While challenging the CPU can be fun, one of the best parts of any racing game (at least in my opinion) is the multiplayer, whether it's local or online. GRID 2's latest trailer not only shows a couple new locations, but also showcases a few multiplayer features, such as rivalries and video uploading. The video uploading isn't anything new, it's been done in games before and is pretty straight forward. With the rivalries feature, players can request to become other players's rivals. Beating a rival can earn you more followers. The video also show a bit of the livery editor that gives you endless possibilities for designing your car. For those who can't wait to check out these new features, you don't have long to wait as GRID 2 will be released on May 28th.
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND CAR CUSTOMIZATION REVEALED IN GRID 2™ MULTIPLAYER TRAILER
Los Angeles, Calif. – April 25, 2013 – Today Codemasters® released an extended multiplayer GRID 2™ gameplay trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ujT5HjOaY revealing new locations, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and features such as vehicle customization from the game’s extensive and distinct online mode.
The multiplayer video gives gamers the first view of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit in-game, the iconic venue which is the world’s largest sporting spectator facility and has been the spiritual home of American motorsport for over a century.
The trailer also reveals the game’s powerful yet simple to use livery editor in action, which features up to six billion different design combinations so players can stamp their own identity online. Game modes including Checkpoint racing in Paris and street racing in Chicago are shown alongside RaceNet’s extensive suite of social features in the video.
GRID 2’s multiplayer game mode will offer an entirely distinct progression system, separate from career mode, offering depth, choice and flexibility powered by RaceNet, (www.racenet.com), the free online extension for Codemasters Racing games. Players will be served regular new objectives, matched with rivals and be rewarded for their progress as the best in modern online gaming comes to the racing genre. RaceNet can be accessed on a player’s desktop, tablet or mobile device and will have dedicated apps set to release around launch.
GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed GRID™, will race into retail on May 28 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC and is available for pre-order now. Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.
ABOUT GRID 2:
GRID 2 will challenge players to be fast, be first and be famous. Going behind the wheel of a handpicked selection of automotive icons spanning four decades, gamers will race their way to the top of a new, evolving world of motorsport. From Paris to Abu Dhabi, Chicago to the sun-kissed California coast and beyond, beautifully created city streets, licensed circuits and edge-of-control mountain roads will become home to the most visceral and exhilarating racing yet.
In the game, players will compete in the World Series Racing, the new competition founded by fictional entrepreneur Patrick Callahan, where drivers from different disciplines compete against each other across a range of events to find the ultimate racer. To get the series off the ground and attract attention from the world’s media, players must compete against and recruit the best drivers from the best racing clubs from different disciplines across the world, including Track racers, Drift specialists, Street racers and more.
GRID 2 will also set new standards for a racing multiplayer experience with an entirely distinct and extensive gameplay component and unique progression system. Deep customization options and integration with RaceNet – the online community portal for Codemasters Racing games which tracks player’s races, rewards and rivals – will offer further immersion and connectivity in GRID 2’s new world of motorsport.