If you were looking forward to pulling some right-angle drifts through oncoming traffic in a couple of weeks, we’ve got some bad news. Namco Bandai has announced that it has delayed the scheduled 2nd March release date for BugBear’s uncharacteristically crashy take on the Ridge Racer series, Ridge Racer Unbounded, until the 30th March.

A spokesperson told our friends over at Eurogamer.net:

The development team felt they needed a little bit of extra time to optimise the game.

It seems like a reasonable explanation, but we have to question just how much a four week delay factors into the quality of a game.

Still, we trust Namco and BugBear to know their project better than we do. It’s disappointing for those looking forward to the game though.

You can find out more on the official Ridge Racer Unbounded website.

[via eurogamer.net]