Realising that not everyone needs, or is capable of taking advantage of, incredibly detailed graphics, the texture pack will be made available to download separately. Community manager Ben Walke explained that this texture pack is completely optional. He said, “We wanted to make the pack optional as the 4K textures included will be a small hit on your performance, so instead of bumping up the minimum specs for everyone we thought we’d leave the decision in your own hands.”
The HD texture pack will bump up the visual fidelity of the liveries and car exteriors. This is the first piece of content that will be made available for the racing title. Future DLC will be comprised of car packs and “mini expansions,” the latter of which will be based on a variety of themes and will include new cars and locations to match.
Grid Autosport is out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on June 27th.