Like the original version of Grid, we expect Grid 2 to be long on entertainment value but a bit short of the content delivered by other “racing simulation” games. If you’re looking for an accurately rendered cabin, complete with realistic gauges, you won’t find it here.
That’s not to say that the new game will be inaccurate, as racer and auto journalist Chris Harris demonstrates enthusiastically in the teaser video above. While we’ve never been able to translate speed in the virtual world into speed in the real world (or vice versa), we suppose that mastering a virtual track could help you learn the line around a real track.
Still, we can’t help but think Harris’ reenactment of events is more than a slight dramatization. We doubt that even the esteemed Mr. Harris could get by a McLaren test driver like Mat Johnson on a track like Brands Hatch in the real world, no matter how much coaching he’s had from a coder.
GRID 2 will be available for the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Look for the game to hit stores this summer.