A few weeks ago, the unfortunate news broke that Feral Interactive’s port of the classic Codemasters racing title GRID Autosport had been delayed to Autumn. While this was obviously a disappointing move, the developers asserted their commitment to what will be a major 2017 App Store release, and promised that the delay would mean a more polished and better quality title when the Autumn date eventually rolls around. To satiate excited fans of the series, Feral have today released a glimpse of Alpha footage from GRID Autosport, and all I can really say is wow.
Despite still being a few months off, and not showing any features such as modes or controls within the game, the preview of GRID Autosport looks incredibly well done and a testament to how far the App Store has come since its genesis in 2008. The best compliment I can bestow on GRID Autosport is that it looks almost as good as its console counterpart, and without a side-by-side comparison it’d be difficult to tell them apart. The dynamic lighting is stunning, and while Feral stress this is an alpha build of the game, it looks like their porting skills that were so effective for the Rome: Total War ($9.99) series are as strong as ever. Apart from the graphical prowess, isn’t too much we can discern from the trailer bar the inclusion of tilt controls and a replay feature, so hopefully over the coming weeks more details drop for the iOS version of GRID Autosport as we get closer to its Autumn release date.