Video: Codemasters on GRID 2: Release Date, New Gameplay Details

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61w 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...



 

Video: Codemasters Confirms Grid 2 Roars on PlayStation 3 in 2013

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88w 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,...
 

GTi Club+ on Grid for December 4th PlayStation Network Launch

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282w ago - Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH will release a completely updated and enhanced version of its popular GTi Club arcade game for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Store on December 4th.

Priced just 14,99 Euro, GTi Club+ Rally Cote D'Azur boasts all-new HD visuals and widely expanded gameplay elements.

Press Release: Classic Konami coin-op heads to PLAYSTATION®Network in all-new HD livery

Available exclusively via the PlayStation Store, the 335Mb download is one of the fastest road racers imaginable. A classic race against the clock, GTi Club+ recreates the beauty of its French locale within a giant game map that is gradually opened as the player breaks certain records.

Boasting 720p graphics and running at 60fps, the game offers five distinctly different licensed cars- Austin Mini Cooper, Renault 5, Fiat A112 Abarth, Lancia Delta and the VW Golf GTi- and invites players to compete via the solo mode or against up to seven other people online.

Using timing, hidden short cuts and handbrake turns, GTi Club+ comes into its own when played online. Three difficulty settings can be selected, adjusting the severity of the course in the process, while a Bomb Tag game sees players attempting to eradicate their rivals in an explosive chase mode. The PLAYSTATION®Eye peripheral...
 

Grid is the Most Exciting Racing Game Ever Made!

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307w ago - Speaking to ButtonBandits.com, Chief Game Designer Ralph Fulton has said that he believes forthcoming title GRID is the most exciting racing game ever made and that competing titles such as Forza and Gran Turismo are all about the car list rather than racing.

When asked if he was pleased development was now over and how he thought the final product had shaped up Ralph said "we have been desperate to get everything into it we wanted to get into it and I think we're all really pleased now the dust has settled on it with the product we've got.

I think it's a really exciting racing game, I'd go as far to say it's the most exciting racing game ever made, it looks stunning and I think were all going to take a well deserved rest after this."





On comments in forums and online on the number of cars in the game compared to competing titles such as Gran Tourismo and Forza, Ralph said "Yeah I can understand that. When you have competing games like Gran Turismo and Forza, which pride themselves on the car list, there all about the car list, that's their focus. I know Turn 10 have been quite open about the fact that Forza is just really a car list. Which is great for them.

Does it make sense for Codemasters to try and do the...