Codemasters has revealed a new Grid game is in the works and, from the look of the new trailer, the focus is going to be on destruction. Paintwork will scratch, windscreens will crack, lights will break, and bodywork will crumple, all in the name of a first place win. We don't have long to wait for the game, either, as September 13 release date was announced alongside the game.
The Grid games have always had a good balance of the arcade and sim racing about them. They're less forgiving than games like Burnout, where you can bounce off the walls of the track and plough your way through other cars, but not as demanding as the likes of rFactor and Assetto Corsa. That sweet spot makes your wins all the more rewarding, without pushing you to shell out on a racing wheel and pedals.
The new Grid comes stocked with a pile of cars and tracks. There will be more than 70 vehicles at launch, and 12 racing locations to take them through. Each location is broken down into multiple routes, so don't think you're being short-changed. There will be multiple race types, too - Circuit, Street Racing, Ovals, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point, Skirmish, Time Trial, and World Time Attack.
To ease you into the different race types, there are six different career paths - one for Touring, Stock, Tuner, GT, Invitational, and the Fernando Alonso challenge. In that you'll work your way up a ladder to race against the famous driver yourself.
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The nemesis AI is returning, that sees virtual drivers you bully through a race getting pissed off and trying to crash your car. So, be wary of who you ram, in case you don't want to be driven off the road.
The damage you do between cars isn't purely cosmetic, either. Damage to your wheels and engine can impact your handling. Receive too much damage and your car will be taken out of the race.
It will be tough for a racing game to shake Dirt Rally from the top place in my heart, but I've always had a soft spot for the Grid series. While it's hard to see one single feature that makes this Grid standout, it looks packed with features and cars to play with.Are you going to be heading down to the race track in anticipation of Grid? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter. And, while you're at it, check out the new GAMINGbible Snapchat.
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