Today Electronic Arts and Codemasters revealed the release date of its upcoming story-driven racing game Grid Legends.
The game, which was originally revealed in the summer, will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC (both on Steam and Origin), on Feb. 25, 2022.
We also get to see the first gameplay video including an introduction from the developers, which you can enjoy below alongside more details and new screenshots at the bottom of the post.
“The all-action racer will feature the biggest variety of game modes, including a deeper Career with over 250 events, an epic story mode entitled ‘Driven to Glory’, the return of Drift and Elimination, and the introduction of Electric Boost racing. Drivers of all levels can immediately jump behind the wheel of over 100 vehicles at launch, race around the world from classic tracks to iconic city locations, and connect with friends and rivals in seconds with cross-platform multiplayer thanks to the hop-in feature. GRID Legends will be available on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation®5, alongside PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin and Steam). Pre-order either the Deluxe or Standard edition and receive exclusive Seneca & Ravenwest Double-Pack content*.
GRID Legends features more gameplay choices than any previous GRID title, including the return of community-requested Drift mode and fan favorite, Elimination which puts all the pressure on the back-markers, with drivers dropping out periodically until only one remains. The new Race Creator lets players host their dream multi-class matchups, pitting different vehicle types together to create unique racing moments in every race. The experience can be personalized further by changing the weather conditions, time of day, or adding ramps and boost gates, so no race is ever the same.
‘Driven to Glory’ is a gritty motorsport story that throws players in at the deep end as teams battle for the GRID World Series. Created using virtual production technology and featuring award-winning actor Ncuti Gatwa, Driven to Glory comes to life using real actors instead of motion-capture, blending movie sequences with racing challenges. After the story’s finale, progress carries into career progression, opening up a new series of events to complete.
GRID Legends boasts an improved multiplayer system that puts racing and connecting with friends at the heart of the experience. Not only does it support cross-platform gameplay, but it also updates players as to when their mates are online and allows them to start racing in three quick button presses. No more waiting for friend requests and lobbies; select a race, and the action begins almost simultaneously.”
We also get a comment from Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters.
“With the release date set, the studio is putting the final polish to our deepest GRID game ever. GRID Legends is an all-action accessible racer focused on variety and choice; deep career, a new innovative story mode and a Race Creator that allows players to create dream racing match-ups with deep personalisation. And our new hop-in gameplay enables friends to connect in seconds and spend more time on the track and less time in lobbies.”
You can check out a bunch of screenshots of Grid Legends below.