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    The Codies Blog has first details on GRID Autosport, a new installment in Codemasters' racing series coming to Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on June 27th. The post is quite lengthy, as it discusses how the game should better align with the expectations of fans who were disappointed in GRID 2, though they do boil it down to 10 words in their TL:DR summary:

    There are posts on NeoGAF where a purported Codemasters developer says PC is the lead platform here, and the PC edition will not be a port. This trailer celebrates the return to the roots of the series, and here's a bit on their plans:


    Sources: neogaf.com, bluesnews.com and youtube.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - Developer Interview.

    Get an in-depth look at GRID Autosport as we showcase gameplay and discuss the features of the game.

    Trailer.

    Source: gametrailers.com
     
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    Grid: Autosport - Black Edition is exclusive to Game in UK.

    Game will be the exclusive UK stockist of the Grid Autosport Black Edition. Priced at £44.99 on Xbox 360 and PS3, and £39.99 on PC, Black Edition features a number of bonus items detailed below.

    Grid Autosport Black Edition features
    • Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series Car
    • Black Edition White Ravenwest Liveries
    • 20 Black Edition Online Livery Patterns
    • 10 New Premium Sponsers with Objectives

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    Source: computerandvideogames.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - Will launch on PC with an optional 5GB HD texture pack.

    PC players are once again getting the prettiest of all possible worlds, with Codemasters confirming that the recently-revealed GRID: Autosport will have optional HD textures available to download through Steam. The news was revealed during this interview with PCGamesN, where Codemasters’ senior programmer Richard Kettlewell explained that the download actually contained 30GB of textures, compressed down to just five. Kettlewell said:

    Kettlewell continued to praise the PC version, saying that:

    Sources: pcgamesn.com and games.on.net
     
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    Grid: Autosport - Achievements / trophies announced.

    The list of Grid Autosport achievements / trophies has been revealed. Codemasters announced Grid Autosport in late April, when it said the title has been designed to move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game. Codemasters says the achievements / trophies listed below also cover Steam (excluding the points and type). Additionally, PS3 users will be able to unlock the Grid Autosport Perfection Platinum Trophy.

    Grid Autosport achievements / trophies
    • Sign on the dotted line - Accept your first Team Offer (5 / Bronze)
    • Just warming up - Complete the first season of your Career (10 / Bronze)
    • First of Many - Win a race in your Career (10 / Bronze)
    • Brand Awareness - Satisfy all 6 sponsor objectives at least once in a Career season (5 / Bronze)
    • Through the Hoops - Fulfil both of your team's targets in the same season (10 /
      Bronze)
    • Top step - Win a driver's championship in your Career (20 / Bronze)
    • Well rounded education - Complete a season in all 5 racing disciplines
      (10 / Bronze)
    • Extra curricular - Win a cup competition in your Career (10 / Bronze)
    • Toured with the Best - Complete a Touring Car Championship with the Ravenwest team (15 / Bronze)
    • Endured with the Best - Complete an Endurance Championship with the Ravenwest team (15 / Bronze)
    • Raced with the Best - Complete an Open Wheel Championship with the Ravenwest team (15 / Bronze)
    • Flowed with the Best - Complete a Tuner Competition with the Ravenwest team (15 / Bronze)
    • Battled with the Best - Complete a Street Racing championship with the Ravenwest team (15 / Bronze)
    • No longer the rookie - Unlock the International Touring Car Championship (10 / Bronze)
    • Moving up in the world - Unlock the International Endurance Championship (10 / Bronze)
    • A good track record - Unlock the International GP Championship (10 / Bronze)
    • Making your mark - Unlock the Pro-Tuned World Masters (10 / Bronze)
    • Been around the block - Unlock the Pro GT World Masters (10 / Bronze)
    • One for the cabinet - Finish the Ultimate Touring Car Championship in the top 3 (20 / Bronze)
    • It's been a long road - Finish the Ultimate Endurance Championship in the top 3 (20 / Bronze)
    • Pop the cork - Finish the GP World Championship in the top 3 (20 / Bronze)
    • I make this look good - Finish the Super Modified World Masters in the top 3 (20 / Bronze)
    • King of the Streets - Finish the Supercar World Masters in the top 3 (20 / Bronze)
    • Done the Tour - Reach level 10 in the Touring Car Career (25 / Silver)
    • No longer afraid of the dark - Reach level 10 in the Endurance Career (25 / Silver)
    • Mr Consistent - Reach level 10 in the Open Wheel Career (25 / Silver)
    • Need some new tyres - Reach level 10 in the Tuner Competition Career (25 / Silver)
    • Street Cred - Reach level 10 in the Street Racing Career (25 / Silver)
    • I've got what Rick Scott's got - Win each discipline's most prestigious driver's championship for Ravenwest (75 / Gold)
    • Everyone's a winner - Complete the GRID Legends Series (100 / Gold)
    • A True Legend - Win the GRID Legends Series (30 / Bronze)
    • Here are the keys - Buy a car in Online (5 / Bronze)
    • Member of the Pack - Reach level 10 in Touring Car Online (10 / Bronze)
    • Durable - Reach level 10 in Endurance Online (10 / Bronze)
    • Downforce to be reckoned with - Reach level 10 in Open Wheel Online (10 / Bronze)
    • Tuned in - Reach level 10 in Tuner Competition Online (10 / Bronze)
    • Streetwise - Reach level 10 in Street Racing Online (10 / Bronze)
    • Tek-Domination - Install all the upgrades and tuning options on a car in Online (25 / Bronze)
    • An icon in the pit lane - One of your cars reached level 99 in Online (40 / Bronze)
    • FTW - Win 100 Online races (50 / Bronze)
    • I've stopped counting - Reach a total Online level of 250, all disciplines combined (100 / Gold)
    • Just the way I like it - Complete a Custom Cup offline (5 / Bronze)
    • Long-Haul Legend - Win the driver's Cup in a 5 event Custom Cup offline (20 / Bronze)
    • Leading them off - Qualify for the front row of the grid (10 / Bronze)
    • Tweak to Peak - Win a race with custom tuning set-up (5 / Bronze)
    • Jack of all Trades - Compete in all race types, including party modes (15 / Bronze)
    • Badge of Honour - Earn a platinum medal in RaceNet Challenge (15 / Bronze)
    • The Journeyman - Race a season with each of the 10 teams in the career (10 / Bronze)
    • Sofa, so good - Complete a splitscreen race (5 / Bronze)
    • Side-splitting - Win a 5 event Splitscreen competition (10 / Bronze)
    The Grid Autosport release date is June 24 2014 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

    Source: computerandvideogames.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - Mechanical & collision car damage detailed in new update.

    GRID: Autosport developer Codemasters has discussed the racer’s new mechanical and collision-based damage system in a new update. It seems that vehicles will be at the mercy to general wear and tear on top of those high-impact shunts and pile-ups. Over on the Codemasters blog, GRID: Autosport’s damage mechanic was outlined in full, starting with general wear-and-tear, which will see your car’s individual parts lose performance over time. The studio wrote:

    Collisions will also have an impact on how your car performs, and applies to the vehicle’s wheels, engine and suspension. Damage inflicted on your wheels will cause the car to pull away to either side, and it’s possible for tyres to become punctured then blow out. Engine damage is broken down further into four sub-categories:
    • Radiator – This will cause the engine to overheat
    • Turbo – A damaged turbo will cause the engine to lose power
    • Exhaust – Damage to the exhaust will see a small amount of power loss, however if it falls off there is significant power loss
    • Engine – a damaged engine will have a big reduction in performance

    Finally, suspension damage will result in your car exerting more roll, making it less-precise and unstable.

    Source: vg247.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - Black Edition announced as alternative to pre-order bonuses.

    GRID: Autosport will not offer a wide spread of pre-order bonuses. Instead, Codemasters will be offering the Black Edition, which comes with all sorts of extra goodies. The firm said:

    Included inside are the following:

    • Exclusive Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series car
    • Exclusive Black Edition white Ravenwest liveries for Black Edition cars
    • Online premium sponsors
    • 20 extra ‘Black Edition’ online livery patterns
    • 10 new sponsors with objectives

    GRID: Autosport hits PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on June 27.

    Sources: vg247.com and youtube.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - Discipline Focus Touring.

    A new trailer from Codemasters shows off the Touring Car discipline of Grid Autosport. Interspersed with interviews of real-life touring racers, the trailer shows footage of cars speeding around the track, weaving around rivals and nudging one another for position. Touring car racing is one of five disciplines planned for Grid Autosport, each of which has several dedicated series, such as GT, Single-Seaters, Muscle Cars, Drift, Supercars, Hypercars, Time Attack, and Prototypes.


    The Grid Autosport release date is June 24 2014 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

    Sources: computerandvideogames.com and youtube.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - Discipline Focus The Endurance.

    GRID Autosport is on display in a new Discipline Focus trailer looking at how endurance is handled in Codemasters' upcoming GRID sequel. Here's what this is all about:


    Sources: bluesnews.com and youtube.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - Discipline Focus The Open Wheel.

    A new trailer for GRID Autosport demonstrates the adaptable racing game's open-wheel discipline. Unlike touring cars, open-wheel racers must avoid contact with their competitors or risk serious damage to their automobile's fragile frame. Car handling designer Luke Stephenson said in a Codemasters blog post:


    Announced in April, the GRID Autosport release date is for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on June 24. According to Codemasters the installment will move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game.

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    GRID: Autosport - Tuner Trailer.

    Publisher Namco Bandai has released a new Grid Autosport trailer focused on the Tuner discipline, one of five styles of racing set to feature in the game's world of professional motorsport. Developer Codemasters explains in a blog post:


    The Grid Autosport release date is June 24 2014 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

    Sources: computerandvideogames.com and youtube.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - Discipline Focus The Street.

    GRID Autosport's Street racing discipline takes the lead in this latest trailer from Namco Bandai and Codemasters. One of five racing styles planned for the title, the studio noted that the game's races through the streets of San Francisco and Washington DC are reminiscent of the original GRID. Tracks which blaze through Chicago, Barcelona, Dubai, and Paris join the two classic venues. Street races have more variety than any other event in the game, car handling designer Luke Stephenson wrote on the Codemasters Blog:


    The Grid Autosport release date is June 24 2014 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

    Sources: computerandvideogames.com and youtube.com
     
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    GRID: Autosport - This is Racing.

    A new This is Racing trailer looks to get you motor running for GRID Autosport in advance of next week's release of Codemasters' racing game. Here's word:


    Sources: bluesnews.com and youtube.com
     
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    Grid: Autosport - DLC will include themed mini-expansions.

    Codemasters has detailed its Grid Autosport DLC plans ahead of the game's release this week on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Codies community manager Ben Walke said in a blog post that DLC will be arrive in the form of themed mini-expansions and car packs, which are detailed below.

    Car packs
    • Car packs are exactly how you'd imagine, they include new cars for the game and we've currently got three of these planned. Integration of the car packs is something that we know is hugely important to you, and through the feedback you've given us we're confident that you won't have any issues with mismatched compatibility. If you have a car pack and a friend doesn't, you'll still be able to race together and more importantly, see each other's cars.
    Mini-expansions
    • There will be three mini-expansions for GRID Autosport and each will have a specific 'theme' surrounding it. The mini-expansions will each include a selection of new locations, some will include new cars and in some cases new game modes entirely. Each mini-expansion will also bring with it a brand new addition to the single player experience, so while you'll be able to take your new content online, you'll also be able to play it offline.
    A high definition texture pack will also be available to download for the PC version on launch day, but Walke warned that the 4K textures included will have a small hit on your performance, hence its optional nature. A DLC season pass will be available on PC and PS3. The Grid Autosport release date is this Tuesday, June 24 in the US and Friday June 27 in Europe.

    Source: computerandvideogames.com
     
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    Grid: Autosport - Car packs and mini-expansions coming before October.

    Codemasters has detailed the Grid Autosport content it is planning to release in the coming months. Addressing questions from Season Pass holders asking what content they'll be given, the studio confirmed it will be releasing the 'Best of British', 'Coupe Style', and 'Road & Track' car packs.

    In addition, it plans to make three mini-expansions, which will feature a brand new single player championship and along with it a selection of tracks, routes and cars. The mini-expansions include the 'Sprint Pack', 'Touring Car Legends Pack' and the 'Drag Racing Pack'. Although Codemasters didn't confirm any specific release dates, it said the DLC is scheduled to be released before October 2014. On the subject of patches, Codemasters said that it is working to ensure these fix and tweak the game, as well as address certain requests from the community. It reads:

    Both of these features are currently being tested and should be available soon.

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    Grid: Autosport - Not altered for progression boosting DLC.

    Grid Autosport's experience-boosting DLC pack was added because it sells, Codemasters' community manager has admitted, though he says progression was never intentionally slowed to encourage purchases. The £2.39/$2.99 'Boost Pack' gives players a boost of approximately 50% more XP in career mode and around 50% more XP, Vehicle XP and in-game Cash when you race online according to its marketplace description. It was the first piece of DLC released for the game, attracting scorn from some players. Codemasters' Ben Walke noted in a post on NeoGAF that the developer received similar complaints about the same type of DLC for Grid 2. He said:

    Walke denied allegations from forum goers that Grid Autosport's core experience was altered to encourage purchasing the boost DLC. He added:

    Codemasters plans to release three DLC car packs and several mini-expansions with new championships, tracks, and cars for Grid Autosport before October.

    Sources: neogaf.com and computerandvideogames.com
     
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    Grid: Autosport - Car DLC released, upcoming patch detailed.

    Codemasters has released a new Grid Autosport DLC pack and revealed details of an upcoming patch. The latest game add-on is the Best of British DLC pack. Priced at £2.39 / $2.99, it introduces three new vehicles: McLaren F1 GTR, Aston Martin V12 Zagato and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722. Meanwhile, Codemasters community manager Ben Walke has revealed details about an upcoming patch, which will make the following changes in response to community requests for more variety in the available tracks online:

    • Increased number of potential routes across each of the five disciplines
    • Increased number of GP routes that appear
    • Ensured all locations feature prominently
    Walke said:

    Further additions set to feature in the patch include advanced options for wheels and controllers, a virtual rear view mirror, and matchmaking system tweaks to smooth the process of finding games. The patch is scheduled to arrive on PC very soon and on consoles in the near future.

    Source: computerandvideogames.com
     
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    Grid: Autosport - Receives Oculus Rift support.

    The PC version of Grid Autosport is being updated with Oculus Rift support. Codemasters announced the update on its official blog, stressing that the mode is still in the experimental stage and is prone to crashing. The company said:

    Players are advised to run the game in the Ultra-Low graphics preset initially, particularly for the Oculus Rift DK2, in order to ensure their PC can hit the required frame rate (60fps on DK1, 75fps on DK2). Rift support will be added in a general patch for the game, which is expected to go live on Steam this week. Instructions on how to activate the Oculus Rift mode are provided on the blog.

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    GRID Autosport - The Drag Pack Trailer.

    Player reactions and their ability to control a car as huge amounts of power are released under acceleration are put to the test in GRID Autosport.

    Trailer.

    Source: gametrailers.com
     

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