GRIP is an upcoming fast-paced, futuristic arcade combat racer for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Developer Cage Element has revealed that the upcoming title will be launching this fall and some of the members behind GRIP, helped develop classic arcade combat racer Rollcage.
It seems that when one genre begins to trickle off, that somewhere and somehow, a developer takes notice of this anomaly and decides to do something about it. While there are a handful of combat racers out there, there’s not many that actually focus on being fast-paced, breakneck experiences, which just happen to feature guns blazing, rockets firing, and nitrous burning experiences.
Today, Wired Productions Ltd. and independent developer Caged Element Inc. have revealed their upcoming title GRIP is in development for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Their goal? To start the re-emergence of blindingly fast arcade racers, ones that offer true, wheel-gripping racing experiences while the cars of your opponents are devastated by incoming fire.
“It’s a dream come true to once again find myself working on another great racing project” said Robert Baker, principal programmer for GRIP and former lead programmer at Rollcage’s developer, Attention to Detail. “There are so many elements to GRIP that take me back, and I love the true racing experience that Rollcage and now GRIP both deliver. GRIP is truly poised to be the spiritual successor to the Rollcage games of the late 90s that so many people loved playing.”
The team has revealed that their upcoming title will take full advantage of today’s current generation of console gaming hardware and even PC gaming hardware. With vehicles hitting speeds of over 767 mph, we can only wonder just what’s going to happen as four wheels stick to pavement, bullets riddle the track, and explosions of an opponents cars echo off in the background in a cacophony of destruction.
It is confirmed that GRIP will be taking advantage of the enhanced power behind both the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One, which will allow Caged Element to make one of the best looking racers on the market with the power of Unreal Engine 4. But don’t think that’s all. Your destructive nature will allow you to see your races take place while choosing from 15 armored cars, classified by their swiftness, agility, and brutish types of armor. Want to customize your car? You can change them up with a variety of paint jobs, decals, and the likes.
You can stay tuned to learn more about the game’s cars, tracks, weapons, and modes including the Carkour and Arena later this year when the information is released by Wired Productions. We’ll keep you updated as news about GRIP is made available from the publisher.
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