Monday, 28 January 2013

Codemasters have released a new video for GRID 2 which combines live action and in-game footage of two 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, motoring 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 real life footage of the 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!”

GRID 2 is set to release this summer for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

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