Sodium 2 is a completely free to play (unlike Sodium One) high-speed extreme racing game, similar to the WipEout series of games. It features single and multiplayer player modes.
In single player mode, users hone their skills and progress through the Sodium 2 XP system. Users can build XP, complete objectives, earn Sodium Credits, and compete on the world-wide leader board. Based on the player's best time per track, the game automatically includes a replay of two other racers with a time that is slightly better than the player, which promotes further improvement.
In real-time multiplayer mode, players can race against friends or strangers. To maintain even competition, vehicle upgrades are rated on a 1 to 5 star system. Multiplayer races are rated with 1 to 5 stars. Users must downgrade upgraded vehicles to compete in multiplayer races that are of a lower rating.
In either mode, there are four tracks to race. Each of the four tracks may be raced from the finish line to the start line (reverse) for a total of eight races to choose from. Some tracks include more straight runs for higher top speeds while others include more turns for a test of steering.
The jet racers, or Velocity Racers, can be upgraded through the Sodium 2 Garage. Users can upgrade their craft, equip explosive rocket-boosters, and choose different paint schemes. Users can purchase upgrades both with Sodium Credits earned in game, and through purchases from the PlayStation Store. Users can currently upgrade their jet racers Engine, Afterburner, Airfoils, Flight Computer, Rocket Boosters, Paint Schemes, Hover Engine, Air Brakes, Chassis and Fuel with more possibilities in the future. Some upgrades require the user to gain enough XP to reach a certain XP level.
Rewards are given as players reach new XP levels. At the end of each single player race, the player is awarded XP based on achievements such as breaking a personal top speed record or never using the air brakes. Many of the rewards are simply the ability to access upgrades for the Sodium 2 racer. Others are items for decorating a personal space.
- Lv.01 Sodium2 Touchstone DX Rocket Booster Ornament
- Lv.02 Sodium2 Trackside Lamp
- Lv.03 Sodium Poster Wall Hanging
- Lv.04 Sodium Sentry Chair - Yellow
- Lv.05 Sodium2 Personal Wind Farm Fan Ornament
- Lv.07 Sodium2 Firecracker DX Rocket Booster Ornament
- Lv.08 Sodium2 Industrial Counterweight Crane Replica Ornament
- Lv.10 Velocity Racer - Level 10 Accolade Ornament
- Lv.11 Sodium2 Turbulence DX Rocket Booster Ornament
- Lv.12 Sodium2 Blam! - Graphic Wall Art Wall Hanging
- Lv.14 Sodium Quintepede Table - Red
- Lv.16 Sodium2 Sideline Lamp
- Lv.17 Sodium2 Terrapin DX Rocket Booster Ornament
- Lv.19 CoLD SToRAGE Head Logo Wall Hanging
- Lv.20 Velocity Racer - Level 20 Accolade
- Lv.21 Sodium Tripod Table - Red
- Lv.23 Sodium2 Industrial Quadrapod Crane Replica Ornament
- Lv.25 Sodium Sentry Chair - Red
- Lv.26 Sodium2 Whooosh! - Graphic Wall Art
- Lv.28 Sodium2 Industrial Heavy Arm Crane Replica Ornament
- Lv.30 Velocity Racer - Level 30 Accolade Ornament
- Lv.31 Sodium Quintepede Table - Yellow
- Lv.32 Sodium2 Zoooom! - Graphic Wall Art
- Lv.35 Sodium2 Industrial Buzz Saw Replica Ornament
- Lv.37 Sodium Tripod Table - Yellow
- Lv.39 Sodium2 Whizzz! - Graphic Wall Art
- Lv.40 Velocity Racer - Level 40 Accolade Ornament
Sodium 2 and was first teased in an interview that occurred on December 18, 2009 with the CEO of Outso Halli Bjornsson, the Chief of Operations of Outso Joel Kemp, and the Director of Home for SCEA Jack Buser. It was officially unveiled by Jack Buser, Director of Home for SCEA, on PlayStation.Blog on December 10, 2010. According to Outso, "Sodium 2 is looking to expand on every area of the original game with heavily customizable jet racers, supersonic speeds and a pounding soundtrack." The Sodium 2 beta was tested by select members of the PlayStation Home community.
- Sodium Universe: Developer's official website.