Burn rubber

Codemasters has confirmed what we’d already figured out – that GRID 2 is set to drift onto the PlayStation 3 next year. The hotly anticipated sequel has been in development for two years, and will take advantage of the most recent version of Codemasters’ excellent EGO Engine.

The game’s debut trailer – embedded below – includes a cheeky glimpse at both Chicago and Paris, two of the racer’s brand new locations.

"GRID's back and we're going to make street, track and road racing exciting again," exclaimed an excited Clive Moody. "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."

The sequel will build upon the TrueFeel Handling System employed by the original GRID. It promises to use real physics to “hit a sweetspot” between accessibility and simulation.

In total, the game will feature three continents: USA, Europe and Asia. You can look forward to sprints through Abu Dhabi, Miami, and many more exotic locations.

GRID 2 will make its public, playable debut at the Eurogamer Expo in London later this year. For more information on that, check out the event’s official website.