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PostThe Grand Tour Game: Episodic racing game from Amazon Game Studios – Xbox One | PS4
by SerialCeler » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:15 pm

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Trailer here:



Official announcement:

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are bringing high-jinks and hot laps to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in The Grand Tour Game, an episodic racing game based on the hit Prime Original series, The Grand Tour. Created by Amazon Game Studios, The Grand Tour Game transports players to exotic locations, where they'll drive the world's most interesting cars, and participate in the show's outrageous challenges. New episodes of The Grand Tour Game will be added weekly during Season 3 of the show, capturing cars, locations, and surprises from each week's episode. Visit www.playthegrandtourgame.com for more information.

The Grand Tour Game puts players behind the wheel of the cars from Season 3, and brings them to the iconic locations the hosts will visit this season, including The Grand Tour's signature Eboladrome test track. Featuring seamless transitions from clips of the show to gameplay, plus hours of original voice acting from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, The Grand Tour Game is infused with the show's trademark humour and banter.


No date as yet, but presumably 2019?

Hmm, not convinced I have to say, but it's early days. When I read the headline I hoped it would be one of the British racing studios rather than a relatively unproven developer.

AGS did hire Craig Sullivan, who worked on Burnout, Black and Need for Speed at Criterion, as creative director in 2017 so that's a cause for optimism at least.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour Game: Episodic racing game from Amazon Game Studios – Xbox One | PS4
by Peter Crisp » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:37 pm

I have a feeling this might be a bit rubbish purely because they've had a maximum of 3 years to work on it and that's if they started development as soon as the show was commissioned.
Surely the only way they could develop a new IP this fast would be to build it with an existing game engine to it'll all hang on which engine they chose.

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by KK » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:39 pm

The potential for this to be amazing is immense, but television licenses really don't have the best track record at being turned into good video games. I remember going through an extended spell of getting excited for all these different licenses (Rugrats! Celebrity Wrestling! Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! The Simpsons! BBC Robot Wars!) and they were always poor.

Graphically it looks decent, at least. And a weekly episodic racing game is certainly different.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:40 pm



Sounds like a classic.

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by Chestnut Snowleaves » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:45 pm

Amazing. :lol:

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by Trelliz » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:08 pm

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by Rudolphin » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:58 pm

This is going to be...awful.

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by Sleighamorph » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:21 pm

I'd much rather have a game based on the stupid challenges with doing up old shite rather than the millionth game where you drive a supercar fast.

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by Trelliz » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:23 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:This is going to be...awful.


Also what are the odds that it'll be uncomfortably expensive to boot, seeing as its basically marketing for a tv show?

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by Karl » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:58 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:This is going to be...awful.

And incredibly popular!

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by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:28 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I'd much rather have a game based on the stupid challenges with doing up old shite rather than the millionth game where you drive a supercar fast.


Obviously would never happen but it'd be a nice spin on a car based game if you had to have a go at most of the Top Gear challenges yourself, making your own amphibious car to cross the channel, buying an old British classic and taking part in some tests (money saved when buying the car can be used to improve reliability etc). Taking the transit van round the Nurburgring and see if you can crack the 10 minute mark would be a very addictive one. You could also buy cars to hot lap round the test track.

I doubt there'd be much of a market for something like this though but it would make a pleasant change.

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by BID0 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:50 pm

Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts and the Forza games have done that already pretty much

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by Floex » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:52 am

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by OrangeReindeer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:56 am

"Gameplay trailer"

ok sure

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PostRe: The Grand Tour Game: Episodic racing game from Amazon Game Studios – Xbox One | PS4
by Peter Crisp » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:57 am

They sure are spoiling us with those 2 seconds of gameplay footage.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour Game: Episodic racing game from Amazon Game Studios – Xbox One | PS4
by Gemini73 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:36 pm



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PostRe: The Grand Tour Game: Episodic racing game from Amazon Game Studios – Xbox One | PS4
by HailToTheKingBaby! » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:17 am

It's upf or preorder on amazon though. Looks to be download only for PS4 and Xbox One. £24.99 which is cheaper than I expected. Sounds like it includes the whacky challenges not just driving super cars etc..

I might give it a try for that price..

The Grand Tour Game - Standard Edition | PS4 Download Code - UK Account https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GDWP3BC/ ... bCbKPWPRYR

The Grand Tour Game | Xbox One - Download Code https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GDWHCLG/ ... bCbZM8Z1WD

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Ever wish you could get behind the wheel with Clarkson, Hammond, and May from The Grand Tour? Now it’s your turn! One moment you're watching the hosts attempt some questionable automotive antics… the next you're at the wheel yourself - same car, same location, same chance to make a massive mess of it.

The Grand Tour Game is an episodic racing game from Amazon Games based on the hit Prime Original series, The Grand Tour. Featuring seamless transitions from clips of the show to gameplay, plus original voice acting from the three hosts, The Grand Tour Game is infused with the show's trademark humour and irreverence.

New episodes of The Grand Tour Game will be released weekly during Season 3 of the show, capturing cars, challenges and iconic locations, including the show’s signature Eboladrome test track.

Now the fun doesn’t have to end when the show’s over—in fact, it’s just beginning.

Features & details
The incredible cars, exotic locations, and ridiculous challenges from the first episode of The Grand Tour Seasons 1 and 2, and all of Season 3

Play Clarkson, Hammond and May with each new episode of Season 3

Four-player split-screen multiplayer mode delivering over-the-top gadgets and constant replayability

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PostRe: The Grand Tour Game: Episodic racing game from Amazon Game Studios – Xbox One | PS4
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:23 am

HailToTheKingBaby! wrote:
The incredible cars, exotic locations, and ridiculous challenges from the first episode of The Grand Tour Seasons 1 and 2, and all of Season 3


Why only the first episode? ;)

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PostRe: The Grand Tour Game: Episodic racing game from Amazon Game Studios – Xbox One | PS4
by HailToTheKingBaby! » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:34 pm

Hmm hadn't spotted that but then if you're getting all of the new series weekly and then those two episodes to stay you off then should still be a decent chunk of content.

I imagine there's a fair chance other episodes from series one and two might be added after series 3 has finished as either free or paid dlc (let's be honest, probably paid dlc).

Be interesting to see if they add more if/when the forth series starts too or release a whole new game.

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