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GRID Autosport, the next game in the GRID series and descendant of TOCA Touring Cars.

http://blog.codemasters.com/grid/04/introducing-grid-autosport/


 
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GRID Autosport aims to move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game...

...we hope that it signals a pivot which we’re taking at Codemasters, to cater more closely to our core fanbase...

For GRID Autosport we’ve gone back to a more authentic handling style. It’s definitely not a full simulation – we want it to be authentic, not clinical – but it’s more towards that end of the spectrum than before. If anything, we believe the handling is actually one or two steps further towards simulation than Race Driver: GRID, to give you an idea.

22 locations with a combined route list that totals over 100... While we will have a selection of great city based locations it’s the circuits that make up the bulk of the roster and there’s a great variety on offer.

Cockpit view makes a return, and with it a dashboard view too, yes, GRID Autosport will ship with two in-car cameras.

Much more through the link. Seems like some legit changes, should be interesting to see how it's received.

Update:

Additional pre-alpha Eurogamer footage:


Edited by zinfinion - 4/22/14 at 7:26am
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More simulation-like?

Guess there's nothing for me to get excited about after all...
 
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why did they remove cockpit view in the 1st place?
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More simulation-like?

Guess there's nothing for me to get excited about after all...

It's mentioned in the article that no matter what they do, some people are going to be disappointed. sadsmiley.gif I'm curious to see how the sales data will reflect their decisions.

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why did they remove cockpit view in the 1st place?

The stated reasons were their metrics from online races showed that only 5% of players used cockpit view (which is obvious, since in online you want the absolute best view) and based on that they decided they could cut car interiors to allocate more assets to the exteriors and the racing venues.

So basically they made a flawed presumption by not tracking single player camera preferences and managed to annoy their "core" players who presumably like to race in cockpit in single player.

I've tweeted at them whether TrackIR and Oculus support is in, not crossing my fingers for a reply. My Twitter experience to date has been pretty iffy as far as responses go.
Edited by zinfinion - 4/22/14 at 5:10am
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Good to see the game going back to more grid 1 like approach. Sprinkle at least some authenticity and realism in there.

I hated Codemasters' recent style of adding nonsense like stunt garbage to dirt and making grid 2 into a completely full blown arcade game.
 
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The fact in car view is back means I'm buying a copy
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I hated Codemasters' recent style of adding nonsense like stunt garbage to dirt and making grid 2 into a completely full blown arcade game.

There was nothing full blow arcade about Grid 2. It was a good mix between arcade/simulation. The perfect blend IMO. Full blown arcade is the trash that comes from Need For Speed titles, generally.

Full blown simulation is not what I'm personally looking for in a Grid title, but that's where it's heading I guess. Sigh.
 
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I hated Codemasters' recent style of adding nonsense like stunt garbage to dirt and making grid 2 into a completely full blown arcade game.

A proper Dirt for me would be rally (with repairs between segments), trailblazer, land rush (the only fun circuit racing in my opinion, since it is off road), raid, gate crasher, and hill climb (best part of the first Dirt).

Cut out gymkhana, drift, head 2 head, rallycross and all the X-Games nonsense and I'll be good.
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YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY definite day 1 purchase. I don't get excited about games much anymore so this is definitely something to be excited about.
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