Codemasters are back sharing some more information on the hotly anticipated Grid 2.
This time around they’ve release an interactive trailer giving you the power to choose a run through one of three maps the Barcelona Eliminator, the Red Bull Ring Race or the Chicago Checkpoint.
With some slick gameplay and rather smooth visuals its clear Codemasters are doing something right, however some decisions they’ve made have garnered a bit of negative attention from the gaming community. During production on Grid 2 the decision was made to remove the classic Cockpit view, and although this has outraged a small percentage of fans Clive Moody, executive producer on Grid 2, is adamant that this decisions wasn’t made lightly.
“First of all, it’s important to say that every design decision we make is done with a lot of careful consideration and not taken lightly. We’re acutely aware of the love there is for GRID in our community and we want to deliver the best possible experience for everyone.
While we do use research and focus groups, the most important data source for us is the enormous amount of telemetry data we can obtain from our servers that tells us exactly how and what our players are doing across all our games. So it’s not a case of just a sample of people we’ve spoken to in research, it’s a fact that only 5% of Codemasters Racing game players ever used the in-car view.
We certainly don’t want to alienate any of our fans we want to deliver truly exciting features that 100% of our players will enjoy. Videogame development is always about trade-offs and in this case, taking the hard decision to lose the in-car views for 5% of our players (and remember we still have bonnet cam and bumper cam, which many people with racing wheels use), is something we felt was more beneficial to everyone.”
So no malice intended with the decision at all, although a handful of gamers may not see it that way, but regardless of your thoughts on the Cockpit scandal (in a tea-cup) Grid 2 is definitely shaping up nicely.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Grid 2 is out May 31st check out their sharp site for more info.