All the arcade racers are finally beginning to drift onto PS4, a system that's been starved of the genre for years. Between WipEout Omega Collection, Burnout Paradise Remastered, and the upcoming Onrush and Trailblazers, things definitely seem to be making a U-turn in recent times. Joining the grid is GRIP, a futuristic combat racer inspired by the Rollcage series.
We've embedded the announcement trailer above, and it looks pretty interesting. You drive open-wheel vehicles across gravity-defying tracks, and are able to drive along walls and ceilings. There also appear to be a number of weapons at your disposal; we spotted rockets, machine guns, and pulse guns, as well as a shield. All fairly run of the mill, but the action looks intense.
"GRIP began as a passion project paying tribute to the great Rollcage games and racers of a past era, but it’s
now truly transformed into a fully-fledged, futuristic combat racer fit for this generation," Says Chris Mallinson, Game Director at developer Caged Element. "We’re extremely proud of the game and can’t wait to unleash it later this year on all platforms. Combat racing is back, baby."
No firm release date is set at the moment, but the game is due on PS4 this year. What do you think of GRIP? Are you enjoying the uptick in arcade racing games? Get a grip in the comments below.