A sequel to Race Driver: GRID may be incoming, if you believe a snippet from an interview with someone who would be in a position to know.
The surprise news came as a result of an IncGamers interview with Iain Smith, an associate producer at Codemasters. The short section of the interview which confirmed the existence of Race Driver: GRID went as follows:
Smith: “…on the core game side there’s the Dirt team and an as yet undisclosed videogame team.”
IncGamers: Is that GRID 2?
Smith: [Laughs] No wavering… [Laughs]
IncGamers: I’m hoping it’s GRID 2…
Smith: Yeah, it is.
If this does indeed turn out to be true then it would be the quietest announcement of a new game I have ever witnessed. I suspect we’ll find out for sure if a sequel is on its way at E3 2012.
I for one hope Race Driver: GRID 2 is in development. I adored the first game as it kept me entertained while I was waiting for Gran Turismo 5 to finally arrive. With a few gameplay tweaks and a visual overhaul the sequel could be fantastic.