Able to get again behind the wheel? Revealed right this moment throughout EA Play Reside, welcome to Grid Legends, launching in 2022 on PS5 and PS4.
An exhilarating and unpredictable driving expertise from Codemasters and EA Video games, Grid Legends combines thrilling motorsport motion, unimaginable race selection, and an immersive story that places the participant on the coronary heart of the motion. Mixing model new options with a quarter-century legacy of incredible racing experiences, right this moment’s official reveal trailer kicks off a brand new chapter for a legendary racing sequence.
So, earlier than we actually get caught into that trailer, let’s take a cruise down reminiscence lane…
Grid Legends: A racing legacy continues
The Grid franchise has been busy tearing up the circuits and streets since 2008, when Race Driver: Grid burst onto the scene to essential acclaim – although in fact, the roots of our racing sequence stretch again into the Nineteen Nineties. TOCA Touring Automobile Championship in 1997 created a buzz with its spectacular dealing with and gameplay, and firstly of the millennium, TOCA Race Driver took issues to a different degree. A variety of racing experiences and a gripping story, introducing us to Nathan and Ryan McKane, set the tone for 4 Grid video games thus far, increasing the automotive checklist, racing disciplines, places, on-line motion, and engrossing single-player choices.
While the sequence has taken loads of completely different varieties prior to now 24 years, each title has remained true to 3 very important components: Motion-packed racing, unimaginable motorsport selection, and creating memorable racing tales on and off the observe. Grid Legends delivers on these key options – after which some. Take a more in-depth have a look at right this moment’s trailer, and also you’ll see what I imply…
The Grid Legends story
A primary for the franchise, Grid Legends’ story will probably be performed out by way of revolutionary digital manufacturing, mixing a incredible real-life solid, beautiful set, and thrilling gameplay to carry you nearer to the motion than ever earlier than. Because the legendary Grid World Sequence returns for one more yr, you’ll be within the highlight, as a fly-on-the-wall documentary captures each confrontation, the entire paddock politics, and each pivotal second within the championship, as you problem the notorious Ravenwest Motorsport, and the McKanes, for dominance on and off the observe.
The entire crew right here is extremely excited to introduce this new type of storytelling to Grid, dropped at life by a world-class crew and solid, together with the sensible Ncuti Gatwa (Netflix’s ‘Intercourse Schooling’). Put together to look at the drama unfold off the observe, but additionally be able to deal with your online business on it, as a novel racing story performs out – with you in the midst of all of it.
While our story is what weaves this trailer collectively, there’s so far more to unpack – together with a primary have a look at a number of the automobiles you’ll get behind the wheel of come subsequent yr. Persevering with the franchise’s legacy of racing selection, over 100 automobiles will function in Grid Legends, stretching from single-seaters, to massive rigs, to basic touring automobiles, and many extra. Count on machines from an array of motorsport eras, exemplified in our trailer by the likes of the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA, Audi A4 Quattro BTCC, and Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Professional Idea. All automobiles will probably be upgradable as you progress by way of Grid Legends, too; extra on that within the close to future.
That’s a style of what you’ll be racing, however what about the place you’ll be racing? The Grid sequence has at all times excelled in offering a various mixture of actual and distinctive fictional places to compete at, and Grid Legends is not any completely different. In actual fact, it’s even higher.
130 routes will await you on launch, together with iconic real-life tracks like Indianapolis, returning Grid favourites resembling San Francisco and Paris, and brand-new places like Moscow and London, which you’ll’ve noticed within the trailer. From purpose-built tracks, to high-speed ovals, to tight and twisty streets, the racing challenges on supply in Grid Legends are broader than ever.
Grid Legends Race Creator
The doable mixtures of automotive, class, and circuit for a Grid Legends occasion are clearly huge – however the choices don’t cease there. By widespread demand, Drift occasions return, proven off within the trailer by the superior Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Drift-Tuned getting critically sideways.
All this and extra can be utilized in our race creator device to create your dream racing occasion. Wish to race single-seaters towards big-rigs, within the snow, for 50 laps? How about placing a number of GT lessons on the observe for a wet dash round Manufacturers Hatch? Go for it. We’re supplying you with the instruments to create superb races – and permitting you to take these occasions on-line and problem the world.
Grid Legends launches 2022
All this solely scratches the floor of what Grid Legends will ship subsequent yr. Within the coming months, we’ll share extra on the story and its characters, extra automobiles, extra places, and extra new options that make this essentially the most customisable and social Grid expertise ever. I’ll see you then.
For now, I’m going to look at the reveal trailer for the 146th time… are you able to blame me?