By Owen S. Good on Apr 20, 2014 04.20.14
The announcement of a new game in the Grid racing series appears set for Tuesday, according to a teaser video posted by the game's YouTube account. Replying to a fan later via Twitter, the Codemasters community manager for the game promised on Friday that "Tuesday's announcement will NOT have the words Android or iOS in them." The first Grid was published in 2008, and its sequel, Grid 2, launched in May 2013. It earned a nomination from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for the best sports video game of 2013.
By John Funk on Sep 05, 2013 09.05.13
Codemasters has released a new trailer showing Grid 2's free "Demolition Derby" DLC mode in action. The full-contact race mode was added to the title based on fan requests from players who enjoyed it in the first Grid title. A recent patch incorporated fan feedback in other ways, like raising the level cap to 99 and awarding players for driving cleanly. As the trailer shows, don't expect clean driving in a demolition derby. Grid 2 is available on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
By Samit Sarkar on Jul 23, 2013 07.23.13
Grid 2 players can now get six high-performance cars by buying the Peak Performance Pack, which is launching today on Steam and PlayStation Network for $4.99 and on Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points ($5), publisher Codemasters announced today. It will cost £3.19 in the U.K. and €3.99 in Europe. The Peak Performance Pack is already available on Windows PC and Xbox 360, and will be released on PlayStation 3 along with this week's PlayStation Store update (today in North America, and tomorrow in Europe). The add-on contains six maxed-out versions of these cars: Dodge Charger RT, Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special, Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS SS 1970, BMW E30 M3, BMW 1 Series M Coupe and VW Golf R. Each vehicle has been outfitted with paint jobs, body modifications and tuning...
By John Funk on May 31, 2013 05.31.13
A newly-released launch trailer for Grid 2 proudly shows off the variety of cars and environments in Codemasters' newest racing title. For players who prefer a more natural environment, the trailer shows a race along a coastal highway in classic muscle cars, while urban lovers get modern supercars speeding through the streets and tunnels of major cities around the globe. Racing purists, meanwhile, can rest assured that there are plenty of plain old racetracks to be found as well. In the fiction of Grid 2, wealthy race aficionado Patrick Callahan founds the World Series of Racing, a competition that aims to find the best drivers and the fasted cars from all corners of the globe to face off against one another. Grid 2 releases today in Europe for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3....
By John Funk on May 15, 2013 05.15.13
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. "It's not about who's style is best, it's...
By John Funk on May 13, 2013 05.13.13
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.
By John Funk on May 01, 2013 05.01.13
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.
By John Funk on Apr 15, 2013 04.15.13
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.