The streets are certainly where I do my driving, so it should be such a leap to think I can do what the GRID Autosport racing drivers do, yeah? Let's just watch this new trailer on GRID Autosport's "Street" racing discipline, one of the five disciplines included in the game and... yup, there's no way I could do any of that. Thanks, Codemasters, for yet another emasculating reminder that I drive like a grandma compared to professional drivers.
I think of all the disciplines in GRID Autosport, street racing is by far the easiest to both relate to and get excited by. Everyday people drive these streets and being able to take away limitations like traffic, speed limits and our everyday ho-hum cars in turn for lightning-fast hot rods racing for first is a gift. It's through street racing that gamers like me, who have very little interest in the higher forms of racing, first get that taste of addicting adrenaline. Things spiral out of control from there.
I think, in that regard, GRID Autosport is on track to potentially deliver a significant type of racing experience to close out their days on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Well, one would hope. If there's a sort of progress to the game, I think it can be a great welcome into racing for all audiences. If it's just all of the racing, in your face, then that's cool too. It's just probably not the type of racing game I'm interested in diving into.
We'll find out soon, because GRID Autosport will be launching on June 24 in North America and June 27 in Europe for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 properties.