GRID Sequel In Development At Codemasters, Release Planned For Later This Year

A proper sequel to Grid Autosport finally comes out.
Codemasters formally announced a new Grid title.
Codemasters formally announced a new Grid title. Codemasters

Racing developer Codemasters has just announced their newest title for their long-running series, Grid.

The upcoming title, known only as Grid, was announced with a reveal trailer. This will be the fourth installment in the Grid series, which has been dormant since 2014's release of Grid Autosport. The series itself was pretty groundbreaking for introducing the rewind mechanic, which has now become a staple in some of the more casual racing titles.

Grid will be released this September 13 on the eighth-generation of consoles as well as the PC. Check out the reveal trailer below.

The cinematic trailer features a heavily damaged Porsche 911 RSR on a race track, before the rewind mechanic kicks in to reveal it fully fixed, all new and shiny again. It also features several other races populated by different makes and manufacturers, which would suggest that Grid will also cater to the ‘authentic racing experience’ instead of the casual play introduced in Grid 2.

The series began with Race Driver: Grid as the seventh entry in Codemasters’ TOCA series, before getting its own spin-off series. Race Driver: Grid was very well-received and is one of the developer’s highlight titles for the seventh-generation of consoles. It’s sequel, Grid 2, was also positively received, and even got an absolutely ludicrous £125,000 special edition release that includes an actual BAC Mono supercar. I miss when companies did this, honestly.

Although Grid 2 had a somewhat positive reception, it did alienate some of the core playerbase due to what was seen as a casualization of the franchise. To appease these requests, Codemasters’ next title, Grid Autosport, was billed as a return to form for an authentic racing game experience. It was released back in 2014, and was Codemasters’ final Grid title for the seventh generation, as they moved on to other racing series like F1 and Colin McRae Rally.

Pre-orders for Grid are now available, with a Standard Edition and an Ultimate Edition. The Ultimate Edition includes content for three season passes, which would suggest that this title will be modeled as a ‘games as a service’ type of experience.

Grid is set to be released on September 13 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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