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Thursday, July 4, 2019

‘Summer of Combat’ on Route to Indie Hit GRIP: Combat Racing

Free Play Days on Xbox One-version to kick off an action-packed three-month campaign across all platforms that will bring new tracks, cars, arenas and a mystery vehicle that will steer you back to the 80s! Wired Productions Ltd., an award-winning independent video games publisher, and leading developer Caged Element Inc., today revealed plans for GRIP’s Summer of Combat as they close in on the first anniversary of the arcade racer’s full multi-format release.

The Summer of Combat campaign is going to make the summer sizzle even hotter and commences with an action-packed free weekend for Xbox Live Gold members. The free weekend event begins Thursday, July 4 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT, alongside a 50% sale for racers that want to keep the battle going after the chequered flag waves! Summer of Combat then moves to PlayStation 4, Switch and PC, with weekly developer races and a scorching amount of new content. From new tracks and arena maps to brand-new vehicles (including an as yet unannounced new licensed IP!) – in addition to a host of new updates and optimization as the developers continuously look to fine-tune GRIP for its players!

GRIP’s Summer of Combat will include:

• Xbox Gold Free Play Days (July 4th to 7th)
• New Artifex vehicle manufacturer containing 3 new AirBlade and Roller vehicles (DLC)
• Two new free Space tracks
• New garage cosmetic packs to further customize your vehicles (DLC)
• New free Orbital Prime ‘Skate Style Park’ arena map
• The new retro car DLC pack
• … and to be revealed new car, inspired by an 80’s classic!

Powered by Unreal® Engine 4, GRIP: Combat Racing was a holiday hit in 2018. Since its launch, Wired Productions and Caged Element have released six free tracks, created battle lines with Red Vs Blue team modes and in May 2019, dropped the game-changing update ‘AirBlades’ – which introduced anti-grav racers to the track for adrenaline pounding wheel-to-wing action, flipping the title on its head in a first for the genre!