Tension, Tactics and Torque Combine in New GRID Autosport Drag Pack Expansion Available Today
Company: Codemasters
14th October - Codemasters® has announced that the Drag Pack expansion for GRID Autosport will release today in North and South America on the Xbox Games Store for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for Windows PC from Steam and for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system from the online store priced at $4.99.

The Drag Pack adds an authentic way to experience the thrill of drag racing to GRID Autosport. Player reactions and their ability to control a car as huge amounts of power are released under acceleration are put to the test in this unique form of motorsport. The new game mode recreates the pressure, excitement and tactical depth of drag racing and gamers can see Drag Pack content in action in a new gameplay video now playing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RBSOdBIhLI

The Drag Pack features three custom drag strips at the Hockenheimring, the Autosport Raceway and Detroit, each featuring routes of up to a mile. Players will also receive three blisteringly fast drag cars to master, nine new Single Player Championships (including practice, qualifying and knockout races) and an online multiplayer mode. In addition to racing the new cars in the pack – a Hot Rod and two Funny Cars which will reach speeds of over 300 m.p.h. - players can also race the vast majority of the cars featured in GRID Autosport, including the game’s Hypercars and Supercars.

Each vehicle that takes part in the Drag Racing mode can be custom tuned prior to the race, for example, gear ratios can be tweaked for optimal acceleration or a higher top speed. Gamers then complete an authentic staging process as they go head-to-head with an opponent. Fast reactions are critical to get the best possible start. Once underway, players must then time their gear changes carefully to achieve peak acceleration. In addition to timing gear changes, players will also have to contend with torque steer, which requires counter steering to correct it. Each race is a tense and thrilling contest where timing, technique and nerves of steel are rewarded.

Fans can find out more about the Drag Pack and drag racing, and keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio, by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or by following the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.

Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 25-year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official FORMULA ONE series of games. Codemasters employs over 500 people and operates multiple development studios from its Warwickshire HQ and Birmingham sites in the UK with a further art studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Codemasters is a winner of the coveted Grand Prix Award from the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 50 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com.Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters.

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