Grid 2 power slides onto Xbox, PS3 and PC next year
Strapped in? Legendary British game developer Codemasters has announced that Grid 2, sequel to the hit Race Driver: Grid, is coming out next year, bringing back sports car racing with soul in glorious high definition.
Due out in 2013 on Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC, Grid 2 promises pin sharp, high octane action throwing luxurious sports cars around the streets of Paris, Chicago, California, Abu Dhabi and more.
Codemasters, creators of everything from the Colin McRae Rally and F1 series to Micro Machines, is famed for its driving simulators, but the company is openly trying to strike a balance between reality and physics-defying fun with Grid 2, instead trying to offer a “cinematic” experience.
While Gran Turismo 5 offers a literal racing experience, Codemasters is hoping for something a bit more fun, like you’re driving a realistic car in a movie – it looks real, but focuses on the thrills. It’s a recipe that’s worked well before: Sega’s gorgeous looking Metropolis Street Racer and Project Gotham racing games looked lifelike, but were about driving stylishly and donuting your way to victory in a way that would get you arrested in real life.
Codemasters is keeping mum on the many of the details right now, but we do know that Grid 2 will feature split screen and online multiplayer, and integrate with RaceNet, the company’s online community for its racing games.