For GRID 2, the next entry in the hugely popular racing series, Codemasters has decided to hand over the creation of the Xbox 360 Achievements and PlayStation 3 Trophies to someone who has spent years criticising developers efforts in this area.
Dan Webb, the creator and editor of the Xbox360Achievements.org and PS3Trophies.org websites, has been tasked with drafting the challenges that players will have to meet in order to hear that reassuring bloop or ping.
"For years we've been criticising lacklustre Achievement and Trophy lists, and now, we finally get the chance to put our money where our mouth is," said Webb. "Codemasters have put their faith in us to work with them on creating the ultimate list, and we're looking forward to repaying that trust to design Achievements and Trophies with unique objectives that will put a smile on players' faces with each and every unlock."
"It's a new approach," admits GRID 2's executive producer Clive Moody, "but we think it will be a lot of fun and a great way to give player's an insight into this increasingly important element of game design."
GRID 2 is set to hit the road next summer. Codemasters recently reinvented itself as a racing game specialist, with this year's Dirt: Showdown, F1 2012 and quirky karting romp F1 Race Stars its current releases.