Codemasters have released the first trailer in a new series for their upcoming racing title, GRID 2.
The trailer comes narrated by Patrick Callahan who is the the entrepreneur and founder of World Series Racing, the fictional cross-discipline motor racing championship that runs throughout GRID 2, who introduces his vision for the series and its beginnings in the USA.
It shows his plans for a new motorsports series and introduces players to two key racing clubs he needs to recruit as in-game footage showcases some of GRID 2’s American locations, including Street Racing in Chicago, Track Racing at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Road Racing at the dramatic California Coast. It’s Callahan’s intention to bring the best drivers from different disciplines and styles from all over the world together to compete in one unified league and find the ultimate driving superstar. But to set up a new motorsports series, and get the rewards he craves, he needs a star. This is where the players will come in.
Players will travel the world, recruiting race clubs and their drivers to compete in new and traditional racing events, crossing in and out of their established disciplines. Callaghan figures if he can get the best, the crowds will come which will in turn bring the eyes of the world onto his new series.
Players who perform well on the track will grow their fanbase earning fame (GRID 2 XP) which allows them access to events, sponsors, cars and increases their profits. Codemasters and ESPN have joined up to create exclusive in-game ESPN SportsCentre live-action video sequences that chart the rise of World Series Racing as it grows from a grass-roots curiosity to a headline-grabbing championship in the global sports market.
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GRID 2 will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on May 31st