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Trailer GRID Autosport - Release Date Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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Step into a career as a pro-racer, mastering the world’s fastest cars to win motorsport’s most exciting races, from the hallowed asphalt of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the narrow city streets of Barcelona.

Coming September 19 2019.



I hope it's a good port.
 

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Digital only? OOOF.

Daily reminder that licenced car games expire digitally, so buy it while you can.
 
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Looks great! Here's the track list:

Circuits
Name
Day
Night
Routes
Autódromo do Algarve​
Yes​
Yes​
Sport Circuit
GP Circuit
National Circuit
Club Circuit​
Circuit of the Americas​
Yes​
Yes​
GP Circuit
GP Circuit Reversed
National Circuit
National Circuit Reversed
Club Circuit
Club Circuit Reversed​
Mount Panorama​
Yes​
No​
Motor Racing Circuit
Motor Racing Circuit Reversed​
Brands Hatch​
Yes​
Yes​
GP Circuit
GP Circuit Reversed
Indy Circuit
Indy Circuit Reversed
Drift Circuit
Drift Circuit Reversed​
Autosport Raceway​
Yes​
No​
GP Circuit
Infield Circuit
Oval Circuit
Club Circuit
National Circuit
Drift Circuit
Drift Circuit Reversed​
Hockenheimring​
Yes​
Yes​
Grand Prix Course
Motodrom Course
Short Course
Short Course B
Drift Course
Drift Course Reversed​
Indianapolis​
Yes​
No​
Sport Circuit
GP Circuit
Oval Circuit
Infield Circuit
North Circuit​
Intercity Istanbul Park​
Yes​
No​
Grand Prix Circuit
Intermediate Circuit
Grand Prix Circuit B
Intermedia Circuit B​
Circuito Del Jarama​
Yes​
No​
GP Jarama Circuit
GP Jamara Circuit Reversed​
Circuit Mont Tremblant​
Yes​
Yes​
Grand Prix Circuit
Grand Prix Circuit Reversed
North Loop
North Loop Reversed
South Loop
South Loop Reversed​
Okutama​
Yes​
Yes​
Grand Circuit
Sprint Circuit
Drift Circuit
Grand Circuit B
Sprint Circuit B
Drift Circuit B​
Red Bull Ring​
Yes​
No​
GP Circuit
GP Circuit Reversed
South Circuit
South Circuit Reversed
North Circuit
North Circuit Reversed​
Sepang International Circuit​
Yes​
Yes​
GP Circuit
GP Circuit Reversed
North Circuit
North Circuit Reversed
South Circuit
South Circuit Reversed​
Spa-Francorchamps​
Yes​
Yes​
GP Circuit
Sportscar
GP Circuit Reversed
Sportscar Reversed​
Yas Marina Circuit​
Yes​
Yes​
GP Circuit
Championship Circuit
International Circuit
South Circuit
Paddock Circuit
Drift Circuit
Drift Circuit B​
Cities
Name
Day
Night
Routes
Barcelona​
Yes​
No​
Memorial Run
Marine Gate
Columbus Bay
Cathedral Pass
Fountain Loop
High Street​
Chicago​
Yes​
No​
The Loop
Underpass Ring
Wabash Run
Riverside
Marina City
Lake Shore Point​
Detroit​
Yes​
No​
Stadium Long
Stadium Short​
Dubai​
Yes​
No​
Al Sufouh Strip
Jumeirah Beach
Nakheel Vista
Hattan Way
Orra Quay Loop
Gulf Approach​
Paris​
Yes​
No​
Arc de Triomphe
Avenue de New-York
Circuit de la Seine
Champs Élysées
Pont de L’alma
Le Trocadero​
San Francisco​
Yes​
No​
Grand Prix Circuit
Grand Prix Circuit B
Sprint Circuit
Short Circuit
Sprint Circuit B
Short Circuit B​
Washington​
Yes​
No​
Grand Prix Circuit
Park Circuit
Street Circuit
Sprint Circuit
Hill Circuit
Spring Circuit B​
 

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I’m getting this. I bought it when I first got my iPad but I hate playing games on it. Switch with actual controls will be quite nice.
 

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tbh this puppy runs on the ipad pro 2018 model
So you're saying codemasters pulled a small miracle, given that ipad easily outperforms macbooks of the same period? Interesting.

I’m getting this. I bought it when I first got my iPad but I hate playing games on it. Switch with actual controls will be quite nice.
Ditto. There've been some very competent racers on ios/android, and I've been patiently waiting for the day those devs would figure out they're leaving money on the table until they ported to switch.
 
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Wait...digital only? Where's this info from? I was 100% getting this on Switch day one if it was physical, but if it's download only I'll probably get it on PS4. Disappointing.
 

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This is exactly what I need on switch! A solid realistic racer. Just give me 30fps/720p and not too much pop up/etc. I don't need miracles here. A portable codemasters racer sounds awesome.
 
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This is exactly what I need on switch! A solid realistic racer. Just give me 30fps/720p and not too much pop up/etc. I don't need miracles here. A portable codemasters racer sounds awesome.
It’s probably going to be 30fps and 900p docked 720p handheld
 

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It’s probably going to be 30fps and 900p docked 720p handheld
Gameplay in the trailer is 30 frames per second, so yes, thats probably the target framerate.

Not an issue to me. I put like 50+ hours in Test Drive Unlimited and TOCA Race Driver 3 Challenge in Playstation Portable, and both games worked at locked 20 frames per second.
 
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Forza, etc

I like racing games that are old school arcade feel
I'd say in on the same level as Forza. With vehicle damage and no pit stops if you care. You race with cars distributed in categories.
Happy?
 

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thats one good racing for Switch as its getting more and more good games from big consoles now.
 

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I'm fine. But this game I'll wait and see the reviews first. I was thinking about picking Xenon Racer instead since it's 9 bucks now on eshop.
Probably don't get Xenon Racer, even at that price. The game is truly broken on Switch and the patches since launch haven't really changed anything by all accounts. I was going to get it myself but watching video reviews has seriously put me off. Same with Rise: race the future.
 

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Probably don't get Xenon Racer, even at that price. The game is truly broken on Switch and the patches since launch haven't really changed anything by all accounts. I was going to get it myself but watching video reviews has seriously put me off. Same with Rise: race the future.
I saw the gameplay of both. Seems like Grid Autosport is the only serious racing games Switch has to offer for now.
 

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– Works with the GameCube controller
– HD Rumble support
– Digital only, at least for now
– Performance mode and graphics modes included
– 60 FPS with performance mode
– 30 FPS with graphics mode
– All DLC included
– Initially single-player only
– Multiplayer update in the works
This is a day one for me, specially after reading the 60 fps performance mode option.
 
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This looks better and better with each new piece of information. My wallet is under serious stress right now :D
 
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60fps framegrab footage (warning: make sure to watch the 1080p60 or 720p60 versions, as the rest may look utterly crappy on some players):
 
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60fps framegrab footage (warning: make sure the watch the 1080p60 or 720p60 versions, as the rest may look utterly crappy on some players):

Be warned that in portable mode it seems it's running in 720p/30fps. I may be wrong and it could be 60fps aswell.

Decisions decisions.
 

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Be warned that in portable mode it seems it's running in 720p/30fps. I may be wrong and it could be 60fps aswell.

Decisions decisions.
It runs below 30FPS in that video, framerate is all over the place. Of course not a game's problem, phones just suck at video recording.
 
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It runs below 30FPS in that video, framerate is all over the place. Of course not a game's problem, phones just suck at video recording.
That's the only thing keeping me from preordering the game right now. I think Switch could made it playble at 720p/60fps since the game itself is 5 years old.
 

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My preordered copy just unlocked and Brands Hatch took 2h of my sleep time.. Oh wow, hat off to Feral! This is the most competent port of any multiplat I've seen on the switch yet -- plus gyro steering in docked mode (pro pad), plus 30/60fps settings, plus high-res texture pack (free DLC).

Haven't had this much fun with a racer for a very long time.
 
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I’ve played several races so far and they did an awesome job on this. I hope it sells amazing and codemasters brings more games to the platform.

*cough*
F1
 

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Sim_mode + RWD + expert_AI - traction_control = spin-me-baby-one-more-time. I can barely finish in top 5 on Brands Hatch. I'm having a blast -- this is proper racing! (tm)
 
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I'm really having a great time playing Grid AutoSport on Switch. They probably did the perfect port. I'm playing graphics mode although they did an amazing job adding the 60fps performance one. The reason is that I find the graphics mode to have a more stable framerate and of course more effects/details giving a great sense of speed. But it's so good to have so many options. Anyway I really hope that more racing games will come to Switch by Feral Interactive/Codemasters.
 

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Yeah, they clearly didn't half-ass it. It's a legit port of a pretty damn good racer, with both graphical options being very worthwhile additions.

Graphics mode is stunning, I litterally have a 7th gen racer on my pocket. Performance mode is less impressive visually but the (mostly) consistent 60fps is a huge bonus for a racing game.

All in all, I'm having an absolute blast with GRID, and I love the "pick-up and play" nature of it all. I just jump right in during my commute and win some races in the process. I agree though you need to ramp up the difficulty a bit in order to really have fun, but you can change that setting pretty easily.

I preordered it and don't regret it a single second. If your're a sucker for racers like me and you have a Switch, it's a true no-brainer. (y)
 

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OK...even though I already played it to death on 360 and swore I wouldn't pay for it again on switch...I couldn't help myself. And I'm extremely impressed with the port on switch. Looks great, plays just as good as the 360 version even without analogue triggers.
 

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I’m using the right stick as gas and brake, what is everyone else doing?
Standard controls?
Who is using tilt controls? Lol

Multiplayer update is gonna be 🔥
I'm using gyro for steering. I'm allergic to stick/d-pad steering ; ) Especially when during replays I see those wheels move as if on a shopping cart.

Seriously, though, gyro is next best thing after a proper steering wheel. Speaking of which, it'd be soo nice if there was a FF one working with GRID on switch one day..
 
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I'm using gyro for steering. I'm allergic to stick/d-pad steering ; ) Especially when during replays I see those wheels move as a shopping cart's.

Seriously, though, gyro is next best thing after a proper steering wheel. Speaking of which, it'd be soo nice if there was a FF one working with GRID on switch one day..
I’ll have to give it a try. I normally don’t like that but when you are having to do precision subtle turns it sounds like it would be better
 
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Picked this up with the Lite and Link’s Awakening (which I am loving), and I’m really digging it.

I was a little uncertain about the acceleration problem courtesy of Nintendo not really designing their shoulder buttons for most racers, but after giving the R-stick method a try, I liked it more than I thought I would.

Some people seem to be getting along fine with digital, but being able to precisely control acceleration and braking headed into and out of a corner is something I really enjoy with these games. A big breakthrough moment was realizing it’s essentially mirrored Halo vehicle controls, and Ive always been fine with those. 😋

The game itself is fantastic, from what I’ve played. The entire visual package on the Lite’s screen and size is just a jaw-dropper, and I’m sure no less impressive no matter where you played it. Likewise, it just feels so good to finally get a sim on portable for the first time since PSP, and this seems to be one of the better ones.

This may be a last-gen, 2014 port, but frankly, it may have been an inspired decision to port this, instead of force-feeding this year’s Grid to the Switch, likely with framerate, resolution, and visual cuts. I do love an ambitious port, but when it comes to sim racing, those kinds of cuts could seriously impact your ability to compete and read the track. Here, we have 1080p Docked, 720p portable, the performance of your choice, and a beautiful game anyway. Win win.
 

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Likewise, it just feels so good to finally get a sim on portable for the first time since PSP, and this seems to be one of the better ones.

This may be a last-gen, 2014 port, but frankly, it may have been an inspired decision to port this, instead of force-feeding this year’s Grid to the Switch, likely with framerate, resolution, and visual cuts.
Yeah you're right ! The last time I was this impressed by a handheld racer, was with Gran Turismo PSP ten years ago. It was a wasted opportunity of a game, with its lack of GT mode, but it still was a real technical showpiece.



And before that, it was Ridge Racer at the PSP launch in '04. We were coming right out of the GBA, so when I watched the game running for the first time, my jaw utterly dropped.



GRID Autosport on Switch is the closest I felt relieving that same experience.

You're also right about them making the right call of porting a 7th gen game. There's no downgrade, no cutbacks, it's the same thing, if not slightly better. And it's still a looker to this day, so in that sense, Feral made the right choice. Now Feral, port DIRT 3 in my Switch pleeeaase !