News

GRID Returns This September On Consoles And PC

on

Is GRID coming back? Codemasters revealed the fourth installment in the famed racing series is under production, and should be finished this fall. What can we expect this time?

The new GRID (which has yet to reveal its full title, assuming it isn’t just “GRID” again) will feature a wide range of cars to choose from such as GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle, Super-Modified and more. The various racing modes planned include Circuit, Street Racing, Ovals, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point and World Time Attack. Three seasons’ worth of additional content are planned in the post-release schedule. And this time, Codemasters has hired a special consultant….professional F1 racer Fernando Alonso.

“Having competed across F1®, Endurance and Stock Racing, GRID is the perfect game for me and I’m delighted the studio has added both myself and my racing team into the game,” Alonso said in a public statement. “GRID offers so much variety and I welcome the challenge when players get to line-up against me.”

GRID strikes the perfect balance, offering risk and reward for every type of racer. Handling is incredibly responsive with a learning curve that appeals to both casual arcade gamers through to the core simulation racers. Progression is rewarded through liveries, player cards, team mates, achievements and driving accolades. AI drivers push the player to their limits to earn a place on the podium and ultimate victory in the GRID World Series Championship. Realistic damage can affect both the car’s performance and handling and too much contact with the same racer will see them emerge as a nemesis who will stop at nothing to get their revenge in the race.

“GRID as a racing franchise is revered by our community and we are delighted to bring it to the current generation of consoles,” said Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters. “The game offers so much variety and depth, from the number of modern and classic cars through to the locations and race options. Renowned for its handling, the game will appeal to all types of player, from casual drivers who want a lean-in challenge, to sim drivers who want some serious fun.”

The new GRID is due out September 7 on Playstation 4, XBox One and PC. Preorders are live today.

Like this Article? Subscribe to Our Feed!

About Peter Paltridge

Peter Paltridge

Recommended for you

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply