Codemasters have announced GRID Autosport, a racing title that aims to bring the GRID series more in line as a ‘more authentic racing game’.
GRID Autosport will release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on June 24th in America, and June 27th in Europe.
The official PR describes it as such, ‘Drawing in spirit from classic Codemasters titles such as the TOCA series, developed in conjunction with community feedback and retaining the core GRID focus of ‘being all about the race’, gamers will experience a world of breadth, of depth, of intensity and of course, of the excitement that only racing cars can deliver.
Racing alongside a teammate, players must overcome key rivals and satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass and position counts. In GRID Autosport’s huge career, gamers will specialise in their favourite racing discipline or conquer them all; players will feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, manage tyre wear and race into the night in Endurance events, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, show car control in Tuner events and react on the fly in Street races.
Each unique category features series dedicated to different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Endurance GT Cars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Super Modified vehicles, Drift cars and many, many more. Bursting with content, GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations and the world’s most exciting contemporary and classic high-performance racing cars to collect, tune and upgrade.’
Sorry, had to give it the ol’ copy paste because I couldn’t really re-word the whole deal any better. These are guys that are passionate about their cars, and they seem keen to prove it.
The fact it’s on last gen is interesting, but it’s likely done to achieve the content spread they’re after. Titles like Forza 5 lose features in the transition, but GRID Autosport can be a final note on the last gen racer. Check out the trailer below.