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GRID Autosport Endurance Gameplay Trailer

Discussion in 'GRID Autosport' started by Bram, May 23, 2014.

  1. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    Today Codemasters revealed a new video showcasing the Endurance racing discipline, one of the five unique styles of racing set to star in the game’s new world of professional motorsport.

    In the video, gameplay footage of GRID Autosport’s Endurance racing discipline reveals spectacular sports cars racing into the night in extended events where “you can never win a race on the first corner.” The video also features real-world professional drivers explaining the enduring appeal of the discipline and how to succeed in the sport, including Matt Bell of United Autosports, Aleksander Schjerpen from Century Motorsport and Rory Butcher of the Oman Racing Team / Motorbase Performance who comments, “You’ve got to be quick of course. You’ve got to treat the car well to get to the end of the race. You’ve got to be very consistent over the long distance.”

    In GRID Autosport’s Endurance events players must manage tyre wear and race to a strategy in extended races which provide a true test of racing skill, patience and car management. As players race, they must manage their tyres which will lose grip as they break traction or go off track, affecting performance and handling as the race progresses. Players who look after their tyres will be faster towards the end of the race.

    In career mode, Endurance events are set at night for dramatic racing and an extra challenge, and gamers can also set up Custom Cup and online races to put the stunning Endurance cars to the test in day time events. In the drive to capture the feel of racing in real-world Endurance events, Codemasters has consulted with professional drivers and the experts at Autosport magazine to distil the experience into scalable races, whether online or in career mode.

    Endurance events feature stunning prototypes on the cutting edge of automotive engineering and some of the most exciting and desirable production cars tuned for sports racing, each requiring incredible aerodynamics, blistering pace and extraordinary reliability. Players will get behind the wheels of contemporary and classic cars including the Aston Martin N24 V12 Zagato, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, McLaren 12C GT3, Audi R8 LMS Ultra, Lola B12/80, Shelby Cobra “Daytona” Coupe, Ford GT40 MK1 and more as they race on the games circuits, including Yas Marina, Sepang and the world-famous Hockenheimring. Endurance events test both the capacity of the cars competing to withstand the extreme stresses placed on the vehicles in this long form of motorsport and each driver’s ability to maintain concentration at high speeds over distance.

    In GRID Autosport’s huge career, gamers will specialise in their favourite racing discipline or conquer them all; players will feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, race into the night in Endurance events, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, show car control in Tuner events and react on the fly in Street races. Each unique category features series dedicated to different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Endurance GT Cars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Super Modified vehicles, Drift cars and many, many more. Bursting with content, GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations and the world’s most exciting contemporary and classic high-performance racing cars to collect, tune and upgrade.

    GRID Autosport is set to ship on 24th June in the USA and release on June 27th in Europe for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and for the PlayStation 3.

    For more on GRID Autosport make sure to check out the forums and the gallery.

  2. Howard

    Staff Emeritus | Engineer at Manor Racing Premium Member

    Endurance races will feature 16 car offline grids, and 12 players online. The race format will be practice, qualy then race, with the race kicking off with a rolling start. AI will run multiple strategies, and we assume that there will be multi-class races. Races will last for around 40 minutes.

    We’re waiting on confirmation of the full car list. Here’s what we think will be included:

    • Audi R8 LMS Ultra
    • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
    • Aston Martin N24 V12 Zagato
    • Nissan 2008 (R35) GT-R Nismo GT500
    • McLaren 12C GT3
    • Honda HSV-010 GT
    • Lola B12/80
    • Shelby Cobra “Daytona” Coupe
    • Ford GT40 MK1
    • Mazda 787B

    Take a look at the touring car trailer & car list here.
  3. 16 car grids are a bit disappointing. I was hoping for crazy 40 man style grids GTR2 style. :D
  4. How long will the races be and will there be day/night transitions duting a race?

    Ok just seen 40 mins. Hardly endurance is it?
  5. Rob

    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    Bad news: Yea, this is no "endurance" game, even though they title a class that. (Tells you the mentality of the average console gamer). In that class, maximum of 20 laps or 40 minutes per race, although you can have up to five back to back races with any grid order you want for the subsequent one.

    Good News: In Custom Cup, you can pick any car and put it on any track and change the day/night conditions. There will be about 50-75 cars I think. You can add any level of A.I. to the max grid of 12 and tire wear will be a factor in the endurance races.
  6. Peter Hooper

    Peter Hooper
    Premium Member

    It does seen a bit odd to call something endurance racing and yet limit it to 40 minutes :/ Other than that it looks really promising. Would have been nice to see more than twelve cars on an online grid too.
  7. Rob

    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    No doubt. 16 in singleplayer and 16 in F1. Wonder why not here? BUt the races are shorter and the cars less fragile. Plus we can always pick the non GP track (sort of like the Aussie V8 Supercars at COTA) to keep the crowd bunched.
  8. really agree here........if your going to call it endurance......then make it one....would love to see more than 40 minutes.......3, 6,12, even full 24 hours......oh well, maybe codies are listening.......looking forward to this though....☺
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  9. Rob

    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    New gold copy gameplay from the beautiful Red Bull Ring in the A1GP open wheel machine. Laps at about 1:15 or so. Very tight it appears.
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  10. Peter Hooper

    Peter Hooper
    Premium Member

    I forgot we were getting this track in the game, that's great :thumbsup: it looks superb, especially after just watching the race there this weekend xxx

    Not sure what I think of these split screen videos, bit distracting tbh, you can't watch both at once anyway :/
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