Much like the minds behind ONRUSH, an alternative to the normal racing game released earlier this year, GRIP’s developers appear to be interested in creating a driving game for players who find normal racers a tad dull. The game is already shaping-up to be a return of arcade combat racers of a make similar to Twisted Metal or JAK X: Combat racing, but it seems that Wired Productions is interested in taking their driving game a bit further into the realm of video game wackiness.
“Carkour” mode will consist of eighteen stunt courses ranging from easy to hard to nightmare, and one open, playground-style map featuring a wide range of jumps, twists and collectibles. Easy maps will focus on airtime, speed and tube among others. Normal maps introduce “live jumps,” scoops and slides. Hard courses feature endurance runs, hard angles and a rainbow road. Finally, nightmare courses add half-tubes and loop-gaps. Supposedly players will need to develop a great deal of vehicle control and awareness in order to pass all the courses, skills that might just come in handy in the rest of the game.
GRIP launches later this year for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It’s currently available in early access via Steam.