The Drivers In The New Grid Game Absolutely Hate Each Other
Narratives and racing games historically haven’t mixed too well, though that’s slowly changing. You can thank Netflix for that. F1 2021's Braking Point story mode pulls more than a few plot beats from Drive To Survive, but it’s still ultimately a squeaky-clean Formula 1 tale. The team at Codemasters’ Southam studio has an even more dramatic racing story in the making, and it’s called Grid Legends.
Grid Legends was revealed during Thursday’s EA Play livestream, and is scheduled to release sometime in 2022 for last- and new-gen hardware, as well as PC. It’ll be the first new Grid since 2019's franchise reboot, a game that somewhat recaptured the series’ visceral yet not-too-realistic brand of motorsport action, but ultimately fell a little thin on content and ambition.
The trailer shown for Grid Legends certainly isn’t lacking in the latter respect. Whether you believe narrative belongs in the racing or sports genres at large, Codemasters has clearly invested in producing this story. Ncuti Gatwa, known for playing Eric in Sex Education, stars as one of the many drivers vying to win the …
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