Gaming Hype: GRID2 Track Preview-Chicago

In case you didn’t know, GRID2 is officially out for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.  If you are still on the fence about throwing down your hard-earned cash for the game then stay tuned to MotorworldHype over the next week or so.  I will be giving you some previews of the various track locations in the game and wrap things up with my review of GRID2.

Today we take a look at Chicago.  In GRID2 the great city of Chicago will be represented in a street course that snakes through downtown.  Drivers will be surrounded by skyscrapers and other landmarks as they fight their way to the finish.  To make the area as accurate as possible the team from Codemasters sent a two man team to the windy city for a three day research excursion.  Each day the men spent 8 to 10 hours exploring as much of Chicago as possible, taking thousands of hi-res reference photos each day.  They stood next to landmarks for scale and took as many measurements as possible.  Along the way they even met a few colorful people such as a personal trainer that thought they were crazy (because she witnessed them taking pictures of a wall for 10 minutes) and a lovely “working girl” who even pointed them towards some notable landmark locations.

How did it all come out?  You can see a preview for yourself by checking out the screen shots below.



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