Grid 2

Codemasters Unveils Grid 2
by Matthew Kato on Aug 08, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters Racing
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Update: Codemasters has just sent over some new screens for the game to go along with its debut trailer, and you can check out both below.


Original Story: When Codemasters released Grid back in 2008, racers immediately dialed into the game's tuned-for-fun handling, multi-discipline approach, and innovative Flashback feature (which has since been adopted by just about every racer out there). With all due respect to Codemasters' other racing series since then like F1 and Dirt, we've been anxiously waiting for the Grid franchise to return – and in 2013 it will.

Judging by the first trailer for the game below, it looks like we can expect all of the series' staples to return with a slick new sheen that Codemasters has been perfecting since we last saw the series. Fierce competition, different racing series, and a mix of real and fictional tracks from around the world will be just the tip of the iceberg.

According to CVG, Flashbacks will return, albeit in a new way, and multiplayer (which includes split-screen) will be separate from single-player – complete with its own progression system and usage of Codemasters' RaceNet.

We're also curious if the original title's career format where you hire drivers and court sponsors will also return, and if so, in what form.

A lot has happened in the video game racing world since Grid impressively made its mark, and we can't wait to see how Codemasters hopes to move things forward once again with this title.