INFO Grid 2.

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    Codemasters Announces Grid 2, saying a sequel to Race Driver: GRID is in development at Codemasters Racing Studios for release next year for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Here is the announcement trailer, here are some screenshots, and here's word:

    Codemasters® today announced that GRID® 2™, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™, is in production at Codemasters Racing Studios and set for a 2013 launch for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

    Revealing the first of the game’s new locations, including Chicago and Paris, the debut GRID 2 trailer video is now showing at gridgame.com and captures a snapshot of the relentless, high-impact aggressive thrills that lie at the core of GRID 2’s cinematic race experience.

    GRID 2 will challenge players to be fast, be first and be famous as they enter a stunning new world of competitive motorsport. In pre-production for two years, GRID 2 is now in full development on the latest evolution of the award-winning EGO Game Technology Platform. Following the success of GRID, which set new standards for damage, AI, visuals and introduced the Flashback time rewind feature - now adopted by many racing games – GRID 2 will again raise the gameplay and technological bar for motorsport gaming and remain true to the series’ core value – it’s all about the race. Clive Moody, Executive Producer said:

    In an expansive career mode, players will experience aggressive wheel-to-wheel racing against advanced AI where each spectacular race unfolds with cinematic immersion. Building on the handling model from GRID, the new TrueFeel Handling System will use real physics to hit a sweetspot between accessibility and simulation and deliver handling that is approachable yet challenging to master.

    Going behind the wheel of a handpicked selection of automotive icons spanning four decades and three continents – USA, Europe and Asia – players will race their way to the top of a new, evolving world of motorsport. From Paris to Abu Dhabi, Miami to the sun-kissed California coast and beyond, beautifully created city streets, licensed circuits and edge-of-control mountain roads will become home to the most visceral and exhilarating races in games.

    GRID 2 will also set new standards for a racing multiplayer experience with an entirely distinct and extensive gameplay component and unique progression system. Deep customisation options and integration with RaceNet* – the online community portal for Codemasters Racing games which tracks player’s races, rewards and rivals – will offer further immersion and connectivity in GRID 2’s new world of motorsport.

    Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to gridgame.com and facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at twitter.com/gridgame.

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    Grid 2 - Recent racers haven't captured the drama.

    Racing games have under-delivered since the original Grid launched back in 2008, reckons Race Driver: Grid 2 executive producer Clive Moody. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster, the Codies man said the long wait for Grid 2 was down to the company's desire to develop its technology to the point where it could deliver both the action on the track and all of the drama around it. This is something he feels other racers have failed to achieve in the past few years. Moody explained:

    Codemasters Racing Studios and set for a 2013 launch for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION3 and PC.

    Source: computerandvideogames.com
     
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    Grid 2 - Codemasters responds to criticism about loss of in-car view.

    Grid 2 executive producer Clive Moody has told Eurogamer today that the decision not to include an in-car view in Codemasters Racing's new game was not taken lightly. Moody said that telemetry data for previous games revealed that only five per cent of players used the in-car view in any Codemasters Racing game. When the developers weighed that against the amount of system resources that the in-car view used up, they decided it was better for the majority of players if they cut it. Moody said:

    As Moody said, you can also play it for the first time in the world at the Eurogamer Expo in September, where Moody will also be heading up a developer session (3pm Saturday 29th) to explain more about the game. We expect that session to end in a Q&A (time permitting) and developers will be lurking around the show, so you can also tackle them in person if you have more questions.

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    Grid 2 - Cars and Handling Interview.

    Go in-depth with the cars and advancements in handling that Codemasters Racing are bringing to Grid 2.

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    Grid 2 -Reveal Interview.

    Find out about Grid 2’s features with the lead developers at Codemasters Racing as we discuss race day immersion, dynamic AI, and tough decisions.

    Trailer.

    Source: gametrailers.com
     
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    Grid 2 - To be the defining game of console generation.

    GRID 2 will be the most definitive game on current generation consoles, Codemasters has said. Associate producer Toby Evan-Jones said that the studio is squeezing the very best from the Xbox 360 and PS3 for the racing sequel. He told Digital Spy:

    When asked whether GRID 2 could also appear on the next generation of systems, Evan-Jones replied:

    Codemasters has said it will ignore the trending of escalating the numbers of tracks and cars seen in other racers, and instead will focus on making the most immersive on-track experience available.

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    GRID 2 - Dev explains delay, outlines pure race mechanics.

    GRID 2 has been a long time coming. In fact, the original game launched in 2009, marking a three year absence while Codemasters’ Dirt series received two new entries. The studio has explained the game’s absence to VG247 and stressed that this won’t be a gimmicky entry. Instead it’s all about the race. Speaking with VG247, GRID 2 executive producer Clive Moody explained the delay:

    But while Codemasters went down the festival route with DIRT 2, GRID 2 will star true to the spirit of racing. Associate Producer Toby Evan-Jones explained:

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    GRID 2 - 5 Screenshots.

    Here are the latest five Grid 2 screenshots. Publisher Codies has been releasing them on Facebook.

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    GRID 2 - Team hopes players get a holy moment of gaming with the racer.

    GRID 2 associate producer Iain Smith has said the formula for BAFTA award-winning GRID 1 is in place with the second outing, but once more, Codemasters plans on expanding upon such a strong foundation by immersing players to the point they feel as if they’re an actual race driver. Speaking with OPM, Smith said:

    The ultimate goal for the development team, is to ship a racing product which has more believability, and to give the player moments where they really get that spark and that sort of holy moment of gaming.

    GRID 2 launches on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 during summer 2013.

    Source: officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk and vg247.com
     
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    Grid 2 - Chicago Street Racing & California Coast Trailers.

    Codemasters has released first-look gameplay for GRID 2.

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    Grid 2's set for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2013.

    Sources: computerandvideogames.com and youtube.com
     
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    GRID 2 - Every opportunity racer could come to Wii U.

    GRID 2 was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but Codemasters hasn’t necessarily closed the door on a potential Wii U release. Speaking to Joystiq, associate producer Iain Smith said:

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    Grid 2 - Introduces LiveRoutes, the system that dynamically changes the track.

    Grid 2 is to introduce a system dubbed LiveRoutes that dynamically changes the track - meaning that lap-by-lap the corner layout on a given circuit will change. The system, which is optional, was shown on the Chicago circuit that's on the show-floor at this weekend's Eurogamer Expo. Over two laps one section changed, a straight being replaced by a left-right switchback on the second tour through. Codemasters also took the opportunity to introduce Grid 2's circuit racing, showing off a field of BAC Monos at Austria's Red Bull Ring - the circuit formerly known as the A1-Ring and also, before it was shortened, was the famously daunting Österreichring.

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    GRID 2 - Achievements to be created by specialist websites.

    GRID 2's Achievement and Trophy list will be created by a specialist tracking website. Xbox360Achievements and affiliate site PS3Trophies will create the Achievements for Codemasters' upcoming racing game. The websites will chronicle the process from start to finish, providing video and blog updates about what goes into creating a list of Achievements, site editor Dan Webb explained:

    Codemasters' Clive Moody described Xbox360Achievements and PS3Trophies as the go to sites for anyone interested in getting the most from their game's Achievements and Trophies. He added:

    Announced earlier this year, GRID 2 is the follow-up to the BAFTA award-winning title released in 2008. It has been described as a landmark title for publisher Codemasters in terms of technology, offering advancements developed in previous DiRT and F1 games.

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    GRID 2: Chris Harris on GRID 2 - Part 1 and 4 Screenshots.

    A new trailer uses live-action and gameplay footage to show off more of GRiD 2, Codemasters' upcoming racing sequel. This is accompanied by some new screenshots and the following explanation:

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    GRiD 2 - In May; Preorder Bonuses.

    Codemasters announces an official release date for GRiD 2, saying the racing sequel should get the green flag in North America on May 28th and May 31st in the U.K., actually beating its previous release window of this summer. They also announce the availability various retail preorder bonuses, providing some screenshots of preorder content. Here's word on the various North American offers:

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    GRID 2 - Gameplay teaser trailer.

    GRID 2 has a 44-second teaser trailer available for you to watch after the break. Don’t take an overly long blink or anything. GRID 2 launches in the UK on May 31 and in North America on May 28, and yo can check out a list of the Special Edition contents through a previous post on the matter.

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    GRID 2 - 6 Screenshots.

    New screenshots for GRID 2, the next racing game from Codemasters Racing. It will be out on May 28 in North America and Namco Bandai will release the title on May 31 in Europe.

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    GRID 2 - 9 Screenshots.

    Codemasters has released a new batch of Grid 2 screens today. The screens mainly show the Red Bull Ring track, which has been newly confirmed for the game, but there are a couple of new street racing screens in there too.

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    GRID 2 - Gameplay Trailer.

    GRID 2 has received a new gameplay trailer courtesy of developer Codemasters. The clip shows off tracks at new locations Paris, Barcelona, Chicago, California and even a Red Bull Ring circuit. It comes ahead of GRID 2′s May 31st European release date.

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    GRID 2 - Barcelona and Red Bull Ring.

    More moving imagery for GRID 2. Head down for some late night elimination racing on the streets of Barcelona and a visit to the Red Bull Ring.

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    GRID 2 is available May 28 in the US and May 31 in the EU on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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    Grid 2: WSR Part 1 - An American Dream.

    Codemasters has sent over the first in a new series of Grid 2 trailers. The video is narrated by Patrick Callahan, a fictional, car-crazy billionaire and founder of World Series Racing, a new unified championship that runs throughout Grid 2 and brings together all the best racers from around the world. The trailer features in-game footage showcasing some of the title's American locations, including street racing in Chicago, track racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and road racing on the California coast.

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    Codies has confirmed a Grid 2 release date of May 31 in the UK, as well as details of a special edition, which will include codes for two DLC packs to expand the game.

    Sources: computerandvideogames.com and youtube.com
     

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