Already it’s been a good year for racing fans on PS4. We’ve had Burnout Paradise Remastered, the excellent Horizon Chase Turbo, and Codemasters Evo’s ONRUSH to deal with. Futuristic combat racer GRIP looks set to be PS4 and Nintendo Switch’s next racing fix. Expect this ferociously fast, futuristic combat racer to arrive later this year. Fully enhanced for PlayStation 4 Pro, GRIP was inspired by the Rollcage games of the late 90’s. Harnessing the power of Unreal Engine 4 to deliver gravity defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish weapons, GRIP hopes to deliver a fast and competitive racing experience. Featuring a killer soundtrack, furious speeds and intense action, GRIP is looking mighty good.
Our buddies over at TeamVVV got to grips with the PS4 version, check out what they thought below.
GRIP will see racers speeding their way around 19 tracks across a variety of hostile and foreign worlds. Remaining focused on the task at hand, players must be merciless in their quest to cross the finish line; deploying an arsenal of 11 devastating weapons and power-ups to give them the advantage to take the lead against fierce competitors. From explosive darts, mines, and missiles to shields and turbos, these weapons will allow players to not only target other cars, but the environment surrounding them – blasting their way through structures or collapsing them unexpectedly onto unsuspecting opponents.
Racers can pick from a roster of 15 armoured cars – some swift and agile, while others are brutish and heavily armoured. Modifying further to suit their style, players can also customize each vehicle with an array of varied paint jobs, decals, wheels and other details. More information about the game’s cars, tracks, weapons and other modes – including Carkour and Arena – will be detailed by Wired Productions later this year.
No matter what you’re playing on this looks exciting. As long-standing fans of PS1’s Rollcage and the combat racing genre, we think GRIP is looking something special.
Hold on tight as our review drops tomorrow!