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Codemasters Announces GRID Autosport

Codemasters has announced their next game in the GRID series titled GRID Autosport and it has been revealed that it will be a descendant of the TOCA Touring Cars games.
GRID: Autosport aims to move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game. Set to include a more authentic handling model (more Sim than Race Driver: GRID), five distinct disciplines; Touring, Endurance, Open Wheel, Tuner and Street. Race at 22 locations (primarily circuit based) with a combined route list that totals over 100.

On release of GRID 2, I think it’s fair to say that through listening to you guys and a after a substantial amount of reflection, we hadn’t quite achieved everything we set out to do. We’re proud of the game, really delighted with some of the great reviews for it, but we’re not above admitting that we made a few decisions that perhaps we shouldn’t have, and perhaps moved some of the aspects of the game too far away from our core fanbase.
When you’re making games, you always have to make choices – which features to include, what emphasis to put on various aspects of gameplay – even if we had unlimited resources (we don’t by the way!) there’s always people who are going to be disappointed. And we’re obviously aware, that some of you were. We’re not ok with that.

While there can only be so much done with a racing game, Codemasters have taken on board all of the feedback that has been given by the community on GRID 2 to deliver an experience that will hopefully satisfy the racing fan within every gamer. They are making changes to elements such as the car handling to give it a more authentic feel where previously in GRID 2 it felt lacking as well as bringing elements from the TOCA Touring Cars franchise to include different “Racing Disciplines” and locations.
Another big feature coming back to GRID Autosport is the co-op racing in career. Racing with a teammate is back and at your request he/she will now attack the cars ahead or defend their position to push you into the lead. All this is handled by a simple button press on the controller and it’s a feature that will also allow you to request information from your team engineer.
GRID Autosport is set to release on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on June 27th in Europe and June 24th in the US. With no next gen console release announced it makes me wonder how the game will look compared to previously released games like Forza Motorsport 5.
For the full Codemasters blog post check it out at