GRID is back, and this time it could finally be the sequel fans have been waiting for. GRID Legends returns to the world of gaming in February 2022 and the package will be bigger than ever. But the first challenge with be communicating the game style to fans and proving its worth. A lot has changed in racing games over the years since 2008 but the fundamentals remain the same, fun handling, intense racing and a story that involves the player and takes them on their own driver journey.
GRID Legends is a huge game, reportedly featuring over 250 Career events, 130 routes on new and returning locations, 48 car classes, the return of Drift and Elimination, Race Creator, and more to be announced. Not forgetting the Story Mode (‘Driven to Glory’), starring award-winning actor Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) and written by Brad Kane (Ghost of Tsushima), this all sounds like major production in the making.
One of the big new additions will be crossplay multiplayer across Xbox, PlayStation and PC. Supported with a ‘hop-in’ feature which should make it seamless for players to jump into games with their friends and great racing on the fly. This will no doubt help online numbers and make for the best opportunity to build a long-term and stable online community.
For all of my initial thoughts and reactions along with a stack of gameplay, check out the video below.