THE GRAND TOUR

Clark­son and co’s show gets an episodic tie-in

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Ama­zon Game Stu­dios has been test­ing the wa­ters of game devel­op­ment for a while now, but noth­ing seems to make as much sense as ty­ing into one of its hottest Ama­zon Prime prop­er­ties: The Grand Tour. And that’s what the stu­dio’s do­ing with its new game.

In case you were un­aware, The Grand Tour is the new home of the three rac­ing blokes pre­vi­ously known for Top Gear. Yes, it’s a car show, but Ama­zon has taken over pay­ing the tab for the large-scale silly an­tics and lad ban­ter be­tween hosts Clark­son, Ham­mond, and May, rather than li­cence pay­ers.

Head­ing into the third sea­son of the TV show, The Grand Tour Game has been an­nounced to tie di­rectly into the se­ries. Rac­ing games aren’t usu­ally episodic, but this one will have new en­tries re­leased weekly to go hand in hand with the show, as an ex­ten­sion rather than a spinoff. Whether this is for you de­pends on how ap­peal­ing you find “hours” of voice act­ing from the hosts. Nev­er­the­less cars, lo­ca­tions, and chal­lenges from all sea­sons makes for a lot of con­tent. Four-player split-screen brings the bants to life, and it even has silly kart-rac­ery power-ups like weaponised tea.

Now you can hear Jeremy Clark­son’s distinc­tive voice as you race on your PS4.

Ap­par­ently if you skid off the track in the game, Ham­mond poos him­self.

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