New, 'more authentic' Grid game coming June 27

The next Grid game is on the way—and it's closer to release than you might think. Codemasters has announced that Grid Autosport will be out on June 27 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The game, Codemaster says, "aims to move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game." Here's what it looks like:

Okay, so the trailer doesn't show you a whole lot. Codemasters' announcement is full of juicy details, though. For starters, the company says it scoured forums, comments sections, and reviews for feedback about previous Grid titles, and it's "this feedback that helped create GRID Autosport."

Codemasters also reveals that Grid Autosport will have a "more authentic handling style," with each car endowed with its own personality. The studio wanted to "replicate an authentic feeling of what it's like to race each of these cars . . . as if you were out on the track yourself." There will be five different racing modes (or disciplines) in all, as well as 22 locations, "over 100" routes, and not just one, but two in-car views. Apparently, Grid Autosport will have more circuits than Grid and Grid 2 combined.

Too bad the game's platform focus doesn't bode well for next-gen eye candy. The graphics in the trailer look nice enough, but if history is any indication, aiming a title at the Xbox 360 and PS3 tends to involve certain sacrifices. Oh well. That probably won't matter too much if the game is as fun and content-packed as Codemasters claims. (Thanks to Rock, Paper, Shotgun for the link.)

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