Codemasters has announced that GRID, its upcoming track-focused arcade racer has been delayed from its original release date of September 13th, 2019 to October 11th, 2019.
Ultimate Edition owners will still receive three days of early access from October 8th. This delay applies to the launch of the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. GRID will also be available on the Google Stadia game streaming platform as a launch title later this year, though a release date for the service has yet to be announced.
Codemasters says the reason for the delay is “to give added exposure to a game we’re hugely excited about.” No further reasoning was specified, but the developer did tease that “more major news” about GRID will be shared within the next few days, with additional announcements to come leading up to the game’s release.
Recently, Codemasters debuted the new Havana circuit for GRID. Set in the bustling, exotic capital city of Cuba, located in the northern Caribbean, this fantasy track is a twisty and unforgiving circuit.
“Havana’s busy lifestyle and stunning architecture make it a perfect location for a street circuit in GRID,” Codemasters says. “With every corner lined with roaring crowds, imposing buildings, and even the odd crashing wave from the Gulf of Mexico, there’s plenty of atmosphere to go with the on-track action.”
Races in GRID are divided amongst seven classes, including Touring, Tuner, Stock, GT, Formula J, Prototypes and Group 7 Specials. Codemasters also recently unveiled the first 12 cars that will be featured in the game, including the likes of the Audi RS 3 LMS, the Ferrari 488 GTE and the Porsche 911 RSR.
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