- Codemasters details the multiplayer mode and livery editor of Grid 2.
- RaceNet supports up to 12 players going head-to-head online.
- The game officially hits shelves on May 28 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
LOS ANGELES — British video game developer Codemasters has detailed the multiplayer mode and livery editor of its upcoming racing game Grid 2.
The hour-long YouTube video below shows how gamers are matched up with players of similar skill in different modes on the online RaceNet hub. Modes include race, eliminator, drift, checkpoint and face-off. There is support for local split-screen play, and up to 12 players can race against each other online.
Gamers will also be able to upload highlights of the races to YouTube and share them on Facebook and Twitter — a feature that previous racing games have promised but haven't really followed through on.
Each week, the gamers with the most "fame" or experience points will be put on a leader board, and other racers can rival them and test their own skills.
Codemasters touts its new livery editor in the video, offering users the chance to customize the look of their rides from the ground up.
Grid 2 officially hits retail shelves on May 28 and is currently available for pre-order for $59.99 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and $44.99 on PC for just the download.
Edmunds says: New Grid 2 details are raising anticipation about the sequel's release.