Codemasters and EA today confirmed that GRID Legends will be released worldwide on February 25, 2022.
The action-packed racing game features the widest variety of game modes, including an expanded career mode with over 250 events, an epic story mode called ‘Driven to Glory’, the return of Drift and Elimination and the introduction of Electric Boost racing. Drivers of any skill level can jump directly behind the wheel of over 100 cars at launch and race around the world on classic tracks and iconic cities. In addition, all players can race within seconds with friends and rivals in cross-platform multiplayer, thanks to the special ‘hop-in’ feature. GRID Legends will be available on Xbox Series X|S as well as on Xbox One. With a pre-order of the Deluxe or Standard edition, players will receive the exclusive Seneca & Ravenwest Double-Pack content.
GRID Legends features the most gameplay of any GRID title to date, including the return of the much-requested Drift mode and the popular Elimination mode, where drivers drop one by one until only one driver remains. The new Race Creator mode lets players host multi-class matchups and create unique racing moments where different types of cars race against each other. This experience can be further personalized by changing weather conditions or the time of day, among other things, or by adding ramps and boost gates for extra speed. So no race is the same.
Driven to Glory is a motorsport story that throws players in the deep end as teams compete for the GRID World Series. Driven to Glory comes to life using real actors instead of motion capture and is made using virtual production technology, combining movie scenes with racing challenges, starring award-winning actor Ncuti Gatwa. After the conclusion of the story, the progress of the players is carried over into the career mode, making new series and events available.
GRID Legends features an improved multiplayer system that focuses on racing and playing together with friends. In addition to supporting cross-platform gameplay, players are also automatically notified when friends are online and gives players the option to race at the touch of a button. Players no longer have to wait for requests from friends and lobbies, but they can simply select a race and the action starts in no time.
With the release date now known, the studio is hard at work tweaking the last few things in our biggest GRID game yet. GRID Legends is an accessible and action-packed racing game that focuses on variety and choice through an expanded career mode, a new and innovative story mode, and a Race Creator that gives players the chance to make their dream matchups through expanded possibilities. And our new hop-in gameplay allows friends to play together right away, spending more time on the racetrack and less time in lobbies.
says Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters.
Players who pre-order GRID Legends will receive the Seneca & Ravenwest Double Pack. On launch day, players with this content will receive four additional cars for career mode events: the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Porsche 962C, Ginetta G55 GT4 and the Koenigsegg Jesko. The content pack also includes exclusive Ravenwest career events and exclusive Seneca and Ravenwest team icons, liveries and banners, allowing players to fully customize their cars and show them off online.