Codemasters Launching Next GRID In September
Codemasters has just announced that an all-new Grid will be coming to consoles and PC later this year, with the fourth installment in the series called, simply, Grid – out on September 13th. GRID is neither a full-on arcade racer nor a hyper-realistic sim, instead aiming to strike a balance between the two. It’s also got some pretty high-level talent behind it, with none other than double F1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso, on board as a consultant and in-game opponent alongside his es-ports team.
Having competed across F1®, Endurance and Stock Racing, GRID is the perfect game for me and I’m delighted the studio has added both myself and my racing team into the game. GRID offers so much variety and I welcome the challenge when players get to line-up against me.
The new trailer, which features a host of GTLM machines as well as older vehicles, strongly suggests that the rewind feature will return for this installment. It will feature racing across four continents, as well as input from Fernando Alonso, who’s fresh from failing to qualify for this weekend’s Indy 500 after McLaren painted its car the wrong color and forgot to buy a steering wheel.
Releasing on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, GRID 2019 is reminiscent of last generation’s GRID 2. While the second game launched right as the next generation was ramping up, many thought the game’s visuals would be impossible on the last-gen machines. Codemasters proved everyone wrong, and now they look set to do it again.
GRID will feature racing across a range of classes, including GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle, Super-Modified, and a number of different race types. And judging by the early promo images, fans are going to be pretty excited for this.
The new GRID should be with us in mid-September, but if you simply can’t wait that long, GRID Motorsport is currently available to play on Xbox One through backward compatibility.
Pre-orders for the new GRID are already up in Europe, with the Ultimate Edition giving the first three season of content, a number of special edition cars and a three-day early access period.
The surprise announcement also comes with a firm launch date of September 13th, 2019 for PC as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.