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Grid Legends promises to blend high-speed racing with behind-the-scenes drama

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Grid Legends is a new racing game from Codemasters unveiled today at EA Play that promises to blend "thrilling motorsport action" with a documentary-style story that puts players in the midst of a dramatic battle for the Grid World Championship.

"Grid Legends combines everything our players love and adds more exhilarating race features, including our new epic story mode," Grid game director Chris Smith said. "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."

The new game features racing on both tracks and streets, and more than 100 vehicles from muscle cars to open wheeled machines and even big trucks. But an equal focus has been put on the behind-the-scenes tale of big personalities competing for the prize, which will feature a cast including award-winning actor Ncuti Gatwa, known for his portrayal of Eric Effiong in the Netflix series Sex Education (opens in new tab).

Grid Legends is expected to be out sometime in 2022. The official site's at ea.com (opens in new tab).

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.