Last week, we reported that Codemasters had shut down the online servers for GRID on PC and PS3, with the Xbox 360 version remaining unaffected. However, it appears the initial dispute with a third-party service regulator who provided support on the prior two platforms has been eased, with Codemasters calling upon GameRanger to revive GRID's online. On the PC, at least.
GameRanger is a free to download application, allowing developers to build a multiplayer platform on the PC. It features support social networking support such as profiles, friends list and voice chat, along with competitive offerings like leaderboards and ranking statistics. Codemasters has revived GRID's online via GameRanger's service, who have also provided support for the likes of Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth.
We're glad to hear GRID's online is back up and running on the majority of platforms now; although we're still a little glum to hear PS3 owners won't be booting up an online match any time soon. However, hopefully this positive news can drive Codemasters to seek a resolution on Sony's platform and revive the service across all platforms. [Eurogamer]