If you missed the footage and screens from last week, then no fear, there’s more. Codemasters have released a new trailer highlighting the features we’re going to see in their new racing game when it releases in a few weeks. AI behaviour is demonstrated nicely in a battle between an R8 and CRX as they fight through the Okutama Sprint track; then ramps up as things get nasty with a nemesis on the Zhejiang and Brands Hatch circuits. It’s an interesting introduction to the 400 AI personalities that will appear in the game at launch. Taking on the GRID World Series you’ll come across Ravenwest and Fernando Alonso as major adversaries, and get the choice of driving through 4 cities and 8 circuits that make up 80 routes in all, before factoring in the lighting, weather and the online competitive elements.
The game director of GRID, Chris Smith, said:
“As a team, we wanted to capture the essence of the original GRID which, in its day innovated the racing genre with best-in-class handling and the introduction of Flashback. We want to build on GRID’s legacy and create a game that focuses on three core pillars of choice & accessibility, motorsport stories and racing for glory, all of which are captured in the trailer. Accessibility and Choice allows players to race their way with handling options for both the core sim racer and casual players. Secondly, it’s about Glory and Prestige. We want players to feel excited no matter where they finish – whether that’s in first place or coming out on top against your arch nemesis. Lastly, it’s about the unpredictable stories that happen in Motorsport; it’s why we watch motorsport on TV. It’s the drama and those the key moments that get you sitting on the edge of your seat. GRID isn’t about a procession of cars. It’s tight overtakes, bumper-to-bumper scrapes and competitive racing action. We want everything including the car to be able to tell a story at the end of the race through its bumps and scrapes. GRID gives players drama, excitement and unique motorsport stories in every race.”
GRID will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on the 11th October 2019.