"GRID 2" features cars from a number of racing disciplines. Photo: AFP
Encased within the first teaser trailer for motor racing game "GRID 2" is around seven seconds worth of driving footage, but it's enough to get a glimpse of where the game's at.
Speedy vehicles that range from high-spec production cars to low-slung circuit racers, day and night racing, inner-city courses and tarmac tracks are all packed into those few seconds' material.
The game is being developed by Codemasters and marks the continuation of the "GRID" series, a multidisciplinary racer whose first and only entry so far came in 2008.
It was well-received but came at a time when Codies' "Formula One" and "Dirt" series were establishing themselves.
Gearing up for a late May release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PCs, "GRID 2" benefits from not only its pedigree but a relative lack of competition on the console front, though on PC there's "Trackmania 2: Valley" and "Trackmania 2: Stadium," and "rFactor 2" went into open beta at the start of the year.
By the time "GRID 2" arrives, we will surely know more of plans for the "Forza Motorsport" and "Gran Turismo" franchises, in conjunction with those for new Xbox and PlayStation machines.