Codemasters has finally one of the most anticipated announcements from recent years: the division Codemasters Racing is officially working at GRID 2, the sequel extremely popular Race Driver: GRID (2008).
GRID 2 is based on updated version of the EGO Engine graphics engine and new simulation system called TrueFeel cars behavior. The objective of the Codemasters Racing is getting that vital balance between simulation and arcade components, without using any driving Assists.
Although not receive licenses for Porsche cars, Ferrari or Lamborghini, GRID 2 will compensate by including a wide variety of hot rods: the “old ladies” BMW E30 M3 and Ford Mustang Mach 1, through Mercedes SL65 AMG and McLaren MP4-12C and up to jewelry Pagani Huayra or Koenigsegg Agrea R. About the circuits, GRID 2 will continue the tradition of its predecessor, offering urban routes (places like Paris, coastal California and Chicago are already confirmed) and licensed replica of circuits, such as Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.
More games are trying to eliminate boundaries between single player and multiplayer. Not GRID 2. For this title, Codemasters wants to more clearly differentiate the experiences offered by the GRID 2 single player campaign and multiplayer component of the game. Single player campaign will follow the model of the previous title of the series, while multiplayer will have its own progression system and service integration RaceNet. GRID 2 will be released next summer for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.