New GRID Game Announced
Out of the blue, Codemasters announced that the GRID racing game franchise will be returning to the PC and the consoles this year.
Five years after the release of GRID Autosport, the British developer confirmed that the fourth GRID game will be released on 13 September 2019. The racing title will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The “Ultimate Edition” will launch 3 days earlier on September 10.
Codemasters promises fears racing on four continents, in different game modes such as Circuit, Street Racing, Oval, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point, and World Time Attack. You will be able to drive a variety of cars including GT’s, Touring cars, Stock Cars, Muscle Cars, Super-Modified and more.
Over 70 of the Most Iconic Cars Ever Raced – Race the greats, both current and classic, across a huge array of vehicle classes. Modern greats such as the Porsche 911 RSR and Ferrari 488 GTE in the GT class to classics including the Ford GT40 and Pontiac Firebird Modified are all available to race to their limits.
- Touring Cars (TC-1, Super Tourers, TC-2, Classic Touring)
- Stock Cars (Muscle, Pro Trucks, Oval Stocks)
- Tuner Cars (Modified, Super Modified, World Time Attack)
- GT Cars (Classic GT, GT Group 1, GT Group 2, Historic)
- Formula J o Prototype
- Group 7 Specials
12 Incredible Racing Locations – Compete in intense wheel-to-wheel races on iconic city streets, world-famous circuits, and beautiful point-topoints, featuring Havana, Shanghai, Brands Hatch, Indianapolis, and many more, with multiple routes at each location and varied time of day and weather conditions:
- China – Zhejiang Circuit, Shanghai, Circuit, Street Track
- Malaysia – Sepang International, Circuit, Circuit
- Japan – Okutama, Circuit
- United Kingdom – Brands Hatch, Silverstone Circuit, Circuit, Circuit
- Spain – Barcelona, Street Track
- United States – San Francisco, Indianapolis, Crescent Valley (fictional), Street Track, Circuit, Circuit
- Cuba – Havana, Street Track
- Australia – Sydney Motorsport Park, Circuit
Create Your Story, Define Your Legacy – Choose from six main career paths all leading to the GRID World Series, plus additional Showdown events.
- The Fernando Alonso Challenge
The Fernando Alonso Challenge – One of the most successful racing drivers of the modern era across F1, Endurance, and Stock racing, Fernando Alonso joins GRID as Race Consultant and his Renault R26 car features in-game. Complete his challenges and earn the right to race Alonso himself.
Six Exciting Race Types – Challenge yourself across various modes in-game, as well as an event/race creator:
- Racing – Traditional race mode with grid starts and chequered flag finish.
- Oval Racing – Rolling start, with a set number of laps.
- Time Trial – Single car on track/circuit against the clock.
- Time Attack – Multiple cars on track/circuit, staggered start against the clock.
- Skirmish – Players can test drive their cars, or have fun racing with friends whilst waiting for multiplayer sessions.
- Hot Lap – Improve your grid position ahead of a race by posting the fastest lap time.
Racecraft – An innovative moment-to-moment scoring system that rewards players for technical, skillful, or brave racing. Players can earn points from teammates, rivals and nemesis drivers to improve their score both offline and online.
Impactful Damage Systems – Affecting both players and AI racers, GRID’s damage builds on Codemasters’ class-leading damage system to visually and mechanically change your race. The damage will affect visuals as well as handling, with potential for terminal damage.
Player Progression – Earn experience through racing and Racecraft to level up and receive rewards. Players get rewarded with Prestige, Player Cards, new team-mates and achievements throughout.
Get Competitive Online – Race in either Quick Match or use the online event creator and take your racing to the next level, either in a public game or with friends in private races.
Ultimate Edition Includes:
- Main Game
- Season 1 (Hypercar Track Day Pack)
- Season 2 (Racing Hatch Track Day Pack)
- Season 3 (GT Track Day Pack)
- Porsche 911 RSR
- Grid Edition Aston Martin Vantage GT4
- Grid Edition Pontiac Firebird Modified
- Grid Edition Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
- Grid Edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Time Attack
- Grid Edition Renault R26
- Player Cards
- Player Banners
- Unique Liveries
- VIP Status
Codemasters® today announced that one of its most popular franchises, GRID® , will soon be back with a brand new game! This new episode will be available on September 13, 2019, on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC. The fourth installment of the series, GRID invites you to take the wheel in action-packed races on four continents, in the streets of the most famous cities or on legendary circuits. Choose your vehicle from GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle Cars, Super-Modified and more, and take part in different types of races: Circuit, Street Racing, Oval, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point, and World Time Attack.
GRID offers a perfect balance between risk and reward that will satisfy all types of players. The handling is incredibly responsive and the learning curve will allow arcade players as the aficionados of the simulation to take as much pleasure. As you progress through the game, you’ll earn extra liveries for vehicles, player cards, teammates, successes and flying medals. AI drivers will push the player to excel if he wants to win his place on the podium and win the GRID World Series Championship. Realistically simulated damage affects both the car’s performance and maneuverability, and if you scrub too often at the same driver, it will become your nemesis and will be ready for anything to take revenge.
As one of the top drivers of F1®, Endurance and Stock Racing, Fernando Alonso, who appears in the game, joined the development team as a Race Consultant. Players will be able to participate in a series of competitive events against some of Fernando Alonso e-sports team members, FA Racing, in different racing formats. During the grand finale, they will face the former world champion in his famous Renault R26!
GRID is a series that our community loves, and we’re very excited to bring it to the next-generation consoles ,” says Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters. “The game offers a lot of variety and depth, with many modern or legendary cars to drive in different locations and in different racing formats. Renowned for its grip, the game will appeal to all types of players, whether they are just there to have fun or they are fans of more serious simulations.
We are also delighted to be working alongside Fernando Alonso, who is arguably one of the greatest pilots in history. His experience and knowledge have allowed us to improve the performance and behavior of cars. We are extremely proud to see him participate in the development as a Race Consultant, but also to have it integrated into the game. We are eager to see our players discover the final version of the game when it will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in September .
Fernando Alonso adds: Since I have driven in F1®, Endurance and Stock Racing, GRID is the ideal game for me, and I am very happy that the studio has added me and my team, in this opus . GRID offers a lot of variety, and I can not wait to see the players come to me.
Pre-orders for GRID will be available soon from your usual resellers. The Ultimate Edition of the game will integrate the contents of the first three seasons.
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