Codemasters has announced that its bringing GRID Autosport to Nintendo Switch in 2019. The news was shared earlier today over on the developer’s official blog, where it revealed that the port will be handled by Feral Interactive, the same team who brought the racing title onto macOS in 2015, and later to iPhone and iPad in 2017.
When it releases next year, GRID Autosport will be the first full-fledged racing simulation to come to Nintendo Switch. Few details about the re-release of the title were shared, but an official trailer has been released – which you can check out below.
From the game’s official description, GRID Autosport “challenges players to become pro-racers, mastering motorsport’s most exciting cars on the world’s most thrilling circuits, from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the city streets of Barcelona. With customisable difficulty and a range of driving disciplines, GRID Autosport delivers an irresistible mix of realistic handling and high-speed thrills.”
“GRID Autosport’s AAA production values and deep yet accessible gameplay will make it a fantastic addition to the Nintendo Switch,” says David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “Following its success on iOS, we’re thrilled to bring it to Switch players.”
Be on the lookout for more details on the Nintendo Switch version of GRID Autosport as we approach its release next year. A timeframe beyond 2019 wasn’t shared, but it’ll likely come out within the first half of the year. Pricing details have also yet to be revealed, but Codemasters has confirmed that it’ll be available for download from the Nintendo eShop when it does release.
GRID Autosport for Nintendo Switch isn’t the only title Codemasters has in the pipeline for 2019. The developer is currently busy with DiRT Rally 2.0, the next installment in its rally-focused simulation franchise launching in February next year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. A new entry in the bespoke Formula 1 racing series is also expected to launch next Summer to keep in time with the game’s annual release cadence.
In other Codemasters news, ONRUSH, the developer’s action-arcade racer will be available to download for free on PlayStation 4 next month via the PlayStation Plus subscription service. It’s already available on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service on Xbox One. You can check out our review for ONRUSH detailing everything you need to know about the title, as well as the reasons as to why we feel it deserved better.
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