Race Driver: Grid
Race Driver: GRID is the latest addition to the TOCA Touring Car series by Codemasters, published and developed by the same company. It was announced on April 19, 2007, and will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, as well as Windows PCs. The game is due for release in June of 2008.
Race Driver One will make use of Codemasters own Ego engine, an evolved version of the Neon engine already used in their previous release Dirt. The damage code is said to have been completely rewritten to allow for persistent damage environments. GRID is also said to feature "the most extensive range of events in the TOCA Race Driver series, combining official circuit-based championships with road races and urban street competitions."
Race Driver: GRID will take players to beautifully realised and dramatic race locations over three continents to compete in an unprecedented variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful race cars – new and classic, circuit and drift – players will compete to conquer the most prestigious official race tracks and championships and then go beyond to compete in challenging city-based competitions, through to road events and urban street races.
In Europe, race gamers will compete on the greatest official tracks in prestige Marques including Aston Martin, Koenigsegg and Pagani. Iconic cities across the U.S. – including San Francisco, Washington DC and Detroit and each with their own atmosphere and events – play hosts to diverse street races. Here, high-performance V8 muscle cars set the pace in aggressive closely fought pack competitions.
In the Far East, Japanese racing culture sets the tone where night races, including Drift racing, take drivers through neon illuminated cities and to outlying mountain roads. There is also the opportunity to compete in races that operate on the fringes of legality in the back streets and industrial areas of Yokohama.