GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID, is in full production for release in 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Codemasters has announced.
The debut trailer features new locations Chicago and Paris.
The game has been in pre-production for two years and is now in full development using the latest evolution of the EGO Game Technology Platform.
"GRID's back and we're going to make street, track and road racing exciting again," said Clive Moody, executive producer. "The core design philosophy for GRID 2 is that we treat the race as a character, not a consequence of simply putting cars on tracks. Everything that goes into the game impacts on that second-to-second, in the moment, blockbuster drama – the feel and personality of the race."
"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."
Expect to race a handpicked selection of cars spanning four decades and originating from the USA, Europe and Asia, and race in locations from Paris to Abu Dhabi, Miami to California and beyond.
Codemasters has also confirmed GRID 2 will offer deep customisation options and integration with RaceNet, the online community portal for Codemasters Racing games.