GRID Autosport will be on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on on June 24 in North America and June 27 in Europe, Codemasters confirmed.
Ben Walke, Community Manager at Codemasters confirmed the good news in an official blog post introducing GRID as the next game in the GRID series and the descendant of TOCA Touring Cars.
He said that GRID aims to bring back the game in the line as a more authentic racing game. Walke said that for GRID, their team had gone back to a more authentic handling style having in mind that handling is actually one or two steps further towards simulation than Race Driver: GRID.
Aside from this, GRID Autosport will feature five distinct disciplines, namely: Touring, Endurance, Open Wheel, Tuner and Street.
However, the team said that though GRID Autosport will not feature a full simulation, they have made it to be authentic rather than clinical.
Moreover, GRID Autosport will be featuring 22 locations, plus a combined route list, which is more or less 100 locations overall. Codemasters said, ?While we will have a selection of great city based locations it?s the circuits that make up the bulk of the roster and there?s a great variety on offer.?
Codemasters also said the with the GRID Autosport, it will allow gamers to become a professional racing driver. Codemasters said that as players make progress in the games, it will enable them to join and switch teams, fulfill sponsor demands and beat rivals. In addition, the company is proud to say that racing with a teammate is back, which means that a player will now have the chance to attack the cars ahead or defend their position.
Aside from GRID: Autosport, the confirmed video games to be released this June includes the following:
? BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
? EA Sports UFC
? Enemy Front
? How to Train Your Dragon 2
? Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Reflection
? MotoGP 2014
? Murdered: Soul Suspect
? PlayStation Vita Pets
? Sniper Elite 3
? The Elder Scrolls Online
? Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
? Ultra Street Fighter IV
? XBlaze Code: Embryo
“…with GRID Autosport we had the opportunity to make a much more focused motorsport game, a desire that many of you have expressed directly to us, and a game that in spirit goes back to some of our earlier titles in terms of content and handling,” Codemasters said.
(Photo courtesy of http://blog.codemasters.com/grid/04/introducing-grid-autosport/)