Over the course of the last five years, Racing Rivals has grown into one of the most hardcore racing games in the world. This loyal community has spent countless hours competing in millions of races in “winner take all” fashion – all in the name of Turf Wars and pink slips.
However, all good things must come to an end… After spending time evaluating Rivals and its future – we’ve decided that it’s time to move on. Simply put, the revenue generated from Racing Rivals unfortunately no longer covers the cost of operations. This was not an easy decision to make.
On March 31st, 2019 – Rivals will be racing off into the sunset, and will be permanently shut down. Current players have until this date to utilize any accumulated virtual currency. We’ll be offering some massive reductions in the cost of crates, installs and repairs in addition to a reduction on timers as you race your way into the history books. Effective immediately, no new in-app purchases will be permitted.
In closing, a resounding and sincere THANK YOU to our extremely driven fans for your loyalty and dedication over the years – we hope you’ve enjoyed playing Racing Rivals as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.
First off, I want to apologize for the forums being down for too long. A piece of the puzzle was dropped when things were handed off from Glu to Carbonated and it took a lot of emails to get fixed. Irrelevant of the reason, we're sorry the page wasn't right for the past week.
Starting this last leg of showdown, we're trying the final rendition of turf points. The first attempt worked mechanically (the programming aspect) but the points were way off. No reason for a stock R2 to make more points per race than a max D class. So I worked from 5pm Monday evening till 3am Tuesday, went to sleep, woke up and put in another 5 hours till I had it straightened out. Then spent all day today getting it tested on the servers and having it pushed by the time Showdown event 4 started. It's been a constant mad dash...
If you have any issues at all with the new point system where things seem out of whack, please let me know.