What you need to know
- New GRID game (opens in new tab) slated to launch September 13.
- First in the series since 2014.
- The previous title, GRID Autosport (opens in new tab), is playable on Xbox One through backward compatibility.
Codemasters has been known for many a racing title over the years, but one of its popular franchises, GRID, has been dormant for a while. Aside from 2014's GRID Autosport coming to mobile and Nintendo Switch, all has been quiet, but now, the lights are out and there's a new title screaming our way.
Slated to launch on September 13, GRID is coming back to life for its first proper outing on the current generation of consoles, and will be available for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC.
GRID is neither a full-on arcade racer nor a hyper-realistic sim, instead aiming to strike a balance between the two. It's also got some pretty high-level talent behind it, with none other than double F1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso, on board as a consultant and in-game opponent alongside his esports team.
GRID will feature racing across a range of classes, including GT, Touring, Stock, Muscle, Super-Modified, and a number of different race types. And judging by the early promo images, fans are going to be pretty excited for this.
The new GRID should be with us in mid-September, but if you simply can't wait that long, GRID Autosport (opens in new tab) is currently available to play on Xbox One through backward compatibility.
Pre-orders for the new GRID are already up in Europe, with the Ultimate Edition giving the first three season of content, a number of special edition cars and a three-day early access period.
Back to life
The much-loved franchise is reborn
GRID is a hugely popular franchise and its fans have been waiting for a new game for what feels like an eternity. Later in 2019, it's coming back.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
With there being no Forza 8 being released this year, this is fantastic news!
Couldn’t agree more. Hopefully it gets a lot of fan support and a healthy multiplayer scene!
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