Why will GRID: Autosport not be released on PS4 or Xbox One? For a number of reasons, Codemasters has said.
Regarding next-gen, ultimately it comes down to a few things,” the company's community manager Ben Walke has said across a number of posts on NeoGAF.
The first is that we genuinely want our first next gen outing to be something really great, we don't want to have to rush and only put out a handful of tracks. We've got 22 locations in Autosport, the bulk of those are real world circuits, would all those have made it if we were to support next gen? Doubtful.
Secondly, we're working our tech for next-gen now, as such, we're not quite ready. Again, we don't want to rush. Thirdly, after GRID 2 we sort of had something to prove, we wanted to leave the 'old gen' with a bit of a bang so to speak.
Next-gen GRID will come in time, we're not going to rush that and get a game that can only run at 720/30 or something similar, next gen has to look and feel like 'next gen' for us.”
However, PC has been confirmed as the lead platform for the game, and it sounds like it will ship with all sorts of bells and whistles – such as 4K textures. Also confirmed is the inclusion of two separate cockpit cameras.
It certainly all sounds more plausible than EA's reasons for the decision to omit next-gen machines from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil game release line-up.