GRID 2 alters race course on the fly with LiveRoutes

A very interesting new system has been developed for GRID 2. It’s called LiveRoutes and is Codemasters’s newest tool that dynamically changes the course of a race track on the fly. It sounds like Valve’s AI Director for Left 4 Dead and and that can only be a good thing.

It’s said to offer millions of route possibilities and comes into play for specific events in the game’s city environments – Paris, Barcelona, Chicago, Miami and Dubai. Junctions on LiveRoutes circuits can switch the track up to six different ways, as LiveRoutes randomly selects a route through the city.

“LiveRoutes is the new challenge event that we’re most proud of in GRID 2. It’s as fresh to racing games as Flashback was when we introduced it as a mechanic in the original GRID,” said Clive Moody, Senior Executive Producer for GRID 2 at Codemasters.

“In a LiveRoutes event, you don’t know what’s coming next and it turns each race into a test of your racecraft, car handling and reactions on circuits that cannot be learnt. In both career mode and online, LiveRoutes offers near limitless possibilities in every race and it’s a great leveller, even for the most experienced racing game players.”

The new trailer below shows this in action and looks like will offer a huge amount of replayability especially as it will work in both single and multiplayer modes.

GRID 2will race into shops on 31 May for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Author: Martyn Newton

Overlord of PopBucket and a gamer from a very young age with earliest memories including Theme Park, Detroit (look it up), Sim City, Championship Manager 2, The Lion King and Command & Conquer.

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