Groundbreaking driving game Race Driver: Grid is to get a sequel, five years after it debuted. British publisher Codemasters unveiled the game today, and promised to deliver something racing fans have never seen before.
"Grid's back and we're going to make street, track and road racing exciting again," says executive producer Clive Moody. "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."
Grid 2 will use Codemasters' own Ego Game Technology Platform to handle the graphics, AI and handling in pursuit of what they're calling Total Race Day Immersion. In a break from racing game tradition, the game will have no difficulty settings and no automated assists for inexperienced players. Instead, Codemasters promises the game will be perfectly tuned to deliver arcade thrills and simulation accuracy without the need for any helping hands.
Car manufacturers and models confirmed for the game include BMW, Mustang, Mercedes, McLaren, Pagani and Koenigsegg.
Grid 2 burns rubber next year for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.