Codemasters teased and now has official unveiled GRiD 2 which is set for a 2013 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.
The first of the game’s new locations include Chicago and Paris. Codemasters are promising the racer will be filled with “relentless, high-impact aggressive thrills that lie at the core of GRID 2’s cinematic race experience.”
GRiD 2 has been in pre-production for two years and is now in full development on the latest evolution of the EGO Game Technology Platform. The studio say the sequel improved on the first games’ standards for damage, AI, visuals and introduced the Flashback time rewind feature.
“GRID’s back and we’re going to make street, track and road racing exciting again,” said Clive Moody, Executive Producer. “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.”
GRiD 2 will feature an expansive career mode where players will compete against the advanced AI. The new ‘TrueFeel Handling System’ will use real physics to hit a “sweetspot between accessibility and simulation” say Codemaster.
Vehicle selection will include motors from four decades and three continents – USA, Europe and Asia which you can further customize. The licensed circuits will span from major cities from Abu Dhabi to Paris.
GRID 2 also promises a worthy multiplayer experience with extensive gameplay components and unique progression system, and Codemasters’ RaceNet* will further the experience.