There’s a new Grid coming this year where you can race across four continents

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:28 GMT

A new Grid is in the works and it’s releasing this year.

A fourth game in the Grid series is headed to PC and consoles this fall.

Titled Grid, the game spans four continents with plenty of streets and race circuits to drive. These various locations will feature Circuit, Street Racing, Ovals, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point and World Time Attack.

Cars include GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle, Super-Modified and more.

Codemasters says this outing won’t have a steep learning curve, and the gameplay will appeal to both casual and veteran players.

Progression will be rewarded through liveries, player cards, team mates, achievements and driving accolades. You can go up against AI competition, and of course you can expect car damage to affect both performance and handling. It also features up to 16-player multiplayer.

Plus, “too much contact with the same racer” will see them emerge as a nemesis. Nice.

F1 racer Fernando Alonso signed as a Race Consultant for Grid and also appears in-game. You will go up against him and his Renault R26 F1 car in a final showdown event.

Grid and the Grid Ultimate Edition are both available for pre-order and the latter comes with Season 1-3 content included.

It will be made available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One September 13.

A list of game features is below.

 

Grid Base Features

 Over 70 Cars

  • Modern: 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.

Classes 

  • 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
  • Prototype
  • Group 7 Specials

12 Racing Locations

Featuring multiple routes, varied time of day and weather conditions.

  • Australia – Sydney Motorsport Park – Circuit
  • China – Shanghai- Street Track
  • China – Zhejiang Circuit  – Circuit
  • Cuba – Havana – Street Track
  • Japan – Okutama  – Circuit
  • Malaysia – Sepang International – Circuit
  • Spain – Barcelona Street – Track
  • UK – Brands Hatch – Circuit
  • UK – Silverstone Circuit –  Circuit
  • USA – San Francisco – Street Track
  • USA Indianapolis – Circuit
  • USA  – Crescent Valley (fictional) – Circuit

Six Race Types

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 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

 

Player Progression

Online  competition – Race in either Quick Start or the online event creator in public or private. Earn Prestige, Player Cards, new team-mates and achievements.

Create Your Own Story

Choose from six main career paths all leading to the Grid World Series, plus additional Showdown events.

  • Touring
  • Stock
  • Tuner
  • GT
  • Invitational
  • The Fernando Alonso Challenge – Complete his challenges and earn the right to race Alonso.

Other features

 

Racecraft

  • A moment-to-moment scoring system which rewards you for technical, skilful or brave racing. Earn points from teammates, rivals and nemesis drivers to improve both offline and online scores.

Damage System

  • Affecting both players and AI racers, damage will be both visual and mechanical. It will also affect handling, with potential for terminal damage

This story was updated to remove some details – that are still in flux – inadvertently revealed by the publisher.

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