The wait for the May 28th on-sale date of Grid 2 just official got a little bit more unbearable, as the sadists at Codemasters have released a trailer of actual game play. In short: it looks amazing.

Starring in the one-minute clip are classists like the E30 BMW M3, Ford Mustang Mach 1 and Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS – all powering down a stunningly rendered patch of the California coast. There's also a segment of street racing through Paris, involving a heated exchanged with the McLaren MP4-12C and a Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, among others.

Scroll down below to check out the exotic car-laden trailer, and see for yourself. Apparently pre-orders can already be accepted by your friendly local games merchant, and your choice in that regard will effect what sort of DLC you get to start off with. (Read thru our post on just that topic, here.)



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      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      ok. just one question: where is the gameplay?
        JF
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lachmund
        They're releasing it on Sega CD. It's just a very long FMV.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      REAL gameplay! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3PEJbIoIaA
      pontoppidanpete
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reply to B_RAD For me what made grid 1 great was the cockpit view, I know grid is not a simulation racer like forza or gt5, but it's still a serious racing game, and i just think it will miss a great option, for me it just gives more realism with a cockpit-view. I know codemaster says only 5 % uses that feature, but i just find that hard to belive. I want to fell like i'm driving a real car, and be in the car, not above the car or on the bonnet.
      sampson
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a real hard time believing this will even come close to Forza 4
        jbm0866
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sampson
        It's a different type of racing game, but very good in it's own way..
          Lynchenstein
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jbm0866
          Yeah, I was playing again last night - I actually sold Forza 4 as I found it somewhat boring. Grid has always been more interesting for me. The demo derby racing was fantastic fun with my 13-year-old. I can't wait for this! I never used the cockpit mode except when toggling between the other modes. I won't miss it, but more choice is better I guess.
      Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      I didn't see one bit of actual gameplay footage. That was just a bunch of pre-rendered replay sequences. In short, it didn't reveal squat about the actual game.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bob
        replay sequence?! yeah...prerendered? no. looked pretty plausible to me, even on consoles
      juliusxvt
      • 1 Year Ago
      I played the crap out of GRID, so I'm pretty excited about the sequel. The only dealbreaker would be if what I've heard about them nixing the interior 1st person view. No cockpit? No care.
        Mopandbucket
        • 1 Year Ago
        @juliusxvt
        The no incar rumors are true. A developer said in an interview that they devoted resources to the enviroment beyond the track walls over incar cameras. Deal breaker
      jbm0866
      • 1 Year Ago
      Grid is one of my favorite racing games..very much looking forward to Grid2!
      pontoppidanpete
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think that's a big mistake to have no cockpit/in car cam. According to codemaster only 5 % use cockpit view, . A proper racing game must have a cockpit view, even if it means a trade of in some graphichs. Here is a bite of the official response from codemaster : "They are expensive to run due to the requirement for high-resolution interior textures which are seen close-up and require a considerable amount of in-game memory (to store) and processing (to render). What this means in practice is that the benefit to our vehicle models, environment models and the hundreds of other things in the environment sapping memory, is huge. By making this educated call, we can use the extra available memory to make the on-track racing a truly mind-blowingly immersive experience." Here is a a link to the full response from codemaster : http://community.codemasters.com/t5/GRID-2-General-Discussion/With-regards-to-cockpit-view-a-statement-from-Executive-Producer/td-p/17778
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