After a number of years of radio silence, five to be exact, the Grid series is finally ready for a resurgence. The announcement earlier today came much to the surprise of the loyal fanbase, with developer Codemasters seemingly focused on the recently released DiRT Rally 2.0 and the upcoming F1 2019, coming this June. The new game, simply titled Grid, is set for release this September.
The race is on. GRID – coming September 2019.
— GRID (@gridgame) May 21, 2019
The first game in the series, Race Driver: Grid, was released in 2008 and received overall positive reviews, and introduced an interesting mechanic, the flashback system. This mechanic allowed players to rewind time before a crash, make adjustments to avoid the mistake, and continue the race as if it never happened. The mechanic became a staple in the series, appearing in both Grid 2 in 2013 and Grid Autosport the year after.
The new trailer, which you can check out below, teases the return of the flashback. A race is shown in reverse, with damage to cars such as broken headlights, scuffed paint, and bent-in fenders being undone, returning the cars to their shiny defaults. According to a post on the Codemasters website, “Incidents come one right after the other – tight overtakes, bumper-to bumper scrapes and competitive collisions – all heightened by rivalries, team-mates and a nemesis driver who will all either try to help or hinder your progress.”
After a long wait, it’s no secret that fans are more than ready to once again take to the streets of Grid. With car choices touted as “the most iconic and desirable race cars – current and classic,” including the GT, and a host of various race cars and muscle cars. Grid is set for release on September 13, 2019, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.