Race Driver: GRID - or just Grid in North America - online anymore, as Codemasters has taken the servers offline for the game. Since Microsoft hosts its own servers through subscriptions, the game will remain online there.
"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," Codemasters' Ian 'Helios' Webster said in a statement. "This follows the decision by a third party provider to decline the offer of an extended contract to continue online play on these platforms."
He added, "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."
GRID players on PC and PS3 have understandably reacted with hostility to the news. One gamer 'goonerjon777' sniped, "As a PS3 user I'm absolutely gutted, it's the only game I play online."
The words "You get what you pay for" is apropos here.