The ‘Get your heart racing’ trailer shows night-time racing and heavy rain conditions, among other features.
Grid game director Chris Smith says: “We want to build on Grid’s legacy and create a game that focuses on three core pillars of choice and accessibility, motorsport stories and racing for glory, all of which are captured in the trailer.
“Accessibility and Choice allows players to race their way with handling options for both the core sim racer and casual players.
Secondly, it’s about Glory and Prestige. We want players to feel excited no matter where they finish – whether that’s in first place or coming out on top against your arch nemesis.
“Lastly, it’s about the unpredictable stories that happen in motorsport; it’s why we watch motorsport on TV. It’s the drama and those the key moments that get you sitting on the edge of your seat.”
Smith adds: “Grid isn’t about a procession of cars. It’s tight overtakes, bumper-to-bumper scrapes and competitive racing action. We want everything including the car to be able to tell a story at the end of the race through its bumps and scrapes. Grid gives players drama, excitement and unique motorsport stories in every race.”
Revealed in May, the fourth game in the Grid series features race circuits spanning four continents and cars across GT, touring, stock, muscle and super-modified types. Races include circuit, street racing, ovals, hot laps, point-to-point and world time attack.
In July, Codemasters delayed the Grid release date from September 13 to October 11, 2019. In a blog post explaining the move, the company said the delay would give it more time to build awareness of the game pre-release.