Codemasters and Electronic Arts have announced the release of Grid Legends, the fifth installment in the racing series that got its start with 2008's Race Driver: Grid. The 2022 edition has over 100 vehicles, ranging from traditional racing cars to big rigs, and includes gas-powered, electric, and hybrid vehicles. It includes cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, story and career modes, races on 130 worldwide routes, and -- to judge by the launch video -- lots and lots of crashes.
It looks nice, as racing games tend to do, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that a pretty launch trailer doesn't necessarily mean a good game, especially after the lukewarm reception that 2019's Grid received. However, response to the game from fans has been largely positive, and that's coming from some unlikely corners of the internet -- namely, the launch video's comments on YouTube and a Reddit thread about its launch:
- "If you were disappointed with grid 2019, you will NOT be disappointed with this game."
- "After a long time a racing game that exceeds all of my expectations."
- "the game itself is a huge improvement over 2019 that already was a good game imo, visually stunning, plays very fine, a lot of different modes and tracks."
If there are any complaints to be had, it's with the marketing and publicity for the game, which has been practically nonexistent; heck, we're only writing it up because we got a press release about it today. Apart from that, we didn't know it was launching either, and I don't think that's because of the glut of other releases in the month of February crowding it out. Also, Gran Turismo 7 launches next week, and that might also cut into its audience.
You can pick up Grid Legends for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. There's also a 10-hour free trial available for EA Play subscribers.
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