GRID 2 Official Trailer and Screenshots Come In, Drops Cockpit View
GRID2 is official today as we get our first batch of screenshots and a brand spanking new trailer full of fast cars and devastating wrecks. GRID2 is looking to once more throw players behind the wheel of some of the worlds fastest cars and into the frantic fast paced racing fans have come to love from the first GRID game. GRID set the standard for many racing games by being the first game to introduce a rewind feature that so many games use today and GRID2 is looking to raise the bar once more. Clive Moody, Executive Producer commented on the goals for the game
“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.”
The career mode will take place across three continents USA,Asia, and Europe and includes many new locations such as Chicago and Paris both of which can be seen in the new trailer below. Just like before players will build their way up the racing circuit across numerous licensed tracks, city streets, and even mountain passes.
The game will also take the race online featuring numerous multiplayer events and will once again utilize the RaceNet system that was implemented by DIRT Showdown and will keep track of all of your racing progression. The game will also offer deep customization options for players to explore as well.
Look for GRID2 to launch sometime next year!
I feel its also worth noting that while GRID is looking to set the standard for racing simulation in a recent interview with Gametrailers the developers have mentioned that they have dropped the Cockpit view from GRID2. Many racing fans including myself enjoy using this view and it was certainly one of the best parts of the first game, even offering up more XP if you did choose to use it. This wont be the first Codemasters game to drop this option as DIRT Showdown also lacked a cockpit view but considering the arcade style nature of that title it wasn’t really missing. It will be odd to play a racing game looking to set standards in the world of simulation racers without the ability to switch to an inside view. You can watch that interview in its entirety below, the mention of the cockpit being removed starts at 3:30