6w ago - Codemasters Ben Walke shared details today on taking the race online with GRID 2's multiplayer.
To quote: We've talked previously about World Series Racing and the single player experience of GRID 2 - now it's time to talk multiplayer.
Multiplayer in GRID 2 is big. Bigger than anything we've done before. More depth, more choice, more progression... but before we get to the BIG details, we'll just chuck in a little reminder that you can play in two-player split-screen across our game modes. It's old school, and we love it.
GRID 2 utilizes a multiplayer system that is completely separate to the single player portion of the game. We want to bring the best of online gaming to the racing genre and a dedicated, distinct game is the only way we could achieve what we wanted.
As you progress you'll be able to earn XP and cash, which will allow you to purchase cars and upgrades, and you'll constantly have new challenges and rivals.
You'll also be able to showcase your individuality by customising and modifying your cars. With over six billion possible combinations to choose from, you'll certainly stand out on the grid.
The Clean vs. The Dirty
Naturally these two types of racers don't get on very well, it's the Cats vs. Dogs of the racing...
14w ago - Today Codemasters Community Manager Ben Walke has shared a GRID 2 video alongside a release date and some new gameplay details below.
To quote: Hello racing fans! It's been a busy few weeks for GRID 2. We've confirmed a 31st May release date in Europe, announced some pre-order bonuses and today I'm here to talk a little bit more about the game. So let's jump straight in...
Introducing: World Series Racing (WSR)
At Codemasters we love racing of every flavour, but professional motorsports has always been splintered into different disciplines and formulas around the world. One of the questions we've kicked around for years in the Studio has been simple - who is the greatest? Which driver from which series is the best?
In GRID 2, we're looking to answer that question with World Series Racing - WSR. It's a new motorsport series that starts from the grassroots and grows into a huge Prime Time competition.
Racers from different disciplines - street racers, drifters, track racers and more - all come together in one global series, with each driver moving in and out of their comfort zone. So who is the greatest? Join WSR in GRID 2 and find out...
36w ago - Codemasters Community Manager Luke "Hatta" Spring has posted up a video today telling fans to buckle up confirming that the F1 2012 demo hits PSN today.
To quote: Hello, PlayStation fans. We at Codemasters are happy to announce that the F1 2012 demo will be available later today on PSN!
The demo contains a taste of two awesome new F1 2012 features. First, we have the Young Driver Test, a real life event that can determine your F1 career.
We also have Season Challenge mode's first race at Monza - let us know your fastest lap on that one. If you race like Perez did last weekend we'll be impressed!
One small note: the game's toughest A.I. difficulty does not feature in the demo. The Legend A.I. option can be accessed in the Career and Quick Race modes, both available in the main game. Let us know how difficult you find Season Challenge on hard.
Of course, the demo is just a taste of what's to come - F1 2012 offers a host of improvements over F1 2011, including fully localized weather, lap tutorials, season challenge, and the mighty Champions Mode.
This mode sees you battling it out against the six world champions - Kimi Räikkönen, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso,...
41w ago - Codemasters Community Manager Ben Walke has confirmed today that Grid 2 will be roaring on PlayStation 3 in 2013 with details below, as follows:
Hey there everybody. Back in 2008 the team here at Codemasters released Race Driver: GRID, which set new standards for damage, AI and visuals, and introduced the Flashback rewind feature. All our hard work was recognised the following year when the game went on to win a BAFTA award.
And now it's time to unveil the sequel, due out in Summer 2013. One of the big talking points around the original GRID was the way the cars felt.
We've built on this for the follow-up with our new TrueFeel Handling System, which uses real physics to hit that sweet spot, ensuring that GRID 2 stays true to its predecessor and delivers exceptional handling throughout.
We can't talk about GRID 2 without mentioning the cars - in your garage there will be a selection of handpicked automotive icons spanning four decades and three continents; USA, Europe and Asia so no matter where you race you'll always be behind the wheel of something exceptional.
Talking of locations, you'll be visiting the likes of Paris, Abu Dhabi the California Coast and many more. Whether on beautiful city streets,...
55w ago - Today Community Manager Ian Webster at Codemasters has answered some popular DiRT Showdown PS3 questions alongside sharing a new video trailer below.
To quote: What with the release of DiRT Showdown on PS3 inching ever closer, we turned to twitter to find out what you guys need to know about the game, and then had those questions answered by Mike Chapman, Senior Designer on the game.
Is this just something to keep us going until Dirt 4?
It has to be said that the idea for a game like DiRT Showdown has been in the studio's collective mind for some time. After we finished work on DiRT 3, we knew that the time was right for the DiRT team to explore some new avenues.
First and foremost though, the game will be an exciting DiRT experience in its own right and we're confident that our existing fans will appreciate the direction we've taken, especially with what that means for future games in the series.
DiRT franchise is awesome! Thoroughly love the way it's progressed. Would you guys ever return to GRiD?
It's great to see that, years after its release, the original GRID is still such a popular game and that people have hopes for a sequel.
Matching and exceeding expectations would of course be our highest priority...