Caged Element and Wired Productions announced that GRIP is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game was originally announced for PC a while back as a crowdfunded project, but has slowly been evolving as Caged Element teamed up with Wired Productions to have the futuristic, omni-angular racing game released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One as well.
A new trailer was released this week to give gamers a look at some new gameplay, while a press release revealed that GRIP will be enhanced for the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro, with resolution and graphical enhancements for Sony and Microsoft’s half-gen upgrades. You can check out the new trailer below.
The combat racer has some really spiffy looking tracks. The steel-frame track suspended high in the air reminded me a lot of the kind of tubular aerial tracks you would find in games like Jet Moto. Back then developers were really rocking and rolling when it came to original racing games, it’s a shame how far we’ve fallen since then.
Nevertheless, GRIP is designed to rekindle some of the literal off-the-wall action that was present in titles like Rollcage way back in the day.
Chris Mallinson, the game director at Caged Element, explained that they’re taking their passion for the old 1990s combat racers and bringing them up to par with today’s graphics and physics capabilities, mentioning in the press release…
“GRIP began as a passion project paying tribute to the great Rollcage games and racers of a past era, but it’s now truly transformed into a fully-fledged, futuristic combat racer fit for this generation. We’re extremely proud of the game and can’t wait to unleash it later this year on all platforms. Combat racing is back, baby.”
GRIP is currently in Early Access on Steam and was built on the Unreal Engine 4. Demonstrations of the game are currently taking place at GDC this year in San Francisco, California at the Moscone Center in the south hall at booth #1023. They also have plans to demo the game at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as at EGX Rezzed later this year in London, U.K.
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