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Rollcage spiritual successor GRIP now on Steam Early Access

Rollcage should have produced thousands of sequels. I should be living in a fort made of Rollcage games.


Remember Rollcage? Published by Wipeout developer Psygnosis, it provided a different take on futuristic racing: rather than frictionless hovercraft, it was all about traction, granting skilled players opportunities to career wildly across walls and ceilings in their dash for the finish line.

With a small but thoughtful arsenal of weapons, an astonishing amount of personality and what was, at the time, a terrific soundtrack, Rollcage is one of those PSOne titles that inspires heavy, fervent nostalgia. And with good reason; apart from a quickly produced sequel the following year, its legacy has been ignored by the games industry.

Until now, obviously. With a development team boasting a couple of Attention to Detail veterans, GRIP is intended to fill that awful gap in the market. Having cancelled a Kickstarter back in August, the project has moved on to Steam Early Access, where you can pick it up for $16.

Early user reviews are very positive, and I am deeply saddened that my gaming PC is pretty much out of action at this time. Luckily Caged Element are planning on a PS4 release if possible, although goodness knows when. Here's a glorious new trailer.

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Brenna Hillier


Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.