• Codemasters has released a new video today combining both dramatic live action and in-game footage of two 592bhp McLaren MP4-12cs racing at the world famous Brands Hatch circuit.  The video, part one of a series of three, follows the fortunes of Chris Harris, automotive journalist and regular contributor to YouTube’s Drive channel, who has joined together with Codemasters to provide insight into car handling and vehicle selection for the game. In the video, Chris throws his McLaren around the famous circuit in pursuit of McLaren test driver Mat Jackson and uses in-game expertise from Grid 2 and Codemasters staff to gain the advantage. The video shows how Brands Hatch is created in-game and features stunning real life footage of the stunning McLarens power-sliding around some of the most iconic corners in racing.

    “I’m thoroughly enjoying working on these videos for Grid 2, and adding a few pointers to help develop the handling on some of the key cars in the game. It’s a great opportunity to explore the ever-closer relationship between real driving and the virtual world,” said Chris Harris. “As someone who spends so much time in the latest supercars, it’s been fascinating seeing the intricacies of the Codemasters development process used to create these virtual machines, and the accuracy of the results is mind-bending!”

    Brands Hatch is just one of Grid 2’s beautifully realized locations. Players will travel the world across three continents, racing at diverse and dramatic environments including licensed tracks like Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi and Austria’s Red Bull Ring, street circuits in Paris and Chicago and stunning open road environments, including the sun-kissed California Coast and dangerous Japanese mountain roads, plus many more.

    Take a look at the trailer below and tell us what you think.  Will you be picking up Grid 2?

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