Today GRID Autosport launched a new world of motorsport as it raced into stores for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.
As GRID Autosport launches, two major new multiplayer features powered by RaceNet, the free million-member online community hub from Codemasters, go live too. GRID Autosport gamers connected to RaceNet are now able to form their own Racing Clubs and can compete in clan-style competition. Gamers will be able to race under a shared livery, check the progress of their club-mates and rival clubs, and earn points for their club every time they race.
GRID Autosport’s launch also marks the start of new RaceNet Challenges, which give players six fresh new challenges every week. In RaceNet Challenges, players will earn XP and in-game cash to use in the game and will earn more for finishing higher on the leaderboard, which will feature all the participants in each challenge. The challenges that are live today are as follows:
Endurance Racing – Endurance GT cars at Spa-Francorchamps
Street Racing – Hypercars at Washington, D.C.
Touring Cars – Super Tourers at Mount Panorama
Open-Wheel – IndyCar racing at Indianapolis
Tuner – Drift event at the custom designed Autosport Raceway
Party – Demolition Derby at Detroit
Players can join RaceNet for free today by visiting www.racenet.com.
In GRID Autosport, players will experience five different styles of motorsport, each featuring different dedicated series. Players can choose to specialise in their favourite or conquer them all, online or in the game’s career mode. Each disciple gives players a uniquely different challenge and experience, and requires different racing skills.