Codemasters unveils GRID 2's RaceNet features

4:33 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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'GRID 2' is a racing video game from developer Codemasters.

GRID 2, an upcoming racing title from British game development studio Codemasters, will have a number of its features powered by RaceNet.  It's the online extension for Codemasters Racing games which tracks players' races, rivals, and rewards.  Furthermore, Codemasters has stated that the game's multiplayer game mode will offer an entirely distinct progression system from that of the single-player career mode to offer depth and flexibility to the game.

RaceNet is a free online browser-based extension which tracks players' races, rivals and rewards, and launches fully with GRID 2.  Codemasters calls it "the beating heart of the game's multiplayer mode."  Going beyond visualizing progress in-game, it will provide players with new objectives, rivals, and rewards for progress.  Players can also track community stats, leaderboards, and participate in weekly Global Challenge events.  In addition to being accessible via player's desktop, tablet, or mobile device, RaceNet will have dedicated apps set to release around game's launch.

As for the aforementioned multiplayer modes, GRID 2's range of game modes (Standard Race, Drift, Touge, Checkpoint, Face Off, and Time Attack) can be played online with up to 12 players, including custom races based on player preferences and choosing from pre-defined playlists to jump straight into the action.  Players can modify their cars with upgrades and make their mark on the grid by customizing their car with a simple yet powerful livery editor that offers up to 6 billion different combinations.

Furthermore, GRID 2 will feature Codemasters' new anti-griefing technology that includes player grouping, so gamers who like to trade paint will be brought together online while clean racers are more likely to find similar drivers in their online sessions.

GRID 2 is scheduled to will race into retail on May 28 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.  The game is rated "E for Everyone" by the ESRB.


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