New GRID Trailer: Check Out The Havana Street Circuit

The new footage also comes with commentary from game director Chris Smith.
Codemasters has released gameplay footage for GRID, this time set in Havana.
Codemasters has released gameplay footage for GRID, this time set in Havana. Codemasters

Codemasters has just released a new gameplay video for the upcoming racing title GRID, and it’s probably the best material they’ve released for this game yet. There have been others, like that 10-minute gameplay video debuted by IGN, or the trailers in between, but this one is pretty special as not only does it show off one of the newest circuits available, it also comes with some neat commentary on what new things we can expect from GRID in terms of gameplay. Check out the footage below.

First off, we learn that there will be four available cities in GRID – two of them are returning from previous games: San Francisco and Barcelona. The two others are newcomers, including the setting for the video, Havana, and Shanghai. We also get a look at the Cadillac DPi-V.R, one of the newest cars added to GRID. The game will host official cars from the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.

Game director Chris Smith also emphasizes that player choice will be integral to GRID, with the system allowing players to choose what races to go on to for the final leg, the GRID World Series, which is the career endgame. You also only need to complete about 60 percent of the races to reach that point, which should give players who are short on time.

The video also goes in-depth with the revamped Teammate system, which has been a staple of the series for quite some time now. Teammates in GRID are more dynamic now, and have different personalities to them. Smith noted that there will be some who are amazing racers, and can keep up with the front of the pack, but will absolutely hate you and be harder to communicate with during races. Likewise, you can also get racers who have a good working relationship with you, one that you can communicate with properly, but will not be as good or as aggressive as other drivers.

The updated systems all look to be fantastic additions to the game, and GRID is certainly shaping up to be quite a contender for the best racing sim this year. You can check it all out and more once GRID releases this October 11 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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