Codemasters has announced that the highly anticipated follow-up to its 2008 hit game GRID will be released in the summer of 2013. Imaginatively named GRID 2, the new game will feature "a selection of handpicked automotive icons spanning four decades and three continents," racing "on beautiful city streets, licensed circuits or knife-edge mountain roads."

The game developer has been publicly busy lately with Dirt and Formula 1 concerns like F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars. That said, its four-year-old racing game headliner hasn't made headlines since two of its three online servers were taken down last year. This should make plenty of gamers happy with Codemasters' focusing on racing games and its coming Racenet online hub.

Along with the announcement, Codemasters has released a brand-new trailer for GRID 2, which you can watch below. We've also added a video showing 20 seconds of a virtual Pagani Huayra shredding virtual rubber. Enjoy!




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      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am ecstatic for this. HOWEVER. If you, CODEMASTERS, put content into this game that you need to buy - in addition to the game itself - in order to 100% it, I will not purchase it. You burned me with Dirt 3 and those "oh, sorry, you need to BUY the next track in this tour" and I haven't forgotten.
      RampantFury
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Ravenwest is back.
      Mike McDonald
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just a carbon copy of Shift 2 Unleashed...
      Zeus
      • 2 Years Ago
      GRID was one of the best games from a drivers perspective. I've raced cars for 10 years and this is one of the only games I felt where you could drive cars similarly to how you can in real life. If you need a car to rotate you can mash the gas and the car will rotate very much like a real car does. GT5 and Forza are great, but GRID captured that rawness that you get in a real racing car. I liked it a lot when it first came out. Only criticism is I would have wanted a way to adjust setup or modify the cars. Other than that for a game without any modifications to be made to the cars or tuning it was a simply awesome game. The AI was very challenging as well. Probably the best AI in any game I've ever played.
        baskinhu
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeus
        i totally agree. i think that the lack of setups and customization of cars is the only thing that makes some people say that this is not a sim, because the "feeling" you get driving the cars in the game is pretty realistic... that said, I think it's tome for me to re-install the first game :D
          Zeus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @baskinhu
          Definitely. I've played one of the top simulators when I was at an ARCA drivers house one time. The sim setup this person had was probably on the order of $25,000. The most realistic pedal set I have ever played on for a video game, great steering wheel with progressive springs for the sensation of the car loading up in corners. We played for about an hour. At the end of the session on this crazy simulator I didn't really feel the excitement like I did with a controller playing GRID. As funny as that sounds that to me speaks volumes of GRIDS ability to convey the thrill and excitement of speed. The big thing for me was the AI. GRID was one of the only games where the AI could kick my ass if I wasn't totally dialed in and I have set times on GT5 in the online rooms that haven't been broken in 10-12 months now.
      Andrew Ramos
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't understand the fascination with this game and how people call it a 'sim.' I think the physics are quite arcadey. I don't think GT5 is the best sim, but it at least qualifies as one. This is right in between Need for Speed and GT5 for me...
        Relyat08
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew Ramos
        Its definitely arcade style dynamics. That's just a fact. However, I like arcade dynamics when it increases the feeling of speed and the entire experience is more adrenaline inducing. Grid does an excellent job of that(or they did in their first game), and I prefer it over any sim I've ever played. Its just more fun and exhilarating.
        KelperFoxWolf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew Ramos
        Of course it's exaggerated to think of this game as a 'sim', but as you say it's well above the arcade level yet below real console sims like GT5 or RacePRO (RACE 07); in fact, I've found ProStreet and the two SHIFT games to be less than GRID, which BTW has aged well over the years, apart from the damage depicted in the game, which still remains unbeaten even by the likes of Forza 4.
      AE86
      • 2 Years Ago
      GRID was the BEST racing game I ever played. Its so much funand so realistic at the same time with awesome graphics and great driving dynamics I like it even more then GT5 and Forza. This took forever to come out !
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad Codemasters hasn't made a good racing game since the Colin McRae series.
        Anthony
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RodRAEG
        McRae is a RALLY GAME... GRID is a CAR GAME, mostly Sports Cars on PAVEMENT. I have no idea what your post was suppose to mean. Stop drinking!
      benjamin_ho
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still play the first version, especially in online versus mode. It's required that you have quicker reflexes too which makes it more challenging.
      Proghog
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish some team would make a Forza or Gran Turismo style game for PC.
      sennarose88
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks so arcadey. Bring back ToCA series, where you can drive DTM, stock car, buggy, sportcars, V8, gokarts, formula, rally cars more realistically!
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