Codemasters have announced GRID 2, the sequel to the award-winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID. It is set to be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2013.
The game challenges players to be fast, first and famous as they enter a stunning new world of competitive motorsport. It has been in pre-production for 2 years and is now in full development. GRID 2 will build on the first title and raise the bar for damage, AI, visuals and introduced the Flashback time rewind feature, now adopted by many racing games.
The is an expansive career mode with players will experience aggressive wheel-to-wheel racing against advanced AI where each spectacular race unfolds with cinematic immersion. It builds on the handling model from the first game and the new TrueFeel Handling System will use real physics to hit a sweetspot between accessibility and simulation and deliver handling that is approachable yet challenging to master.
Players can go behind the wheel of handpicked automotive icons which span over four decades and three continents which are USA, Europe and Asia. Players will race their way to the top of a new, evolving world of motorsport. From Paris to Abu Dhabi, Miami to the sun-kissed California coast and beyond, beautifully created city streets, licensed circuits and edge-of-control mountain roads will become home to the most visceral and exhilarating races in games.
The multiplayer experience will also set new standards with entirely distinct and extensive gameplay component and unique progression system. There is Deep customisation options and integration with RaceNet.
Clive Moody, Executive Producer stated:
“GRID’s back and we’re going to make street, track and road racing exciting again, The core design philosophy for GRID 2 is that we treat the race as a character, not a consequence of simply putting cars on tracks. Everything that goes into the game impacts on that second-to-second, in the moment, blockbuster drama – the feel and personality of the race.”
“We’re pushing boundaries once again with what can be accomplished in the genre via new tools, technology and innovations. In single-player, split-screen and online, the next-generation of the EGO Game Technology Platform will power graphics, AI, handling and damage advancements that will immerse players in the racing experience like never before. Like its predecessor, GRID 2 will put the sheer thrill and adrenaline rush of the race at the heart of the experience. It’s what we call Total Race Day Immersion.”
A debut trailer has also been released showing the first of the game’s new locations, including Chicago and Paris. Enjoy the trailer and let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.