GRID: Autosport revealed for Xbox 360
Codemasters has announced a new GRID game after a few months of teasing – GRID: Autosport. Coming this year for Xbox 360, it is looking to “move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game” based on community feedback to GRID 2.
“This game is, at its heart, inspired by you guys, our core community,” reads a blog post from Codemaster’s community manager, Ben Walke. “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,” he admitted, adding. “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.”
In the lengthy post, which is well worth a read if you have the time, Walke goes on to discuss how feedback from GRID 2 directly impacted development on the sequel and that the studio is striving to deliver “a much more focussed motorsport game, [that] in spirit goes back to some of our earlier titles in terms of content and handling.”
Autosport’s career mode will see players competing across five different disciplines as they strive to become a professional racing driver. The studio is focusing on delivering an “authentic handling model”, oh and the cockpit view is back as well.
“We’re incredibly excited to lift the lid on GRID Autosport and we’re looking forward to the coming weeks and months,” he says, adding. “We’ve got a regular flow of new information and content coming your way and all of it starts tomorrow when we reveal our first team which sees the return of some old friends…”
GRID Autosport launches on June 27th on Xbox 360.