It’s not the biggest of video game delays we’ve ever seen, but Codemasters have decided it best to push back the release of the upcoming GRID from September to early October. It will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on 11th October for the proletariat that pick up the Standard Edition and 8th October for the bourgeois who splash out on the Ultimate Edition.
With a relatively short delay of just a few weeks, this is likely just to allow the team a dash of extra time to polish the game before launch.
Quick update: The release date for GRID has been moved to October 11, with the Ultimate Edition launching October 8.
— GRID (@gridgame) July 3, 2019
Last week, the company showed off the game in action with a race around Brands Hatch in the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R:
The game is a reboot of the GRID racing game series that was a big hit in the early days of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 generation. It followed on from the TOCA series, giving it a more accessible feel and no small amount of visual pizazz. Grid 2 took the series further down that path, leading to many racing fans calling for a return to grassroots motorsport, which Codies duly delivered a year later with Grid Autosport, though its launch on last-gen consoles in 2014 didn’t quite scratch the right itch and was put on the shelf for a little while.
The game features a new Racecraft meter, which tracks your racing performance and feeds into your general progression through the game – it can be disabled on the HUD, if you wish – and features seven vehicle classes: Touring, Tuner, Stock, GT, Formula J, Prototypes and Group 7 Specials. Formula J is based around single-seater, open-wheel racing.
Twelve cars have been revealed so far, with two exclusive to the Ultimate Edition (marked with an asterisk):
- Auto Gallery Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) – Tuner
- Audi RS 3 LMS – Touring
- Chevrolet Camaro SSX Concept – Stock*
- Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Modified – Stock
- Chevrolet Corvette C7.R – GT
- Dodge Challenger SRT Modified – Stock
- Ferrari 488 GTE – GT
- Ford Focus TC-2 – Touring
- Ford Mustang Mach 1 Modified – Stock
- Pontiac Firebird Modified – Stock*
- Porsche 911 RSR – GT
- Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR – Touring
Additionally, since E3, they’ve shown off a new Havana street race in a set of screenshots:
Certainly looks very atmospheric, but sadly all we have those some rather low resolution images a moment.