With just over a week to go until the release of Codemasters GRID Autosport, there’s a new trailer out to showcase the street racing discipline. Giving their insight in the video are Dan Trent and Matt Burton from www.pistonheads.com, and I have to say I’m starting to get excited about this. Long time readers are probably going to remind me of what I said after the issues I had with GRID 2, but I think I’m going to end up eating my words come next week (and I actually hope I do).
In case you didn’t know, GRID Autosport is hitting PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on the 24th June for the US, and 27th June for the EU. For the street racing discipline, you will be racing on the tarmac in iconic cities across the world as circuits are carved through the streets of Washington D.C., San Francisco, Paris, Barcelona, Dubai and Chicago. Your reactions and the ability to spot and take chances are put to the test in a huge range of production cars, from hot hatches like the Mini John Cooper Works GP and the Volkswagen Golf R to supercars like the Pagani Huayra and Mazda Furai, and even hypercars including the McLaren P1™ (can’t wait to try that one!) and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. To bring alive the authentic experience of racing in these events, Codemasters has consulted with real-world professional racing drivers who have put these cars through their paces, and I hope they’ve managed to walk the line between arcade and simulation that they usually deliver on.
This is shaping up to be a comprehensive racing title, something we seem to be sorely lacking at the moment, so if you’re itching for a speed fix you might want to pre-order (GAME even have the Black Edition with a tonne of extras, though not the BAC Mono that GRID 2 had…). If you’ve missed any of the other build up videos to GRID Autosport then make sure you check out the Touring, Endurance, Open Wheel and Tuner disciplines, as well as a couple of car specific ones, over on the GRID YouTube page. We’re hoping to bring you a preview of the game at the end of this week, and a full review by the time it comes out.