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First gameplay footage of GRID 2 emerges from both the tracks we played and loved

We're very excited about GRID 2 and now you can see why thanks to gameplay footage from both the Chicago track and the California Coastline 1v1 race. The quality setting on these YouTube videos says it's 720p, but honestly, if you think this looks good, believe us when we say it looks easily twice as good when you're playing it. Video compression shouldn't be allowed on a game this good-looking. Here's Chicago:

Despite the slight loss of detail from the video feed, you can get a sense of the handling of the cars, see how much smoke there is from the 1000hz-sampled tyres and imagine what it's going to look like when these beasts smash into the armco at 150mph. The damage is turned off here, which is why nothing happens when the driver knocks the wall a little way through the demo. Then there's the Californian track:

We're still convinced this is going to be a very special game. Hopefully we'll get another look soon. Until then, might we suggest you go back and read our hands-on preview.

4 comments

  • DickSingh666 - October 1, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    I love Forza, Gran Turismo, PGR, all the NFS' (except for Undercover), Dirt, F1 and many others, but GRID was my favourite above all. Only due to a couple of reasons. The smooth steady graphics and damage are a given in today's racing game. What really set it apart for me was the A.I of drivers, and the helmet cam, no race was ever the same, and watching as a huge wreck happen 6 seconds up the track, shitting yourself hoping you will make it through the smokescreen untouched, or watching as you get owned by the mass of smashed metal. All this happening while in the cockpit view, best driving game ever, to me atleast. GRID was the first racing game I played where you really had no idea what to expect in the race, and that helmet cam was too sexy. I'm looking foward to Forza over this much more now just because there is no helmet cam. This game still looks great, and I will for sure play this game, but the exclusion of cockpit view, cut me deep.
  • A9entOfChaos - September 27, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    No cock pit view and the arcade handling (taking corners at 65 mph) are no no's for me. This game does not look special at all, save for the pretty graphics. Forza horizon will be the one this game needs to be measured against. Forza will have cock pit views, forza will have the wonderful physics system from forza 4 and will be open world. When you compare that to Grid 2 it will not even be a competition.
  • artcellrox - September 27, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Look at those smooth drifts... *__*
  • wholemkt - September 27, 2012 4:45 a.m.

    Wonderful. (the rest has been edited out due to advertising)

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