Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Codemasters

Right 6 on exit! Up! Dirt 4 now available for console and PC

It’s time for rally fans to hit the track again with the release of Dirt 4. The PC and console racer is attempting to broaden its base with two handling modes, Gamer and Simulation. I’d go for the former. No shame in admitting that. Additional assistance can be found in an in-game Academy that teaches players the finer points of the system’s mechanics. Dirt 4 also features Your Stage, which is said to “produce a near infinite number of unique rally stages at the touch of a button.”

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Dirt Rally download pack adds VR support, Co-Driver Mode for PS4

Codemasters has released a for-pay pack adding PSVR support to the PS4 version of Dirt Rally. The $12.99 download pack not only allows for the entire game to be played with the virtual reality headset, but it also introduces the new Co-Driver Mode. By choosing the mode, a second player is capable of giving pace note calls via the controller and the social screen.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Netherghul hijinks featured in new Overlord: Fellowship of Evil trailer

A new video for Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has gone live. The footage highlights the various terrible activities—and timely retreats—that make up the average work day of the maniacal Netherghuls. In the new Rhianna Pratchett-penned campaign, the four Netherghuls rule in the absence of the Overlord and strive to wipe out the forces of good.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Grid 2 launches for consoles and PC, new screens released

Codemasters’ latest racer, Grid 2, is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. Launching alongside the title is the new RaceNet website that allows players to track their progress, access new events, tackle global challenges, and unlock special achievements. An app that will tie in to the site is also nearing completion, and is scheduled to launch “very soon.”

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Codemasters announces $189,000 Grid 2: Mono Edition for PS3

In this week’s ‘Holy Hell!’ entry, we have Codemasters announcing that they are releasing a £125,000 (roughly $189,000) edition of Grid 2. Dubbed Grid 2: Mono Edition, this ultra premium edition is, according to the release, being recognized by Guinness World Records as the “Most Expensive Video Game Commercially Available – Special Edition”. So, what does nearly $200,000 get you? A copy of the game—whew!—a BAC Mono supercar in Grid 2 livery, a day at the BAC factory that includes a tour and visit with technicians to customize the BAC Mono, a themed Mono Edition-branded Bell Racing helmet, race wear (suit, boots, and gloves made to measure), and a PlayStation 3.

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PlayStation 3 News

Grid 2 trailer, screens released for new series, World Series Racing

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A new trailer and a few screens have been released for Grid 2. The video is part one of a new series, World Series Racing. This first segment is titled An American Dream and focuses on US-based events, including Street Racing in Chicago, Road Racing along the California coast, and Track Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Grid 2 pre-order bonus packs, release date announced

Grid 2 has been dated for North America, and is scheduled to hit store shelves for 360, PC, and PS3 on May 28. A number of pre-order in-game extras were also revealed, with Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop each offering different download packs. There are four packs in total: McLaren Racing Pack (GameStop), Indycar Pack (Best Buy), Head Start Pack (Amazon), and GTR Racing Pack (GameStop). Details for each can be found below.

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Codemasters announces Grid 2 for 2013 console, PC racing season

Grid 2 (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Codemasters has announced that Grid 2 is currently in full development for 360, PC, and PS3. The sequel will bring back the Flashback time-rewind feature from the original, as well as feature four decades’ worth of selected rides from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Players will race on courses from licensed circuits around the world, with tracks hosted in such locales as Abu Dhabi, California, Miami, and Paris.

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