Ready to drive again? Unveiled today during EA Play Live, welcome to Grid Legends, which will launch in 2022 on PS5 and PS4.
An addictive and unpredictable driving experience from Codemasters and EA Games, Grid Legends combines thrilling motorsport action, an incredible variety of races, and an immersive storyline that puts the player at the center of the action. Combining all-new features with a quarter-century legacy of fantastic racing, today’s official trailer opens a new chapter in the legendary racing series.
So, before we get really stuck in this trailer, let’s take a cruise down memory lane …
Grid Legends: Racing Legacy Continues
The Grid franchise has been busy destroying tracks and streets since 2008, when Race Driver: Grid burst onto the scene and drew critical acclaim – even though our racing series roots actually go back to the 1990s. The 1997 TOCA Touring Car Championship caused a stir with its impressive handling and gameplay, and at the turn of the millennium, the TOCA Race Driver took everything to the next level. The wide range of races and the gripping story that introduces us to Nathan and Ryan McCain sets the tone for the four Grid games to date, expanding the roster of vehicles, racing disciplines, locations, online action and fun singles.
While the series has taken on many different forms over the past 24 years, each name has remained true to three vital factors: dynamic racing, an incredible variety of motorsport, and the creation of unforgettable racing stories on and off the track. Grid Legends provides these key features as well as a few others. Take a closer look at today’s trailer and you’ll see what I mean …
History of Grid Legends
The story of Grid Legends, for the first time in the franchise, will be played out through innovative virtual production that combines fantastic real-life cast, stunning setting and immersive gameplay to bring you closer to the action than ever before. As the legendary Grid World Series returns for another year, you’ll be in the spotlight as a documentary on every confrontation, all paddock politics and every pivotal moment in the championship as you challenge the infamous Ravenwest Motorsport and McKanes for track dominance and beyond.
The entire team is incredibly excited to present to Grid this new form of storytelling brought to life by a team and world-class actors, including the brilliant Nkuti Gatwa (Netflix’s Sex Education). Get ready to watch the drama unfold off the track, but get ready to mind your own business as a unique racing story unfolds – with you at the center of it all.
While our story is what this trailer has in common, there is So much more to unpack, including a first look at some of the cars that you will drive next year. Continuing the franchise’s tradition of racing diversity, Grid Legends will feature over 100 vehicles, from single seaters to large trucks, classic touring cars and more. Expect cars from the many eras of motorsport, exemplified in our trailer by models such as the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA, Audi A4 Quattro BTCC and Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Concept. All cars can be upgraded as you progress through Grid Legends; more on this in the near future.
It’s a taste of what you’ll be chasing, but what about where are you going to race? The Grid series has always had a variety of combinations of real and unique fictional locations to compete in, and Grid Legends is no exception. In fact, this is even better.
130 routes await you at launch, including legendary real-life tracks like Indianapolis, recurring Grid favorites like San Francisco and Paris, and brand new locations like Moscow and London that you may have spotted in trailer. From purpose built tracks to high-speed ovals and narrow, winding streets, the racing challenges offered in Grid Legends are wider than ever.
Grid Legends Race Creator
The possible car, class and track combinations for the Grid Legends event are clearly vast, but the options don’t end there. By popular demand, Drift events return, showcased in a trailer for the stunning Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Drift-Tuned, which seriously deviates to the side.
All this and more can be used in our racing tool to create your dream racing event. Do you want to drive 50 laps in single cars in the snow against big trucks? How about putting multiple GT classes on the track for a rainy sprint around Brands Hatch? Take action. We give you the tools to create awesome races – and let you take part in these events online and challenge the world.
Grid Legends Launches 2022
All of this is just a small part of what Grid Legends will unveil next year. In the coming months, we’ll be sharing more about the story and its characters, vehicles, locations and new features that will make this game the most customizable and social media game ever. I’ll see you then.
Until then, I’m going to watch the unveiling trailer for the 146.th time … can you blame me?