Late last year, Codemasters and Feral Interactive proudly announced that the hit sim-racer GRID Autosport would be speeding its way onto the Nintendo Switch. The announcement was coupled with a trailer which showed off a good chunk of gameplay footage. But, now the developers have released some still images captures straight from the Switch version to admire:
A Real Sim-Racer in Your Hands
Despite having first released 4.5 years ago, GRID Autosport is still a pretty decent looking racer, and it appears that the Switch version will be keeping that trend going. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem for the system to run this game considering that it originally launched on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Technical details have yet to be released, but from the screenshots it does seem that the game lacks anti-aliasing (at least in its current form).
This is quite common in a lot of Switch titles, so it’s not surprising. It would be nice if Feral Interactive could have the game run at a native 1080p when in docked mode. These screenshots are 720p, but that’s likely due to them being taken using the Switch’s built-in ‘Capture’ feature. Nevertheless, the car model appears to look very good, though the background crowd models aren’t that amazing and the track environment is also rather sparse (but what you do expect from a last-gen game?)
GRID coming to Switch is very important due to their being a lack of quality sim-racers on the system. So far, there’s only this and V-Rally 4, though WRC 8 will also be joining the party later this year. On that note, there still isn’t any info on the release date for GRID Autosport, though it has already been confirmed to be launching on Switch in 2019.
If you haven’t seen it already, here’s the aforementioned announcement trailer that was first shown off a few weeks ago: