Shift 2 devs to challenge GT5 and Forza’s ‘bland’ graphics

Shift 2: Unleashed is taking a shot at the driving sim top spot, going up against Gran Tuismo 5 and the Forza series. With the debut trailer just out, developer Slightly Mad has drawn first blood against its competitors, stating that Shift 2 will not have “bland” graphics like those two games.

Strong words from producer Marcus Nilsson, then. He told Official Xbox Magazine: “You have to make a choice with today’s tech. Either you go for – and this is harsh but it’s what I think – the bland graphics of GT and Forza, or you try to push the bar for what consoles can do. That’s what Slightly Mad is doing, and hence the decision was made to aim for 30 frames.”

Shift 2 is heading for a Spring 2011 release date.