In a act of Amazonception, Amazon Game Studios is turning Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour into a video game. Amazon.
But it’s not your average racing game. It will run concurrently with season 3 of The Grand Tour, with new episodes dropping weekly with the show.
Integration will be further pushed with voice overs from hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James Mays and Richard Hammond, as well as transitional footage from the show.
This concept is fascinating to me. I lose patience with the huge gaps between episodic game episodes, so I love the idea of getting fresh content weekly. It will interesting to see how it actually plays out in practice.
Available on Xbox One and Playstation 4 (sorry PC gamers), the game will allow four player split screen support and, like the shown itself, promises amazing cars, locations and crazy challenges.
To stay on brand, I would hope that you can mess with the cars of your competitors and attach a toilet seat to the side of your rig, but I somehow doubt those will be features.
But there will apparently be a level of cheek that fans of The Grand Tour and Top Gear will be accustomed to. There will be power ups such as ‘High Tea’ which spills cups and saucers on the road, tearing up the tyres of your competitors, as well as ‘More Horsepower’ mode to help speed you up.
At this point it sounds like Forza Horizon meets British Mario Kart, and I am extremely here for it.
And before anyone makes any crashing jokes in regards to Hammond, Clarkson already beat you to it.
“It’s a video game featuring me, the crashy one, and the slow one. That’s all you need to know. If you’ve always wanted to come on the road with us, this is as close as you’ll ever get. Unless you kidnap James and steal his face,” said Clarkson.
The other hosts have also displayed their signature sense of humour in regards to the announcement.
James May said: “If you’ve ever wanted to do my job, now you can. Obviously not literally, it’s just a game, so please don’t go through the drawers of my desk,” said James May.
“I live in the deep countryside, so frankly I’m impressed by anything that runs on electricity. But I have to admit this game is particularly brilliant, especially the four-player splitscreen,” said Richard Hammond.
You can watch a brief trailer for game below.
And if you’re itching to relive some of the best Clarkson, Mays and Hammond moments, you can watch reruns of Top Gear over on Stan.