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GRID Autosport dev says there are "no current plans" for a physical release

Looks like we've stalled out

Back in March, we caught wind of retailer NetGames.de adding a listing to their site for a physical release of GRID Autosport. Unfortunately, it turns out that listing was a mistake. That listing has since been removed, and developer Feral Interactive reached out to us with the following message.

As the company that developed GRID Autosport for Nintendo Switch, we would like to inform you that there are no current plans to release a physical version of the game. Should this situation change, it will be announced on our website and our social media channels.

If you're planning on buying GRID Autosport for Switch, it looks like the eShop version is your only option for the time being.

GRID Autosport for Nintendo Switch - local multiplayer and split-screen update trailer

Race with friends

The first feature update has launched for GRID Autosport on Nintendo Switch, introducing local wireless multiplayer for up to eight players and two player split-screen.

A further update with Labo and wheel support and online multiplayer is scheduled for this year.

Free update brings local multiplayer and split-screen to GRID Autosport on Switch Today

Race together

The first feature update has launched for GRID Autosport on Nintendo Switch, introducing:

Local wireless multiplayer for up to eight players.
Two player split-screen.

If Auto-Update Software is turned on and a user's console is connected to the internet, the update will download automatically.

A further update with Labo and wheel support and online multiplayer is scheduled for next year.

GRID Autosport is available to purchase now from the Nintendo eShop for $34.99 / £29.99 / €34.99 / ¥4400. It is a single purchase that includes all additional content.

Two free updates coming to GRID Autosport for Switch

All sorts of multiplayer action coming

Now that GRID Autosport is out on the track, we plan to move it up a gear with some exciting new features. There are two free updates in development:

16 December 2019

- 2 player split-screen
- Local wireless multiplayer for up to 8 players

2020

- Online multiplayer

GRID Autosport is available to purchase now from the Nintendo eShop for $34.99 / £29.99 / €34.99 / ¥4400. It is a single purchase that includes all additional content.

Digital Foundry - GRID Autosport analysis

Technical magic

Switch gets a deluxe version of the last-gen release, Grid Autosport - which works out handsomely for optimisation on a mobile chipset. HD Rumble and gyro controls are the tip of the iceberg here; we have multiple modes for playback too focusing on graphics and performance. Tom breaks down how each works, and the reasons why this may be Switch's very best racing sim so far.

GRID Autosport - "Quality Mode" footage

Step into a career as a pro-racer, mastering the world’s fastest cars to win motorsport’s most exciting races, from the hallowed asphalt of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the narrow city streets of Barcelona.

GRID Autosport out now on Switch

Ladies and gentleman, start your engines

Feral Interactive today announced that GRID Autosport, the smash hit AAA racing game, is out now on Nintendo Switch and the newly launched Nintendo Switch Lite. Originally developed and published by Codemasters for consoles and Windows, and later brought to iPhone and iPad by Feral Interactive, GRID Autosport is the first full-on racing simulator to come to Nintendo Switch.

GRID Autosport challenges players to become pro-racers, mastering motorsport's most exciting cars on the world's most thrilling circuits, from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the city streets of Barcelona. With customisable difficulty, an extensive range of control options and a wide variety of driving disciplines, GRID Autosport delivers an irresistible mix of realistic handling and high-speed thrills, at home or on the move.

Players will be able to choose the following optimisation modes:

Graphics Mode: 30fps (highest graphical quality)
Performance Mode: 60 fps target (medium graphical quality)
Energy Saver Mode: 30fps (lowest graphical quality)
GRID Autosport for Switch will initially be single player only. A free multiplayer update is in development.

GRID Autosport is available to purchase now from the Nintendo eShop for $34.99 / £29.99 / €34.99 / ¥4400. It is a single purchase that includes all additional content.

GRID Autosport - more off-screen footage

Step into a career as a pro-racer, mastering the world’s fastest cars to win motorsport’s most exciting races, from the hallowed asphalt of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the narrow city streets of Barcelona.

RUMOR - GRID Autosport to see a high resolution pack released

Another visual bump?

GRID Autosport is already looking super-impressive on Switch, and the dev team has gone out of their way to provide players with three different settings that impact visuals. Now we're hearing a rumor of the game getting a high-res pack that'll launch on day one for the game. This would bump up the visuals even more that what's been shown in gameplay footage thus far. We'll reach out to the dev team and try to get comment on this.

New gameplay video for GRID Autosport on Switch, three graphical settings detailed

Graphics, Performance, and Energy Saver modes explained

Feral Interactive has released a new gameplay video for GRID™ Autosport, the smash hit AAA racing game that's coming to Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite on September 19th.

As well as demonstrating race modes and car models, the video details Switch-specific features such as HD Rumble, configurable controls (including gyroscopic motion controls), and optimisation modes, which allow players to choose between three graphical settings:

Graphics Mode - 30fps (highest graphical detail)
Performance Mode - 60 fps target (medium graphical detail)
Energy Saver Mode - 30fps (lowest graphical detail)

Feral will be hosting an AMA event about GRID Autosport on r/NintendoSwitch on 17th September at 12 noon ET / 5PM BST / 9AM PT.

GRID Autosport for Switch will initially be single player only. A free multiplayer update is in development.

GRID Autosport is available to pre-purchase from the Nintendo eShop for £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99 / ¥4400. It is a single purchase that includes all additional content.

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