Today has been a festival of bad news with delay announcements left and right. First it was the new Cuphead DLC being pushed back to avoid crunch. Now Codemasters has announced that their revival of GRID is being pushed back one month to avoid the crowd of the previous September 2019 launch date.
The new launch date is only a month after the previous one, and yes, Ultimate Edition buyers still get it a few days early. GRID has been moved to October 11, with the Ultimate Edition launching October 8.
Codemasters has become known for some extremely fun racing games offering quality gameplay experiences over the years. Who would have thought a company originally cutting their teeth on budget games in the era of 8-bit computing would become a household name for racing titles. The company is also hard at work on F1 2019, offering expanded customization and simulation options to the perennial racing franchise.
So to summarize, GRID gets pushed back a month, after only having been announced a few months ago in May, likely giving just a few more weeks of development time, at most, to polish the game.
Luckily, platform plans have not changed. GRID is still set to launch on PC, PS4 and Xbox One when it finally does come out. And at a later date, Google Stadia will be getting its own version of the racing title, obviously optimized for the on-demand streaming service.