Codies Weekly Update 30-05-14
It’s raining! Why is it raining? Seriously, it’s June next week and the ice cream man has only visited the Codemasters HQ once this year. All we want is to sit on the grass with a 99er but instead it’s grey skies and wet. Thankfully it’s all sunshine indoors and spirits are high so without further ado let’s get on with this week’s Codies Update.
This week’s big news is that GRID Autosport is now available to pre-order on Steam Woo Hoo!
We can’t believe it’s now less than four weeks from launch. We can’t wait for you all to get your hands on GRID Autosport, when we say we can’t wait we mean it so to tide us over we shared some copies of the preview version of the game (normally reserved for the press) with some of our biggest fans.
- Forum member SRS13Rastus1701 preview
- GameRiot’s GRID Autosport Gameplay Walkthrough
- Aarava’s Formula C Open Wheel Race
- Alex Zafro’s Mercedes vs McLaren Endurance Race
- Tiametmarduk’s Career mode walkthrough
Focus on Endurance
It’s the dead of night and the illumination of the starting straight fades into the background, track lighting is at a minimum and the headlights from your competitors shine into the night. The brake lights in front appear, a set of red eyes staring your headlights down. Then they vanish.
Monster Energy Racing
Monster Energy Racing has a high profile presence in Street and Tuner racing, where they have invested heavily in these edgy styles of racing. If you can secure a drive with them in the first tiers of the other driving disciplines, Monster teams are well funded and well equipped, and can propel your career on towards the top ranked teams in those disciplines.
GRID Autosport // The Story So Far
So while we’ve been busy talking about the game it’s possible that you may have missed something, it’s ok, we don’t hold it against you, the internet is a big place after all. If you have missed anything then you’ve come to the right place.
Last week we launched F1 Race Stars on the App Store and we wanted to thank all of you for your kind feedback and for making it the number one free game in over 100 countries!
If you’ve not tried it yet head over to the App Store and download for free now!
This week’s Community Spotlight shines on the incredible Overtakes of the Week series and its creator RyanL983. The weekly series is jam-packed full of incredible F1 overtakes with hundreds of players across the globe sending in their footage and hoping to land in the top 10.
It’s the final round of the DiRT RallyChampionship this week and we decided to let the contenders pick the stages. If you would like to take part head over to the forums for details of how to enter and you have until Tuesday next week to submit your times.
The most popular tweet from DiRT this week belongs to yesterday’s #ThrowbackThursday post and is a previously unseen photo that was tucked away on a wall in the studio. It’s from the development of Colin McRae Rally 2 and gives you an idea of the lengths we go to so as to get the sound just right.
— DiRT (@dirtgame) May 29, 2014
Screenshot of the week
Toto Kwok caught some air in DiRT 3 and managed to capture the moment perfectly
Tweet of the Week
Well you could always play split screen Matt
@gridgame Psst I just preordered Autosport. Don’t tell my wife she is going to be a Gridow for a while.
— matt fost (@fostbitten27) May 15, 2014
Video of the Week
This week’s video is RyanL83’s F1 2013 Overtakes of the week and features some pretty impressive driving!
There you have it, another week and another Codies Weekly Update done! As ever we’ll be back next week with more news from the world of Codemasters, have an awesome weekend.