Designed with an ambition to reignite some of that fan passion fuelled by earlier GRID franchise games, the development of new title from Codemasters is currently in full swing back at Codies HQ. With release day drawing ever closer, the development team have revealed some further footage of the game in action - once again showing off the incredible visuals of what looks to be an impressive and worthy entry into the popular GRID franchise.
“As a team, we wanted to capture the essence of the original GRID which, in its day innovated the racing genre with best-in-class handling and the introduction of Flashback. We want to build on GRID’s legacy and create a game that focuses on three core pillars of choice & accessibility, motorsport stories and racing for glory, all of which are captured in the trailer,” said Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters. “Accessibility and Choice allows players to race their way with handling options for both the core sim racer and casual players. Secondly, it’s about Glory and Prestige. We want players to feel excited no matter where they finish - whether that’s in first place or coming out on top against your arch nemesis. Lastly, it’s about the unpredictable stories that happen in Motorsport; it’s why we watch motorsport on TV. It’s the drama and those the key moments that get you sitting on the edge of your seat. GRID isn’t about a procession of cars. It’s tight overtakes, bumper-to-bumper scrapes and competitive racing action. We want everything including the car to be able to tell a story at the end of the race through its bumps and scrapes. GRID gives players drama, excitement and unique motorsport stories in every race".
Set to release on both console and PC this October 11th, GRID will feature a diverse range of cars across many categories of road and race, with customisation set to form one of the key features of the new title.
So far, all looks very good indeed.
GRID will launch on PC and console October 11th 2019.
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