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Gran Turismo 6 is the driving game for the last-generation of video game consoles. Forza Motorsport 5 is the game for the next-generation of consoles. Doesn't seem like there's much middle ground, does it? Don't tell that to the folks behind Grid Autosports, though. The sequel to Grid 2 has just been announced for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC with an on-sale date this summer.

As this is just the announcement trailer, there's not a lot going on in the roughly 90-second video attached below. James Nicholls, Grid Autosport's chief designer, did sit down with Videogamer to discuss the new racing title, though, and explained why there won't be a version for next-gen gamers to play. According to Nicholls, a new game engine is under development (likely for the inevitable Grid 3) and there wasn't time nor manpower enough to port the current game's engine to the next-gen standards. There was also a concern over how a ported game (meaning one using carryover code, not built from scratch) would look on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

"If we had taken this approach, all we'd be doing is taking technology designed for the previous generation and porting it to next-generation consoles – it wouldn't be optimal, and it wouldn't be a 'proper' next-gen game, taking advantage of the features and the technology that next-generation consoles offer," Nicholls told Videogramer.

Take a look below for the full video, and then hop over to VG for more on Grid Autosport.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Nick Allain
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've been over the codemasters games since Dirt 3. A $60 game that immediately began shoving costly DLC down your throat from day 1. Screw that.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I got the last "Grid" for the PC. Played it for 20 minutes and that was it. I remember all the pre-game hype about the last game. The Devs were talking about how the driving will feel was realistic without need for driving aids. It was an arcade came that doesn't resemble how you drive an actual car. It was awful.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've still yet to see the value for money in the "next-gen" systems, so my curiosity is piqued. Day/night races, touring cars and open wheel, definitely looks interesting. My biggest concern is, how are the cars going to feel? I played the demo for Grid2 and thought it was awful. Cars felt floaty, very arcadey. If however they can get it to feel more like their F1 series, which I really like, I'll be on board for this.