With E3 coming up in a little more than a month all of the studios are starting to tease and announce new games and projects so for people like me who love racing games this is a pretty exciting time of year. One of the first big announcements out of the gate is the Codemasters team announcing a new GRID game. Called “GRID Autosport” this new installment of the series seems to have an even greater focus on pro racing than GRID 4 did. It seems like they really want to hit all major motorsports disciplines: rally, touring, drifting, and even open wheel! While the guys from Codemasters say that GRID Autosport wont be a full on sim like Forza or Gran Turismo they say it will have a more realistic feel than previous GRID games. I suppose it will fall somewhere in between. Either way based on some of the game play visuals in the trailer below. The other big tid bit is that it appears that this game will not be released on the next gen consoles AKA Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That bit of news was kind of a bummer at first but in the long run its probably better that Codemasters goes the current gen route rather than rushing the game out to get it on next-gen hardware. Also, rumor has it that Codemasters has been playing around with the next gen hardware and are currently working on the next version of their EGO game engine. Hopefully this means we may hear something at E3 this year about oh I don’t know…F1 2014 for next gen? All just speculation for now but that would be awesome! Speaking of E3 you can expect GRID Autosport to come out just a little while after E3 on June 24th 2014 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In the meantime check out the first official GRID Autosport trailer below as well as some screen shots and official box art.
GRID Autpsort trailer: