GRID (2019) | Online Public Lobbies Coming Soon

Codemasters have confirmed online public lobbies will soon be coming to their new racing game, GRID.

Yes, anyone looking to throw their hat into the ring for some could be good, could be awful online racing have reasons to be cheerful this Christmas - public lobby racing is making its way to arcade racer, GRID.

Believe it or not, two months on from release of this anticipated new arcade racing game from Codemasters, players still don't have the ability to engage in that favourite pass time we all love to hate - participating in unregulated public lobby events! Fear not dear sim racer, this particular itch is about to be scratched by the good people of Codemasters, the British studio recently informing the gaming public that plans are in place to bring this particular functionality to the title in early January 2020!

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Originally planned for a little later into the new year, Codemasters have been flat out in recent times sketching ideas about how public lobbies can be incorporated into the new game, and now it seems like a first pass at this feature will be ahead of schedule, and should be released across all platforms too.

Although not a firm date, Codemasters are anticipating a January launch window, although they haven't ruled out a potential post Christmas holiday release too, so we might have some fun coming our way sooner than we think...

Good times (or frustrating first corner crashes) are on their way....


GRID is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Start a thread in the new RaceDepartment GRID forum and get that community conversation flowing!

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PGSM

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This game is a total hoot. Crazy fun. If you're in the mood for just all out racing fun and in the mood to not take yourself too seriously, this is it. Highly recommend it. Not sure about online lobbies. That sounds insane.
 

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So did it not release with multiplayer? Or does it just not have freeform custom online events?
 
Glad they're addressing this. If they do something close to what they had for the Grid reboots from a few years ago that would up replayability, but guessing it won't cover all that they offered with that multiplayer mode. I like being able to jump into relatively quick races without practice and qualifying.
 

PGSM

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Wow, great, a basic f***ing feature. Congrats Codies.
I have a growing distaste for the sim racing crowd. Full of cursing and hateful attitudes. I'll probably move on from these sites. No offense to the folks that run it. I know. Don't let the door hit me on the way out. I won't. I certainly won't miss the nonsense.
 
I have a growing distaste for the sim racing crowd. Full of cursing and hateful attitudes. I'll probably move on from these sites. No offense to the folks that run it. I know. Don't let the door hit me on the way out. I won't. I certainly won't miss the nonsense.
To be fair, public lobby lists without AI filling the grid is a staple of any racing game. And GRID 2019 doesn't have it, while the previous games did. No-one is bashing this game for not being a serious sim. They are bashing CodeRemasters for releasing a game lacking basic functionality that was present in GRID titles many years ago.

CodeRemasters is turning into a shovelware company. It goes way beyond whether we like less serious racing games or not; it's about value for the money we pay.

There is nothing wrong with a good "arcade" or "sim-lite" racer. There is, however, something wrong when a remastered game is a mere shadow of its predecessors.
 

DKOliver

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I have a growing distaste for the sim racing crowd. Full of cursing and hateful attitudes. I'll probably move on from these sites. No offense to the folks that run it. I know. Don't let the door hit me on the way out. I won't. I certainly won't miss the nonsense.
Simracing bootlickers are the worst. You guys are the reason the most advanced SP feature most racing games has is a ****ing basic championship mode. Get your tongue out of the developers ass please
 

Dobermann92

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To be fair, public lobby lists without AI filling the grid is a staple of any racing game. And GRID 2019 doesn't have it, while the previous games did. No-one is bashing this game for not being a serious sim. They are bashing CodeRemasters for releasing a game lacking basic functionality that was present in GRID titles many years ago.

CodeRemasters is turning into a shovelware company. It goes way beyond whether we like less serious racing games or not; it's about value for the money we pay.

There is nothing wrong with a good "arcade" or "sim-lite" racer. There is, however, something wrong when a remastered game is a mere shadow of its predecessors.
Yes, this was my point. I love the first game, the second was meh and I didn't play Autosport, but I don't have the problem with the physics, I have problem with the lack of excitement and features.
 
I have a growing distaste for the sim racing crowd. Full of cursing and hateful attitudes. I'll probably move on from these sites. No offense to the folks that run it. I know. Don't let the door hit me on the way out. I won't. I certainly won't miss the nonsense.
LOL, help yourself to the rest of the Internet, but I think your expectations are too high hahah!

CodeRemasters
Love that!

My biggest issue with their single player is the rubber-band algorithms for the AI. If I screw up and miss a turn for some impromptu off-roading, and the field charges past me, they slow down and let me catch up. Then when I get a 5 second lead, they start lapping at an ungodly pace and hound my bumper. It's contrived.
 
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