The racing game Grid is getting a reboot, and it’s speeding our way sooner than you might expect. The game, simply called Grid, is coming from Codemasters and it will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 13, 2019.
This will be the fourth game in the Grid series, and it will feature racing across famous racing circuits and settings in four different continents. You can race GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle, and Super-Modified cars. Circuit and street races will be available, along with less conventional modes like World Time Attack and Hot Laps.
As you progress you’ll earn new liveries, player cards, and teammates. The cars will sustain damage as they trade paint, and if you brush another racer too often they could become your “nemesis” and begin to target you for retribution. Codemasters boasts that F1 racer Fernando Alonso is consulting on the game.
“Grid as a racing franchise is revered by our community and we are delighted to bring it to the current generation of consoles,” said game director Chris Smith. “The game offers so much variety and depth, from the number of modern and classic cars through to the locations and race options. Renowned for its handling, the game will appeal to all types of player, from casual drivers who want a lean-in challenge, to sim drivers who want some serious fun.”
The most recent Grid game was Grid Autosport in 2015, which received a middling reception in GameSpot’s review. It cited uninteresting race types as a requirement for progression, too-forgiving handling, and inconsistent AI.
“There are a number of nice extra features that similar games have shied away from: split-screen multiplayer, for example, and an online component that is entirely separate from the single-player, which means there are essentially two games to progress through,” John Robertson wrote. “Play it for a few hours, and the cracks begin to show, though. They’re not game-breaking, but they are abrasive, and they dull the shine of the early portions of the game. If you’re up for some casual racing, Autosport is a decent option, but when you go deep, the experience is soured by the finer details.”