So shiny it hurts
Not including downloadable content, ports, and offbeat racers like Mario Kart, there's really no major racing games slated for this year from a major publisher or pre-existing brand other than GRID 2 here. That puts Codemasters in a pretty sweet spot for console domination, and the PC version is looking pretty damn solid too based on our recent hands-on time with the game.
Of course, let's not forget Real World Racing for the PC, and there's a ton of potential from '90s Arcade Racer as well. Not as many major choices compared to past years overall, but at least what's on deck for 2013 all look damn good.