional feature.
You’ll also be able to download additional music for a fee. Hmmm. Unfortunately, this makes me think that I won’t be able to use my own music, if they’re trying to sell me music tracks. The good news is that you’ll also be able download race events for free. Though I have no idea what a race event is. Personally, I’d prefer downloading new race tracks.