GRID's Stadia Version Has a 40-Car Mode That "Just Isn't Possible" On Other Platforms

GRID's Stadia Version Has a 40-Car Mode That "Just Isn't Possible" On Other Platforms

The power of the cloud?

Google's cloudbound streaming service Stadia isn't too far off, and some new details are coming out about what it'll be bringing to the table. For the racing fans, it seems like a new mode for GRID will have an impressive scale that's exclusive to the game-streaming Stadia, pitting 40 drivers against each other.

In a new interview with Wccftech, GRID's development director Mark Green expanded on the port process for GRID and the Stadia's upcoming launch.

"Perhaps the area with the biggest difference was the streaming, but also the ability of Stadia to talk to other Stadia so quickly transforms some ideas around multiplayer," Green says. "For example, developing a whole new mode for GRID Stadia which has 40 cars on track at the same time, something that just isn't possible with other hardware."

Green doesn't expand further on why other platforms, even PC, wouldn't be able to handle this mode. It's possible Stadia's communication between other Stadia instances could provide a stream of information others can't match, but we'll see once the Google service is live.

While Google's service goes live on November 19, Stadia will have 12 games at launch, with only one exclusive. While more games are scheduled to arrive over the course of the year, including GRID and others like Borderlands 3, they'll still cost you the full price of a game.

We'll see how Google's foray into cloud gaming pans out over the coming weeks, as early adopters start to test out the service. In the meantime, if you're curious about the rollout of Stadia's game lineup, check out our guide to all things Google Stadia.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Eric Van Allen

News Editor

Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

Read this next

Kairi Joins the Battle in Kingdom Hearts 3's Re Mind DLC, Out Next Month

A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.

What's Your Favorite PlayStation Memory?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | This week is the 25th anniversary of the PlayStation, so let's look back on our fondest memories of Sony's first consoles.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

25 Years Ago, Breath of Fire 2 Was My First Journey to Kill God, and It Was Good

Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.

With Reconstruction Complete, Starbreeze is Pinning Its Future on Payday

After a tough year for the publisher, Payday seems like its best bet.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 5: Fin

Yacht Club Games concludes their deep dive into Specter of Torment's design!

More News

Kairi Joins the Battle in Kingdom Hearts 3's Re Mind DLC, Out Next Month

A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

With Reconstruction Complete, Starbreeze is Pinning Its Future on Payday

After a tough year for the publisher, Payday seems like its best bet.

In Japan, a Dispute Filled With Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Bad Business Practices Boils Over

Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.

More on Google Stadia

Google Defends 4K, 60 FPS Claims For Stadia While Placing Responsibility on Developers

"We expect that many developers can, and in most cases will, continue to improve their games on Stadia."

Cyberpunk 2077 Likely Won't Come to PS5 or Scarlett Around Launch

Keanu's only got eyes for the current gen.

"Stadia Nailed the Impossible, and Then Failed the Possible"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A time of technological transitions for companies like Google, Valve, Game Freak, Microsoft, Sony, and more.

Red Dead Redemption 2's Frame Rate and Resolution Come Up Short on Stadia

Digital Foundry went deep on Red Dead's two streaming modes for Stadia.

More Driving Games

The Switch Topped Black Friday Even Without Price Cuts

It's also a top trend on Cyber Monday, too.

How to Unlock and Beat High Heat Races in Need for Speed Heat

High Heat Races offer big challenges and some of the best rewards in the game.

How to Farm Rep in Need for Speed Heat

Here’s how to make reputation quickly and easily.

Need for Speed Heat Complete Car List

Here’s every single car available in NFS: Heat.