Codemasters has shown off more aspects of its upcoming GRID reboot, in the title’s first official gameplay trailer.
According to the developer, the upcoming racer’s new “Race for Glory” gives prospective players a taste of the “intense racing action” they’ll take part in as they progress through the game, across the various disciplines represented in the title.
Codemasters is also claiming GRID will offer a varied racing experience, thanks to the new features the entry is bringing to the long-running franchise. The developers in particular are highlighting the artificial intelligence (AI) as a significant part of the offline racing experience: the “hundreds of bespoke AI personalities” are said to spice up the on-track action, with Codemasters explicitly stating career mode races won’t boil down to being “a parade of cars politely going around a circuit”.
While the dev team didn’t officially reveal any new content for GRID, the trailer does reveal elements that haven’t been mentioned or seen before. For example, the trailer confirms NASCAR-style stock car racing will be represented in the new GRID game, such as tuned versions of the Mazda RX-7 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI road cars, and what appears to be a touring car-spec version of the latest Subaru Impreza saloon.
The release of the new trailer comes shortly after Codemasters confirmed GRID would be launching later than planned. Instead of the original launch window of 13th September 2019, the game will now arrive on store shelves almost a month later on 11th October.