Grid Legends revealed: Become a legend in a blockbuster racer

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Grid Legends revealed: Become a legend in a blockbuster racer

Motorsport thrills combine with an immersive story, coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2022.

Ready to get back behind the wheel? Revealed today during EA Play Live, welcome to Grid Legends, launching in 2022 on PS5 and PS4.

A thrilling and unpredictable driving experience from Codemasters and EA Games, Grid Legends combines thrilling motorsport action, incredible race variety, and an immersive story that puts the player at the heart of the action. Blending brand new features with a quarter-century legacy of fantastic racing experiences, today’s official reveal trailer kicks off a new chapter for a legendary racing series. 

So, before we really get stuck into that trailer, let’s take a cruise down memory 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 critical acclaim – though in truth, the roots of our racing series stretch back into the 1990s. TOCA Touring Car Championship in 1997 created a buzz with its impressive handling and gameplay, and at the beginning of the millennium, TOCA Race Driver took things to another level. A wide range of racing experiences and a gripping story, introducing us to Nathan and Ryan McKane, set the tone for four Grid games to date, expanding the car list, racing disciplines, locations, online action, and engrossing single-player options.

Whilst the series has taken plenty of different forms in the past 24 years, every title has remained true to three vital factors: Action-packed racing, incredible motorsport variety, and creating memorable racing stories on and off the track. Grid Legends delivers on these key features – and then some. Take a closer look at today’s trailer, and you’ll see what I mean…

Grid Legends revealed: Become a legend in a blockbuster racer

Trailer Breakdown

The Grid Legends story

A first for the franchise, Grid Legends’ story will be played out via innovative virtual production, blending a fantastic real-life cast, stunning set, and thrilling gameplay to bring you closer to the action than ever before. As the legendary Grid World Series returns for another year, you will be in the spotlight, as a fly-on-the-wall documentary captures every confrontation, all of the paddock politics, and every pivotal moment in the championship, as you challenge the infamous Ravenwest Motorsport, and the McKanes, for dominance on and off the track.

The whole team here is incredibly excited to introduce this new form of storytelling to Grid, brought to life by a world-class crew and cast, including the brilliant Ncuti Gatwa (Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’). Prepare to watch the drama unfold off the track, but also be ready to handle your business on it, as a unique racing story plays out – with you in the middle of it all. 

Racing variety

Whilst our story is what weaves this trailer together, there is so much more to unpack – including a first look at some of the cars you’ll get behind the wheel of come next year. Continuing the franchise’s legacy of racing variety, over 100 cars will feature in Grid Legends, stretching from single-seaters, to big rigs, to classic touring cars, and plenty more. Expect 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 Pro Concept. All cars will be upgradable as you progress through Grid Legends, too; more on that in the near future. 

That’s a taste of what you’ll be racing, but what about where you’ll be racing? The Grid series has always excelled in providing a diverse combination of real and unique fictional locations to compete at, and Grid Legends is no different. In fact, it’s even better. 

130 routes will await you on launch, including iconic real-life tracks like Indianapolis, returning Grid favourites such as San Francisco and Paris, and brand-new locations like Moscow and London, which you may’ve spotted in the trailer. From purpose-built tracks, to high-speed ovals, to tight and twisty streets, the racing challenges on offer in Grid Legends are broader than ever. 

Grid Legends Race Creator

The possible combinations of car, class, and circuit for a Grid Legends event are clearly vast – but the options don’t stop there. By popular demand, Drift events return, shown off in the trailer by the awesome Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Drift-Tuned getting seriously sideways. 

All this and more can be used in our race creator tool to create your dream racing event. Want to race single-seaters against big-rigs, in the snow, for 50 laps? How about putting multiple GT classes on the track for a rainy sprint around Brands Hatch? Go for it. We’re giving you the tools to create amazing races – and allowing you to take those events online and challenge the world. 

Grid Legends launches 2022

All this only scratches the surface of what Grid Legends will deliver next year. In the coming months, we’ll share more on the story and its characters, more cars, more locations, and more new features that make this the most customisable and social Grid experience ever. I’ll see you then. 

For now, I’m going to watch the reveal trailer for the 146th time… can you blame me?

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18 Comments

  • It’s EA now. So, nope, keep it.

  • I know right hey EA singleplayer games are alive and well they aren’t going anywhere keep putting loot boxes in ya games so people turn into gambling addicts activision and EA are the devils of the gaming industry

  • You better tell Playstation to unlock the storage expansion if you want us to buy your game. We have no space left.

  • I hope Grid Legends doesn’t lock 99 races behind a paywall like Grid 2019.

  • PS4 in 2022 lol? Who would be that silly to make decision like that on a big AAA release like that when most people have forgotten about PS4?
    Can you remember anyone that was complaining and asking for Bloodborne on PS3 a year and 5 months after PS4 launched??? Nope, you can certainly not name one person Sony.

    Oh and of course, EA, this is a game worth double avoiding then.

    • There was still “AAA” games releasing on the PS3 2 years after the PS4 came out (like MGSV).

      You have to remember that it’s probably not until 2024/5 that the numbers of PS5 users will get close to PS4. If publishers will generally always go for the bigger audience and bigger money.

  • “the most customisable and social Grid experience ever”

    So it has Split screen, right?

    • I would think it has a lot of customizable stuff to buy for extra cash (of course). The game costs “only” € 80, poor Loot Box Wilson has to live on something too, right? :)

  • Any plans for PSVR support? I don’t race on flat screen anymore.

  • or 2019 whenever it was ….

  • Pretty much all big companies have similar work practices (including Sony, especially Naughty Dog) because they’re all chasing maximum profits with minimal costs. Employee burnout and working conditions are fine as long as things are profitable for stockholders.

  • No I’m not talking about the money side of these companies the workplace Environment people go through just look at the activision frat boy culture situation absolutely disgusting this needs to stop it’s not just activision Ubisoft quantic dream etc are we just hiring creeps or what like seriously why does this keep happening

    • That kind of stuff happens in all big publishers. Kind of probably due to 2 common factors.

      1. Demographics. Due to high employee turnover and other factors, development places are generally full of almost exclusively younger men. Generally who have little or no exposure to anything but other immature younger men.

      2. No/zero employee value. The main focus is finishing the project, so as long as everyone hits targets they don’t care who leaves or what they get up to. Employees come and go constantly, are basically all easy to replace and they’ll be gone in a year or a month anyway. It’s surprisingly hard to fire someone for misconduct.

  • It’s not looking good for activision just keeps getting worse watch the employees walkout can’t wait with a smile on my face activision deserves everything that’s coming to them mass exodus activision can burn to the ground

  • Bacus

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