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GRID Autosport Puts the Brakes on PlayStation 4 Release

Posted by Sammy Barker

There will be car-nage

Strange spin-off Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will not be the only major release to skip the PlayStation 4 this year, as Codemasters has confirmed that GRID Autosport will also steer away from Sony’s next-gen system. Due out on 27th June – seriously – the new PlayStation 3 title aims to put an emphasis back on motorsport following the mixed response to last year’s disappointing GRID 2.

However, it won’t right those wrongs on the Japanese giant’s latest console. “We're working really hard on our next-gen Ego engine right now – and when we roll it out, we want it to be the best racing engine out there,” producer Clive Moody told Eurogamer.net. “That takes time, and it's not as if we haven't been working on it for some time. It wasn't really where we wanted it to be, I don't think, to produce what I would class as a truly competitive next-gen game coming out in the window that we're coming out."

The developer added that he doesn’t believe that the majority of the franchise’s fans are ready to saddle up with new systems just yet anyway. “It was one of the first questions we asked them: what about next-gen? When are you planning to upgrade? And no one in the room had any urgency to move on to those new consoles.”

So what of the game itself, then? As already alluded, there will be a greater focus on more authentic motorsport, from F3 to IndyCar and everything in between. The cockpit cam – a controversial oversight in its predecessor – will make a comeback, as will the racing team focused campaign, which sees you attempting to recruit sponsors and team mates as you progress. The title’s debut trailer is embedded below, but you can read lots more about the release through here.

Are you interested in more motorsport on your PS3, or are you disappointed that this is careering past your brand new console? Start your engines in the comments section below.

[via eurogamer.net]

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Paranoimia

#2

Paranoimia said:

Sale lost.

My PC won't run it, and I'm not interested in upgrading it. I won't buy it on PS3 only to see them announce for PS4 in a few months.

I reckon they'd have sold more on PS4 than they will on PS3, to be honest. They've missed an opportunity here. There are 7 million PS4 owners with no racing sim to play, many of whom would probably lap this up (no pun intended) if it's any good. Even those on XBone only have Forza 5 and might like an alternative.

Instead they release only on the older platforms which are already saturated with racers. Now, by the time this hits PS4, there'll (probably) be DriveClub, perhaps GT7, Project Cars - any one of which has the potential to be 'the only racer you need' - and who knows what else.

Scollurio

#4

Scollurio said:

LOL seems like survival horror and racing are THE en vogue genres right now getting a revival. Together with the action RPG genre. Well, the more the merrier, only me being a SIM-racer I found the past Grid games to be ABYSMAL, hopefully this time they go not fully weirdo-arcade.

redd214

#5

redd214 said:

Dammit!! I am a car nut and obviously racing games are my favorite genre. My ps3 died shortly after getting my ps4 so NFS has been the only racing have I have played for months. Was so excited and was totally expecting a ps4 release of this game. Disappointed..

MadchesterManc

#6

MadchesterManc said:

@get2sammyb Tell me about it. I keep my ear to the ground for news for obvious reasons and Ive never even come across a mention of this game or any news at all. Anywhere. Codemasters have either been realy good at keeping it a secret or noone could be bothered to report on it :O

banacheck

#7

banacheck said:

The reason thay are probably not doing a PS4 version is thay already have most of the game built on the PS3, otherwise re-used assets.

EyeDeeNO76

#8

EyeDeeNO76 said:

Makes no difference to me next, current or last generation if is a good game I will play it. I saw a cockpit view 😊 :) 😊 in the trailer... think they will have full wheel support as well? Maybe Codemasters have leaned trying to cater to the shortsighted casual gamer and ignoring the long time supporter was not going to pay off.

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Midzark

#9

Midzark said:

So 6million+ gamers that have brought the PS4 isn't enough then?! This is crazy already mad that the new borderlands isn't coming out on next gen now this!! UGH!!

AD-80

#11

AD-80 said:

@mr-blobby Right?! thats the 1st thing i thought of also. Unless for some reason Driveclub is a let down (NO DON'T LET IT BE TRUE!!) I will get this game, but if Driveclub is as good as it looks, no going back. Current Gen is here to stay.

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