Codemasters reboot of the Grid franchise is out soon, with a brand new approach that should appeal to casual racers and hardcore petrolheads alike.
Grid is the upcoming racing game developed by and published by Codemasters. Its the eleventh game in the series and this new entry is intended as a reboot, as the first title, released back in 2008, was called Race Driver: Grid.
Based on feedback from fans, Codemasters has gone back to their roots and attempted to create a more accessible racing sim mixed with arcade style options to appeal to more casual audiences and not just hardcore fans.
Codemasters has confirmed that no microtransactions will be in the game and paid-for downloadable content will only be to purchase new cars and careers – tracks, on the other hand, will be free.
If you dont want to pay for the extra content though you can instead rent it using in-game money. Although by doing so youll reduce the money earned throughout your virtual career.
So what exactly is Grid?
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— Codemasters (@Codemasters) September 18, 2019
What is Grid?
Grid is a hybrid between racing sim and arcade racer and Codemasters has tried to balance the two gameplay styles to make it more accessible for newer audiences.
There are four regions in the game: Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. There are 12 tracks in total and eight circuits in four cities, which adds up to 92 routes. These can be raced in the day or night-time and with added weather effects such as rain.
What is the Grid 2019 release date?
The Grid reboot launches on 11 October; it is releasing for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.
However, if you buy the Grid Ultimate Edition you can play three days early on 8 October.
There is no Nintendo Switch version but a version of Grid Autosport, originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2014, has just been released for Nintendos console.
Does Grid always have to be online?
To play Grid, you can play both offline and online, as the whole campaign career is available offline. However, to play against other players in racers, you do have to be online.
What multiplayer modes does Grid have?
There are two options for racing, one is a quick play, which allows players to get straight into a game through matchmaking and is divided by skill level. It will also have a rotating track selection based on community feedback.
The second option allows players to create their own multiplayer events and will give you full control over what courses to include, what vehicle classes can be used, and even what time of day it.
Both modes are fully playable with your friends.
Is there anything new in career mode in Grid?
If you have played Grid Autosport, Grid 2019 plays a bit differently. Autosport requires you to always come first in the career mode to finish it, but Grid changes how this works.
Instead, the career is divided up into six tournaments, with each one having 13 races – players have to finish in the top seven of these 13 races to get to the final showdown: the Grid World Series.
One of the most significant new features in the game is the new nemesis system, where the computer-controlled drivers will become aggressive towards you if you have hit them too many times or hit them enough over a period of races. There are over 400 unique computer drivers and each one has their own identifiable driving style.
Teammates will also ask you to do certain things in races, such as hold back a specific opponent. If you complete these mini-objectives your teammates loyalty will improve and in other races theyll assist you more. But if you ignore your teammates instructions and lose their loyalty they might turn against you and become your nemesis.
What is the Grid 2019 car list?
Theres a few different types of vehicle classes you can choose from:
Group 7 Specials
There will be 69 cars in total in the final game and these are the ones that have been announced so far:
Ford GT40 – GT
Ford GT GTE – GT
Ferrari 330 P4 – GT
Lancia Stratos – GT
Ferrari 488 GTE – GT
SRT Viper GTS-R – GT
Porsche 911 RSR – GT
Ford Mustang GT4 – GT
Porsche 911 GT4 (997) – GT
Ferrari F430 Challenge – GT
Nissan 350Z (Z33) Gr.2 – GT
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R – GT
Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R – GT
Alpine A110 1800 Group 4 – GT
Aston Martin Vantage GT4 – GT
Aston Martin Vantage GTE – GT
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 – GT
Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione – GT
Audi RS 3 LMS – Touring
Ford Focus TC-2 – Touring
Ferrari 512 BB LM – Touring
Alfa Romeo 155 TS – Touring
BMW M3 Touring Car – Touring
Subaru WRX STI TC-2 – Touring
BMW M1 Turbo Group 5 – Touring
Ford Capri Turbo Group 5 – Touring
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR – Touring
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth – Touring
Volvo 850 Estate Touring Car – Touring
Chevrolet Camaro Super Tourer – Touring
Holden ZB Commodore Supercar – Touring
Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A (R32) – Touring
Porsche 935/78 Group 5 “Moby Dick” – Touring
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Group A – Touring
Mini Miglia Challenge – Tuner
Subaru Impreza WRX – Tuner
Mazda RX-7 Panspeed – Tuner
Datsun 240Z (S30) Modified – Tuner
Nissan 300ZX (Z32) Modified – Tuner
Nissan Silvia Time Attack Spec (S15) – Tuner
MCA Hammerhead Nissan Silvia (S13) – Tuner
Auto Gallery Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) – Tuner
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Time Attack – Tuner
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Time Attack – Tuner
Audi R8 1:1 – Tuner SUBARU BRZ Modified – Tuner
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