Grid Autosport, from the TOCA series, is another Codemasters’ crown jewel racing game, which has conquered virtually all platforms out there. Now, the developers are dishing out two free updates, currently in development, and the main reason is to bring the 2-player split-screen adaptability and the local wireless multiplayer availability, which are already coming on December 16, 2019. However, Online multiplayer is set as a part of the second free update pack, and it is scheduled for 2020, so we’ll just have to wait a little longer.
Codemasters have hit the target with virtually all of the titles from the series, and this game’s versions available now are Grid Autosport Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch. The TOCA series is almost entirely published and developed by Codemasters and while they originally focused on touring car racing, the game eventually grew into a wide variety of motorsport subgenres.
GRID Autosport Nintendo Switch release date was on September 19, 2019 and the game has apparently reached high critical acclaim, which is why there is such a high demand for multiplayer tweaks. It is quite the shame that this impressive racer game has not yet taken advantage of Switch’s split-screen and local multiplayer opportunities, for it’s the essence of the whole Switch experience. However, in just five days, we will be able to enjoy it.
However, multiplayer online gameplay is something that needs a little more sauce and it is set for 2020, probably early Q1. It also comes as a free update and it will expand upon the competitive aspect of the game greatly. Of course, Online competitive multiplayer mode is a must when it comes to this racer, which already offers a wide variety of modes and stuff to do.
If you haven’t played it yet, this title places the player in seat of a racing driver, inside and outside of the race. The game follows a racing career, enabling the player to build one in single-player Career mode, with opportunities for various world championships and competitions. It also offers customizable experience in terms of vehicles, types of races, circuits, difficulties, and more. Single-player similarly offers the Custom Cup mode, while the multiplayer mode adapts to the platform, like the upcoming Split-screen mode support for Switch.
It is also quite a loss for not including it already at launch, for Online multiplayer racing is done via RaceNet, which is the exclusive community hub made by Codemasters. Players also earn XP and cash, which is used to upgrade or purchase vehicles. The developers also provide various challenges for multiplayer mode – RaceNet Challenges, while the emphasis of the entire game is on having multiple racing disciplines.
GRID Autosport reviews and reception has been very favorable on all platforms, including Switch, and now the experience is only set to evolve further. This last title is truly a crown jewel of the TOCA series, it is no wonder this game continues its reign five years after it was initially released. Perfectly adapted for each platform it conquered, the game continues the Codemasters’ legacy and marks another successful port.