Racing Game Grid Getting Reboot This Year

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The racing game Grid is getting a reboot, and it's speeding our way sooner than you might expect. The game, simply called Grid, is coming from Codemasters and it will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 13, 2019.

This will be the fourth game in the Grid series, and it will feature racing across famous racing circuits and settings in four different continents. You can race GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle, and Super-Modified cars. Circuit and street races will be available, along with less conventional modes like World Time Attack and Hot Laps.

As you progress you'll earn new liveries, player cards, and teammates. The cars will sustain damage as they trade paint, and if you brush another racer too often they could become your "nemesis" and begin to target you for retribution. Codemasters boasts that F1 racer Fernando Alonso is consulting on the game.

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"Grid as a racing franchise is revered by our community and we are delighted to bring it to the current generation of consoles," said game director Chris Smith. "The game offers so much variety and depth, from the number of modern and classic cars through to the locations and race options. Renowned for its handling, the game will appeal to all types of player, from casual drivers who want a lean-in challenge, to sim drivers who want some serious fun."

The most recent Grid game was Grid Autosport in 2015, which received a middling reception in GameSpot's review. It cited uninteresting race types as a requirement for progression, too-forgiving handling, and inconsistent AI.

"There are a number of nice extra features that similar games have shied away from: split-screen multiplayer, for example, and an online component that is entirely separate from the single-player, which means there are essentially two games to progress through," John Robertson wrote. "Play it for a few hours, and the cracks begin to show, though. They're not game-breaking, but they are abrasive, and they dull the shine of the early portions of the game. If you're up for some casual racing, Autosport is a decent option, but when you go deep, the experience is soured by the finer details."

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This is the best news! I've heard yet.

I just hope codemasters will keep and enhance Drifting Events with more tracks ( i have more ideas but i'm keeping it simple.) And won't follow other game titles by sliming content down while bloating up micro transaction S#!t..

Looking forward to the future..

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make a port from last gen version to nintendo switch. That library is desperately needing some simulator style racing games

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Needs drift tracks like the first

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GRID not easy to ply, and good graphics, can't compare it with NFS since it has own way how to play.

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Why call it a reboot? Are people that gullible?

Btw Grid2 is free on steam right now and until tomorrow

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I never liked the GRID series of racing games much. It has too much of an arcade feel for my liking, and it has story progression... in a racing game. Plus judging from the pictures it looks like the weird yellow tint remains.

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@lonesamurai00: But it does have pretty decent car damage mechanic and physics, which I haven't seen since. I just hate how many current racing games have nice graphics but car damage and destruction physics of a PS1 game.

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@cboye18: Project CARS 1 and 2 have a far superior car damage and physics package than the Grid series of games, and the racing is leaps and bounds better. The Grid games tend to have a certain look to them, as if they are all developed by the same team of people every time, and judging from the the video and images this one is no different, except of course for the slightly better graphics on newer hardware, but it still basically looks the same.