Release Date: 11/10/2019
Following the GRID announcement yesterday, developer Codemasters has released two new gameplay videos showcasing the locations of San Francisco and Shanghai.
The first video gives us a three-minute look at the San Francisco track (which you may remember from the first GRID title, Race Driver: GRID, all the way back in 2008) as we follow the potent Ford Mustang Mach 1.
The streets of San Francisco are lined with cheering fans, cars kick up tyre smoke and we even see an incident which results in a car flipping on its roof. As the cars inevitably bump into each other on the narrow sections, we see some cars showing signs of damage. At one point, a hard whack from an AI driver ironically straightens out the Mustang’s rear bumper which can now be seen flapping.
Check out San Francisco in action below.
The second and last video gives us a brief look at the Shanghai circuit at night. The barely one-minute long video gives us the chance to witness the Porsche 911 RSR as it tears up the narrow flood-lit streets. The Shanghai video showcases impressive track detail complete with puddles and particularly good-looking reflections making for some eye candy moments.
Visibility is surprisingly low at this track so track knowledge will be essential to get ahead of the competition. The tunnels, which feature just after the halfway point, exhibit eyebrow-raising attention to detail which lends a strong sense of believability to the environment.
You can view the short Shanghai gameplay teaser video below.
The new GRID title will take cues from 2014’s GRID Autosport by offering players an accessible-yet-authentic racing experience which mixes street and traditional race circuits across a variety of racing disciplines including American muscle, GT racing cars, Touring cars and more.
GRID’s single-player career mode will boast a Project CARS-esque accolades system where players can acquire cards and reach a range of milestones. The career will culminate with a head-to-head battle against none other than Fernando Alonso racing in his championship-winning Renault R26 Formula 1 car. Alonso is also said to be included in the game’s development as a “Race Consultant”.
GRID will launch on September 13, 2019, across the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. You can view yesterday’s announcement trailer for GRID below.