‘GRID 2’ Multiplayer Details Revealed
Codemasters has today revealed the immerse multiplayer world in GRID 2, the online extension known as RaceNet offers statistics, rivals and rewards.
RaceNet (Which is currently allowing players to sign-up) is a free online browser-based extension which tracks players records, offering players new objectives, new rewards and offers community leaderboards. Codemasters has called it “The Beating heart” of GRID 2‘s multiplayer suite, giving players a multitude of options to extend their gameplay experience.
Codemasters has also many of the multiplayer modes available in GRID 2, Rival Mode uses RaceNet to align you with players with similar abilities to face-off in the Global Challenge mode. Players compete against their rivals in the new asynchronous game mode, with XP, in-game cash and RaceNet Followers for the winning rival. RaceNet Followers are given to increase your online fame, so stealing Followers from a racing rival is a victory worth bragging about.
GRID 2 offers a progressions system separate from career mode, allowing your multiplayer accomplishments to affect your progress. Players will be able to host 2-player split-screen races, using their customised vehicles that offer over 6 billion combinations. When taking the action online up to 12 players will be able to race in a wide-range of modes, including custom races pre-defined playlists.
Players will also be able to upload videos to RaceNet from in-game, allowing them to be easily shared to Facebook and Twitter. GRID 2 also features new anti-griefing technology, which groups players with racers who drive with similar styles. Crash into players and you will be sent to lobby’s with other wayward drivers.
GRID 2 will release in the US May 28, ANZ May 30 and Europe May 31 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.