the shutdown the multiplayer servers for the Windows and PlayStation 3 editions of GRID
, just three years after the release
of the latest installment in the Race Drivers series of racing games (thanks MCV
), though Xbox LIVE play is unaffected. This has lead to outcry on the game's forums
as well as calls for boycotts of other Codies games
from unhappy fans. Here's word:
After three years of service, 2008’s Race Driver: GRID's online play service has been discontinued for the PS3 and PC editions of the game. This follows the decision by a third party provider to decline the offer of an extended contract to continue online play on these platforms. Race Driver: GRID for Xbox 360 is not affected. We thank fans for their support and apologise to those affected by the end of this service.