A new trailer for Grid 2's World Series of Racing examines a trio of Asian car clubs in locales from Dubai to Kowloon.
Dubai VIP is a race club that believes in getting business done in one of the world's most extravagant cities, and they specialize in Checkpoint racing — a game type that is exactly like it sounds, where one must reach the next checkpoint before the time runs out.
It takes a special kind of guts to specialize in drift driving on racetracks that run along cliffs, and fictional race magnate Patrick Callahan wants the Japanese drivers of Haruna Kyojin who do just that. Across the sea in Hong Kong, Callahan speaks highly of the Kowloon Dragons for their split-second reaction times and clean maneuvering in high-stakes events.
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Codemasters has released a pair of Grid 2 trailers showing two races in tracks on opposite sides of the globe.
The first, shown above, is a straight gameplay video of a two-lap race on the streets of Miami, Florida. The camera is situated right above the car's hood; Codemasters announced last year that Grid 2 would not support an in-car "cockpit" camera for tech and performance reasons.
The second video, embedded below, shows a race in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This particular race is of the "Overtake" variety, which places slower-moving obstacle vehicles on the track; the player must find gaps and spaces to pass them in order to get the best time.
Grid 2 hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC at the end of May.
A new trailer from Codemasters shows off Grid 2's LiveRoutes technology, which aims to ensure that some races are never run on the same track twice.
As previously reported by Polygon, LiveRoutes dynamically streams in entirely different parts of the track ahead of the player, changing the turns and everything off the road, like crowds and signage. Not every track supports LiveRoutes, but those that do seek to test a racer's reaction time rather than his or her ability to memorize a path.
Grid 2 hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on May 28.
Codemasters has released a new trailer for its upcoming racer Grid 2 focusing on its recently revealed multiplayer details.
In Grid 2, players will be assigned a rival of their same skill — or can manually challenge one themselves — and can compete in a variety of races to put one over on their nemesis. Players can also accrue NPC "followers" who support the best drivers, and outperforming a competitor means that a player can even steal followers from a foe.
This is all supported by Codemasters' RaceNet system, which it calls the "beating heart" of Grid 2 multiplayer. For more on RaceNet and Grid 2's multiplayer, check out Polygon's recent preview.
Grid 2 comes out May 28 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
A new trailer for Codemasters' racer Grid 2 shows off the teams and event styles from the other side of the Atlantic.
As with the last trailer, the video is narrated by wealthy racing aficionado Patrick Callahan discussing teams and the different kind of events he wants in his World Series of Racing. We see racers vie for position on flat, open racetracks and in the streets of Paris.
The trailer shows off two new race types: Elimination and Time Attack. Time Attack is a simple solo race for the best time possible, and Elimination periodically disqualifies the racer in last place.
Grid 2 is out for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at the end of May.
A new trailer from Codemasters shows some of the vehicles, car clubs and locations featured in its upcoming racer Grid 2.
As wealthy race financier Patrick Callahan narrates his philosophy and views that led him to found the World Series of Racing, a competition that features the very best racers from around the globe, the trailer takes viewers to three separate race locales. We see races on the Chicago streets, in the forests and mountains of California, and on the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Callahan intends to recruit the top racing clubs, and the video shows two of them: the front-of-the-pack leaders New Union and the gritty, rough-driving Trans-America Pacers.
For more about Grid 2 and its race clubs, check out Polygon's preview from last month.