Codemasters have finally gotten around to officially announcing a sequel to the much loved racer, GRiD. Their announcement of the ingeniously titled GRiD 2 is hardly a surprising one as fans have been certain of its developement for some time now, but it’s still a welcome one.
“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.”
According to Codemasters GRiD 2 has now been in pre-production for over 2-years and will offer up a selection of beautiful cars spanning four-decades that you take for a leisurely drive around tracks in places such as Miami, Florida and Paris. That’s not all, though, as you can also expect some wheel-to-wheel action on twisty mountain roads.
Sound good? You’re damn bloody right it does. GRiD 2 will be getting released in 2013.