UK developer Codemasters has just announced an all-new title in the GRID racing games series. The title is called GRID, and it is the fourth game in the series, with the last one being Grid Autosport from 2014. The brand new title, which seemingly reboots the series, will release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 13.
GRID will deliver intense wheel-to-wheel racing action, spanning four continents and some of the world’s most famous city streets and race circuits. You’ll be able to choose cars from GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle, Super-Modified, and more. There will be several race types including Circuit, Street Racing, Ovals, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point, and World Time Attack.
The developers taunt the game’s perfect balance, offering risk and reward for every type of racer. Handling will be incredibly responsive and feature a learning curve appealing to both casual arcade gamers and core simulation racers. There’s a progression reward system through liveries, player cards, teammates, achievements, and driving accolades.
The AI drivers in GRID will push players to the limits in order to earn a place on the podium and the ultimate victory in the GRID World Series Championship. The game includes realistic damage effects that affect both the car’s performance and handling. An AI nemesis system will offer players a racer rival who will stop at nothing to get revenge in the race.
Codemasters has recruited F1 and Endurance and Stock Racing Fernando Alonso as a Race Consultant to develop GRID. The driver will also appear in-game. Players can enter a series of events against of Aloson’s Esports driving team FA Racing, across multiple classes of racing before facing the former World Champion in his infamous Renault R26 F1 car in a final showdown race. Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters, commented on the announcement:
GRID as a racing franchise is revered by our community and we are delighted to bring it to the current generation of consoles. 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.
More information about the game is available on the official website. A pre-order option is already available for Xbox One from Amazon UK. For other news and details, you can follow the Codemasters game blog and the game on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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