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UPDATED: GRID Autosport headed to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this year – trailer inside

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 04:10 GMT By Brenna Hillier

GRID: Autosport is a new entry in the Codemasters racing franchise coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 30 in just a few months.

UPDATE:

It’s official! Codemasters has unveiled GRID: Autosport over on its blog, along with the following trailer:

Codemasters explained that GRID: Autosport is an attempt to address several issues it identified with the second game, stating, “While we were patching GRID 2 and releasing new content, we were busy gathering feedback. We devoured the comment threads under articles about GRID 2 on gaming websites, took stock of our reviews, and of course, digested all the comments on our social channels and forums where we received direct feedback. It’s this feedback that helped create GRID Autosport.

“If GRID 2 raced off into a more narrative-led world of racing with more accessible controls, it’s clear that for many of you, that wasn’t what you wanted or expected from GRID 2. So with GRID Autosport we had the opportunity to make a much more focussed motorsport game, a desire that many of you have expressed directly to us, and a game that in spirit goes back to some of our earlier titles in terms of content and handling.”

The handling is said to be more authentic to ensure that each car has its own personality across all disciplines. These include Touring Cars, GT, Single-Seaters, Muscle Cars, Drift, Supercars, Hypercars, Time Attack, Prototypes and more.

We’ll have more on GRID: Autosport as it drops.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The announcement follows a Codemasters tease which everyone everywhere knew was going to be a new GRID game.

According to BrasilGamer, the racer is due on June 27.

Codemasters said Autosport will have the most content of any GRID game to date, while retaining all past features and offering an authentic racing experience. Additions include long night drives, and the screenshots below indicate cockpit view is available.

A full career mode will chart events like recruiting a teammate, and earning sponsorships, while online play will offer racing clubs, weekly challenges and raceNet leaderboards. There will be five styles of racing available, 22 locations and over 100 tracks.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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14 Comments

  1. jon_

    I tought that this information had an embargo until tommorrow according to Bandai Namco NDA…Oh well.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. silverstorm

    Basically what GRID 2 should have been. Also seems like they are going back to the original GRID a little, which is fucking A. This seems to be the true sequel to the majestic Race Driver Grid, gents.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. adam-22

    Sounds amazing can’t wait grid 2 was a disaster compared to the original I really hope they stick to their roots

    #3 5 months ago
  4. adam-22

    From the pictures it looks like the same engine I don’t mind but I hope the car models are better than grid 2 and absolutely better driving physics than that awful driving in grid 2

    #4 5 months ago
  5. gomersoul

    No ps4 release? This is bullshit codemasters. Why can the gaming world not move on faster? We waited long enough for the next gen. Thoroughly fucked off and won’t be purchasing this pointless rehash on last gen

    #5 5 months ago
  6. kisame

    will this support racing wheels cos grid 2 was crap out of the box

    #6 5 months ago
  7. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Hey, I remember those old consoles. Seems like just yesterday. Are people still making games for them ? Will there be an Atari VCS version ?

    #7 5 months ago
  8. Ghostly

    @gomersoul

    Waited for next gen? The game is already on pc dude.

    #8 5 months ago
  9. mxmassef

    The game might be good but it will fail hard because it doesn`t release on ps4 and Xone. Just like the Thief͵ grid autosport wont sell enough on old gen and pc. But hey every game developer can’t be succesful :) .

    #9 5 months ago
  10. aseddon130

    i smell a half price sale on this 3 weeks after release …

    #10 5 months ago
  11. Fin

    No nextgen? :/

    #11 5 months ago
  12. Mike W

    This is definitely an ‘awkward business decision’ for them to release this title on two aging/dying systems that needs to be phased out completely.

    Oh well, I’ll wait for the next “Need to Speed” from EA.

    #12 5 months ago
  13. Rockstar Vienna

    “According to BrasilGamer, the racer is due on June 27.”

    Well, according to the trailer, the racer will definitelly come out on June 27 (and June 24th in the US). ^^

    #13 5 months ago
  14. undermyrules

    this is how games looked……………………………………………………..back in 2006 on PC xd

    #14 5 months ago

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