In ‘The Big Question’, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Kevin Connors and analyst Toby Moody discuss one of racing’s big ‘what if?’ questions: Who really is the world’s greatest driver? It’s a simple question. Yet there are no easy answers. How can drivers who compete in openwheel formula be compared to racers who drift or even those who compete on the street? Who would be the best in a cross-discipline, competitive series?
Patrick Callahan, entrepreneur and founder of World Series Racing, the fictional cross-discipline motor racing championship that runs throughout GRID 2, intends to find out. He has a vision: to bring drivers of different styles and specialism, from all over the world, together in a united league, one that will become a truly global phenomenon and which will finally find the ultimate driving superstar. But to set up a new motorsports series, and get the rewards he craves, he needs a star. And that’s where the player comes in…
As Patrick Callahan’s raw talent, GRID 2 players will travel the world, recruiting car clubs and their drivers to compete in new and traditional racing events, crossing in and out of their established disciplines. Callaghan figures if he can get the best, the crowds will come. And then he’ll bring the eyes of the world onto his new series.
GRID 2’s world will reflect the progress players make in the game. Perform on the track and gamers will grow their fanbase, earning fame – GRID 2’s XP – allowing them access to new events, sponsors, cars and increasing their profile. To immerse players further in this new world of competitive motorsport, Codemasters has collaborated with ESPN to create exclusive in-game ESPN SportsCenter live-action video sequences that chart the rise of World Series Racing as it grows from a grass-roots curiosity to a headline-grabbing championship in the global sports market.