The first ever free-to-play game for the 3DS by SEGA, Initial D: Perfect Drift online is scheduled to release in Japan this winter. Players are ready to purchase points to speed up the unlocking method, however the game’s content will be attained for free with enough success in its on and offline gameplay. The project is headed by Yakuza series lead Toshihiro Nagoshi, and a recent Famitsu interview translated by Siliconera explored SEGA’s attainable future with F2P games. “We do not intend to stop with this title, and after trying over its results, we’ll have faith in what to try and do next,” Nagoshi aforementioned. While Nagoshi acknowledges smartphones would offer a wider install base, he is “very fascinated by seeing what happens” with Initial D on the 3DS. Except for the 3DS’ quality with grade school students, Nagoshi believes there is additionally an opportunity on the platform with the older market.