Grid Legends
Developer(s)Codemasters
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
SeriesGrid
EngineEgo
Platform(s)
Release
  • WW: 2022
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Grid Legends (stylised as GRID Legends) is an upcoming racing video game developed by Codemasters and published by Electronic Arts. It is the fifth installment in the Grid franchise. The game is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in 2022.

Gameplay

Grid Legends will offer more than 130 tracks to race on, ranging from real-life circuits like Brands Hatch and Indianapolis Motor Speedway to street circuits in various cities such as San Francisco, Paris, London, and Moscow.[1] The game will also feature more than 100 vehicles, including touring cars, semi-trailer truck, open-wheel car, stadium trucks, drift cars, or even electric vehicles to compete in arena ovals, on street circuits and off-road racing.[2] The same virtual set tech used in the American Space Western television series The Mandalorian is also harnessed the same.[3]

Inspired by Netflix's documentary series Formula 1: Drive to Survive, the game will introduce a story mode.[4] Codemasters had previously opted to do so in F1 2021, named Braking Point.[5] In Grid Legends, however, the mode is confirmed to be much more narrative-focused, with a number of professional actors, including Ncuti Gatwa, who is known for the British television drama Sex Education, are expected to voice different characters in the game.[6] This means for the first time in the series, Nathan McKane, who has been a staple driver throughout the series, will be seen and heard.[7]

Development and release

Grid Legends was announced at EA Play Live 2021.[8] It is the fifth video game of the Grid series developed by Codemasters and the first installment published by Electronic Arts.[9] In addition to be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, the game is also set to come to the ninth generation of video game consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S for the first time in the franchise.[10] The game is targeted for a 2022 global release.[11]

References

  1. ^ Harrison-Lord, Thomas (26 July 2021). "GRID Legends new story-driven racing game by Codemasters". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  2. ^ Good, Owen (22 July 2021). "Grid Legends coming 2022 with cars, trucks, and a 'classic underdog tale'". Polygon. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  3. ^ Holt, Kris (22 July 2021). "The next 'Grid' game uses the same virtual set tech as 'The Mandalorian'". Engadget. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  4. ^ Smith, Fred (22 July 2021). "Grid Legends Is EA's New Docuseries-Inspired Racing Game". roadandtrack.com. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  5. ^ Quinn, Nathan (7 August 2021). "GRID's new story mode will make or break the game". the-race.com. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  6. ^ Lu, Garry (23 July 2021). "'GRID Legends' Is A Driving Game Backed By An Actual Story". bosshunting.com.au. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  7. ^ Groves, Chris (22 July 2021). "Grid Legends Launching 2022: Revealing New Story Mode and Features". Xbox. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  8. ^ Purslow, Matt (24 July 2021). "Grid Legends Announced at EA Play Live 2021". IGN. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  9. ^ Harrison-Lord, Thomas (23 July 2021). "GRID Legends is a new story-driven racing game by Codemasters". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  10. ^ Gerblick, Jordan (22 July 2021). "Grid Legends set to launch in 2022". GamesRadar+. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  11. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (22 July 2021). "Codemasters announces Grid Legends, due out 2022". Eurogamer. Retrieved 8 August 2021.