We have received questions as to why Quantum Rush will be free-to-play and what kind of in-game purchases there will be. Briefly we have addressed these in the answer below and we will be giving more concise information over the course of development.
First of all, it is very important to us to point out that although Quantum Rush will be free-to-play there will be no system of pay-to-win. People will be able to pay money for cosmetic changes such as skins and color packs, additional garage and racer configuration slots and to boost progression through tiers, for example via research boosts. The matchmaking system creates separate matches for all tiers and also takes into account your ELO rating for the given tier, so it will not negatively effect you if other players progress faster. For some, free-to-play is synonymos with grinding through a specific part of the game in order to progress – we will have nothing like this in Quantum Rush and there will be nothing in the game you can purchase with real money that gives you a competitive advantage over other players on the racetrack.
Against this background, we believe that free-to-play is the best way we can go with Quantum Rush. There are no drawbacks but many advantages: people who do not want to or simply can not spend money on games can still enjoy it and become part of the community, you can try out all aspects of the game before deciding to pay for anything and you do not have to commit to paying money every month if you want to keep playing.
Keep throwing your questions at us and we will keep answering them!
Your Quantum Rush team