Amazon Game Studios have dropped a new trailer for their upcoming video game The Grand Tour Game, which will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.
The new trailer, voiced by The Grand Tour’s very own James May, shows off the game’s new ‘seamless transitions’ – which promise to take the viewer (or player) from watching a segment of the show straight into playing a virtual version of it.
“You can go straight from watching the show to being in it, seamlessly,” May says. “One second you’re watching us messing about in cars, and the next you’re in the middle of it. Doing our jobs. Wearing our trousers.”
“The first time you transition from watching an episode to racing the episode is like being dropped straight into a cockpit of a supercar you haven’t driven yet,” May added. “It’ll certainly put a lump in your throat.”
In the clip, May also suggested that his accident-prone co-host Richard Hammond should film his segments within the game instead of real life, just to keep him safe.
Some fans of The Grand Tour expressed their doubts about the game when it was first announced, but even they’ll have to admit that it’s certainly looking a lot better in the latest trailer above. However, those who are after an ultra-realistic driving experience will probably need to lower their expectations, as we are expecting The Grand Tour Game to be a completely arcade-like driving experience with a heavy focus on fun. This makes complete sense when you think about it, seeing as the show is mostly about messing about in expensive machinery anyway.
Rather fittingly, a four-player split-screen mode will be included in the game – allowing players to race head-to-head and hurl their best insults at each other in-person. Cheeky power-ups will be available, such as ‘High Tea’, which spills tire-shredding cups and saucers, and ‘More Horsepowers’ which will allow you to blow past the competition.
“The Grand Tour is about powerful cars and ridiculous stunts, but it’s also about camaraderie,” said Craig Sullivan, Creative Director at Amazon Game Studios. “We’re committed to authentically capturing the spirit of the show: cars, banter with friends, and (mostly) friendly competition.”
Expect to see The Grand Tour Game alongside The Grand Tour Series 3 when it launches later this year. You can learn more about the game here.