Grid Legends release date announced, bringing an all-new story mode
Gate Captions, the next entry in Codemasters’ touring car racing series, launches February 25 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. A press release released on Friday promised a deeper career and a story mode, “Driven to Glory,” putting the player in the middle of a racing drama shot on a mixed reality set.
Led to fame star Ncuti Gatwa (Netflix’s Sex education) among a set of rivals competing in a fictional grand touring series. Once the story is complete, player progression continues in Career Mode, with more events to participate in and a Series Championship as a goal.
Friday’s statement also highlighted Grid captions‘Multiplayer features. In addition to cross-platform (and multigeneration) play, users will be alerted when friends are online and can participate in an event “with three quick clicks of a button,” Codemasters said. “No more need to wait for friend requests and lobbies; select a race, and the action begins almost simultaneously.
First announced at E3 2021, Grid captions has over 100 vehicles in its fleet – from racing semi-trailers to open-wheel single-seaters and all-new electric racers, all of which can race against each other in the same event. An Electric Boost event is available for these vehicles; other events include the return of the Drift and Elimination events. A robust race creator will allow users to set up their own events with the conditions, benefits and limitations they prefer.
The most recent game in the series was from 2019 Gate, somewhat lost in the reshuffle of a year in which Codemasters also shipped F1 2019 and Land Rally 2.0. Despite a mixed critical and commercial reception, Gate won Gamescom honors for best racing game, as well as nominations in two other award series.