Even to this day, Codemasters’ 2008 tire-tearing, ear-blowing racing sim Race Driver: GRID still feels alive and fresh, but for years fans have been yearning for a sequel. Last week, the British developer teased that a follow-up title was coming. Today, we are delighted to bring you the reveal trailer.
Arriving sometime in 2013, GRID 2 is on course to deliver the same thrills and spills its predecessor is renowned for. Once again, players will find themselves burning rubber in multiple international locales, such as Chicago, Paris, Abu Dhabi and California, competing for the world of racing’s number one spot.
Reading from an official press release we received this morning, Executive Producer Clive Moody had this to say:
We’re pushing boundaries once again with what can be accomplished in the genre via new tools, technology and innovations. 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.
Like GRID before it, GRID 2 will run on its developer’s own EGO engine – version 3.0 to be exact. As such, you can expect gorgeous visuals and lighting, impressive handing physics, advanced damage modelling and devious AI as standard. We imagine that integration with RaceNet, the online progress tracking service Codies launched alongside DiRT: Showdown in May, is likely too.
We’ve embedded the game’s super cinematic reveal trailer below for your viewing pleasure. For more information, visit www.gridgame.com, or connect via Facebook and Twitter if you’re one of those social networking types.