GRID Legends is coming to PC and consoles next year!
It'll include over 100 cars from multiple different racing disciplines, including the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Concept!
Codemasters are looking to be very busy after becoming part of Electronic Arts! F1 2021 and DiRT 5 have already been released this year and in 2022 the next installment of the GRID franchise will be coming to us as well! It follows on from the 2019 reboot of the GRID franchise, which won the award for Best Racing Game at Gamescom.
Titled GRID Legends, the new game will be available on both PC and consoles and is intended to provide a more arcadey feel to emphasise the drama of motorsport. A central feature of GRID Legends will be an all-new story mode centering on the GRID World Series; it claims to put players in "a fly-on-the-wall documentary that captures every moment on and off the track." To achieve this, Codemasters have created a series of cutscenes that used "virtual production" methods to blend real actors with digital sets. Award-winning British actor Ncuti Gatwa will play the lead role in this new story mode and, from what I can gather from the game's trailer, it looks like there'll be some very colourful characters and intense moments as the story progresses!
Perhaps one of GRID Legends' biggest strengths though will be its massive car choice. Over 100 cars will be available in the game across multiple disciplines, ranging from touring cars to big rigs to stadium super trucks and, if the trailer is anything to go by, some cars that look quite a bit like the ones you'd see in Formula E! The big star of the game where the cars are concerned though will be the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Concept. Whilst it's not the awesome production version of the car that was unveiled last month, it'll still be the first time the Valkyrie has appeared in a video game and that's still very cool!
You'll be able to race this huge collection of different cars on 130 different tracks, with locations including Moscow, London, San Francisco and Paris. Judging from the trailer there seems to be a heavy emphasis on street circuits, which should produce the maximum amount of racing drama that the series is leaning towards. It looks like it won't all be traditional circuit racing either, as Codemasters has brought drifting back to the GRID franchise as well! That's something you definitely catch snippets of in the trailer and it looks like it could be one of the most fun elements of the entire game.
"GRID Legends combines everything our players love and adds more exhilarating race features, including our new epic story mode," said Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters. "We're giving players more variety and choice, whether that's creating their ultimate races using our race creator or bringing back the community-requested Drift mode. This is just the start of the journey, and we can't wait to reveal more in the coming months."