Futuristic Combat Racing Game GRIP Announced
Author: Sam Tree
| Posted: 20 March 2018, 15:24
Wired Productions has today announced a new IP inspired by the popular Rollcage series of games. GRIP is a futuristic combat racing game coming to consoles and PC later this year.
Inspired by games like Rollcage from back in the PlayStation One era, GRIP has been developed in the Unreal 4 engine by the highly skilled team at Caged Element. Outlandish weapons mixed with a fast and competitive game style makes GRIP stand out from the current generation of racers; it will even feature the mythical split-screen multiplayer modes that is oft forgotten in modern games!
“We’re very excited to finally announce our partnership with Wired Productions today,” said Chris Mallinson, Game Director at Caged Element. “GRIP began as a passion project paying tribute to the great Rollcage games and racers of a past era, but it’s now truly transformed into a fully-fledged, futuristic combat racer fit for this generation. We’re extremely proud of the game and can’t wait to unleash it later this year on all platforms. Combat racing is back, baby.”
GRIP is due to make its US debut later this week at the GDC in San Francisco and will be playable at for the first time at PAX East and EGX Rezzed in London.
“As long-standing fans of Rollcage and the combat racing genre, we’re delighted to sign GRIP and to build our partnership with the incredible team at Caged Element,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Born from passion and nostalgia, driven by great minds and taking full advantage of the latest capabilities in both engine and hardware, GRIP is a racer with limitless horsepower and the title to keep your eye on this year.”
GRIP is due for release later this year on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC; those unable to wait that long to give it ago can get it on Steam in early access.