Grid 2 Announced, Coming Out In 2013

Last week, Codemasters released a (not-so-subtle) teaser video that suggested news related to 2008’s Race Driver: Grid was on the way. Now we know what that news is.

This morning, Codemasters announced that Grid 2, the sequel to the well-received arcade/sim racer hybrid, is finally happening. No specific release date was given, but Codemasters says that Grid 2 should release on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 at some point around summer 2013.

“GRID’s back and we’re going to make street, track and road racing exciting again,” said Clive Moody, Executive Producer. “The core design philosophy for GRID 2 is that we treat the race as a character, not a consequence of simply putting cars on tracks. Everything that goes into the game impacts on that second-to-second, in the moment, blockbuster drama – the feel and personality of the race.”

“We’re pushing boundaries once again with what can be accomplished in the genre via new tools, technology and innovations. In single-player, split-screen and online, the next-generation of the EGO Game Technology Platform will power graphics, AI, handling and damage advancements that will immerse players in the racing experience like never before.”

To get you even more pumped up, Codemasters released an announcement trailer for Grid 2 which you can find directly below.