Wired Productions has confirmed that their “ferociously fast, futuristic arcade combat racer” Grip is still slated to be coming later this year. The developers at Caged Element boast that the game is the “fastest racing game on four wheels.” And to prove it, they dropped an intense new trailer to show you.
Those that are familiar with Grip may have seen the title mentioned in comparison to Attention to Detail’s 1999 title Rollcage. This isn’t a coincidence. Attention to Detail members are some of the fundamental people amongst Caged Element. And the studios principal programmer, Robert Baker, compared Grip to the racer that came before it:
“It’s a dream come true to once again find myself working on another great racing project. There are so many elements to Grip that take me back, and I love the true racing experience that Rollcage and now Grip both deliver. Grip is truly poised to be the spiritual successor to the Rollcage games of the late 90s that so many people loved playing.”
The racer is headed toward PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC sometime later this year. In it, players will race upon 19 different tracks across various planets. Speeds within the game can reach up to a blistering 767 mph. You can drive upon roads, ceilings, or “anything else players can land their tires on to.”
To win, “players must be merciless in their quest to cross the finish line.” The game will host 11 different weapons to inflict punishment with, and power-ups to increase your abilities and better aid you toward the win.
There are 15 different armored cars to choose from. Some are sleek and swift, while other are heavily armored in order to bully their way throughout the racing field. Players will also have the ability to customize each of the vehicles within Grip. You can switch up paint styles, wheels, decals, and other fine details.
The developers promise more details on the game, including its unique game modes, in the coming months.