GRID 2 News

UK chart: Fuse fizzles into 37th place

GRID 2 takes top spot, despite lower sales than the original.

Insomniac's new multiplatform shooter Fuse has failed to ignite the charts during its opening week - it arrived in a disappointing 37th place.

Grid 2 Special Edition costs £125,000

But it does include a BAC Mono.

Codemasters has announced that it's releasing a special edition of its forthcoming racer, and that it's going to set you back some £125,000. A little on the pricey side, sure - but the package does include a BAC Mono for you to drive away.

Grid 2 fires up for May 31st UK release date

Grid 2 fires up for May 31st UK release date

Get the Brands Hatch Edition by pre-ordering at GAME.

Racing sequel Grid 2 will thunder onto PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the UK on 31st May, publisher Codemasters has announced.

The game will have two special editions. The first is available to all who pre-order the game, and comes with as yet unspecified free DLC.

Then there's the GAME-exclusive Grid 2: Brands Hatch Edition, available for those who pre-order there (at GAME, not Brands Hatch).

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Codemasters confirms job losses, but doesn't expect Grid 2 and F1 series will be affected

UK publisher and developer Codemasters is currently in consultation with a number of staff who were told yesterday they were at risk of losing their jobs.

Codemasters confirmed to Eurogamer this morning that the proposed layoffs are not company wide, but internet reports suggest 80 people will be made redundant. A restructure of the business, with particular regard to publishing and digital, is ongoing.

A spokesperson for the company told us "it is not anticipated" that development of core PC and console games, such as Grid 2 and the annual F1 series, will be affected.

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GRID 2 gameplay footage shows off Eurogamer Expo hands-on content

EGXGRID 2 gameplay footage shows off Eurogamer Expo hands-on content

Chicago and California Coast sections of the game in action.

We've spent the last few months telling you about all the games you can expect to play at the Eurogamer Expo, which starts TOMORROW and runs until Sunday, but we haven't always been able to tell you exactly what bits of those games you'll be playing. That's because this sort of stuff gets locked down quite late in the day.

With that said, Codemasters Racing was keen for you to know about which bits of GRID 2 you'll be sampling over the next four days - so keen, in fact, that it's put together a couple of videos showing off the two sections of the game that are available for people to play, for the first time in the world, at the show.

The first is a Street Racing stage set in Chicago, where muscle cars including the Camaro SS (nobody tell Bertie), Z06 Corvette and Boss Mustang prance through the windy city's streets and tunnels. Have a look for yourself:

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EGXChallenge FIFA 13 developers on Virgin Media stand at Eurogamer Expo

Plus: Feature as a driver in GRID 2 and try Mists of Pandaria.

With around a fortnight to go until this year's Eurogamer Expo, our headline sponsor Virgin Media has announced what it's going to be doing on the show floor, and it's not just a bunch of variations on the Usain lightning Bolt gesture. (Although...)

Grid 2 announced with debut trailer and screenshots

EGXGrid 2 announced with debut trailer and screenshots

Get world's first hands-on at Eurogamer Expo 2012.

Codemasters has announced Grid 2, for release on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013 - and it will be playable first at Eurogamer Expo 2012.

In the debut trailer we get a glimpse of Chicago and Paris, the first of the game's new locations.

Grid 2 has been in development for two years, and is built using the latest version of Codemasters Racing's Ego engine.

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