Codemasters is taking cues from its other games with Grids Legends’ focus on story.
Codemasters and EA announced today during EA Play Live 2021 that the next instalment in the Grid franchise is something a little different: Grid Legends, a racing game with an immersive story. Codemasters is certainly taking inspiration from its own properties, such as the F1 series which feature in-game rivalries within its story.
Grid Legends will play the familiar game of racing across a variety of disciplines, all while throwing in a documentary-style story that follows the ups and downs of the racers, both on and off the track.
The story will follow racing teams, depicting the internal power struggles, politics, and a true underdog story starring a cast that includes British actor Ncuti Gatwa.
“GRID Legends combines everything our players love and adds more exhilarating race features, including our new epic story mode,” said Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters. “We’re giving players more variety and choice, whether that’s creating their ultimate races using our race creator or bringing back the community-requested Drift mode. This is just the start of the journey, and we can’t wait to reveal more in the coming months.”
Grid Legends Release Date?
Grid Legends will be releasing in 2022, though there isn’t a release date just yet. The game is still in development with Codemasters and we’ll be seeing much more of the game as the marketing ramps up in the run-up to release.
Unlike the Dead Space remake, Grid Legends will be releasing on last-gen consoles as well as PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Grid Legends Trailer
About Grids Legends (via EA PR)
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A RACING LEGEND?
Welcome to GRID™ Legends: a high-stakes driving experience that combines thrilling unpredictable motorsport, incredible race variety, and an immersive driving story that puts you at the heart of the action.
AN EPIC MOTORSPORT STORY
Take the spotlight in an engrossing racing story, brought to life by a world-class cast including Ncuti Gatwa, in a ground-breaking extended reality production. Face fierce personalities, paddock politics, on-track drama, and the infamous Ravenwest Motorsport, as a fly-on-the-wall documentary captures every moment.
THRILLING RACING VARIETY
Race, upgrade and customise every one of GRID’s largest ever car roster, from classic tourers, to single-seaters, to big rigs. Compete on over 130 routes including real circuits like Brands Hatch and Indianapolis, historic GRID venues, and new locations, like London and Strada Alpina – and much more to be revealed.
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES, CONSTANT COMPETITION
Create the ultimate GRID event, from dream drift runs, to multi-class Eliminator races, to electric car events with boost gates. Mix up the conditions, time of day, and more, then take it online and challenge players to compete in your unique race, or browse the custom events of others.