Codemasters’ Race Driver: GRID demo has reached over one million downloads today across all platforms put together since it’s launch on May 8, 2008. We don’t see why this is a surprise, as we are one of those one million who downloaded the demo, and we are still having a blast playing it. View the full press release at the jump.
RACE DRIVER: GRIDTM PLAYABLE DEMO ROARS PAST THE ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS MARK!It’s not too late to enter the race to win a BMW 3 Series for real â€“ the European Fastest Final Lap Challenge closes at midnight on May 23rd
Wednesday, 21st May â€“ Race gaming has never been so fierce or closely fought as CodemastersÂ® today announced that the Race Driver: GRIDâ„¢ playable demo has roared past the one million downloads mark across the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from MicrosoftÂ®, PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system and Games for WindowsÂ® formats since its launch on May 8th.
For Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system gamers, racing in the demo has become seriously competitive as the European Fastest Final Lap Challenge reaches its final few days. With a brand new BMW 3 Series carâ€ as the ultimate prize, itâ€™s not too late to join the legions of players on the Jarama circuit and set a personal best in the demoâ€™s Time Trial section.
To be placed amongst Europeâ€™s finest and fastest racers, the time to beat currently stands at just over an incredible 73 seconds â€“ 1:13.63â€ â€ â€“ with contenders from the U.K., France and Belgium currently amongst the top-ranked drivers. To view the latest and greatest lap times on the leaderboard, visit:
The Fastest Final Lap Challenge concludes on Friday 23rd May at midnight. The top five ranked players will be invited to the live European playoffs, to be held on Friday 30th May at the zavvi store, Oxford Street, London, and compete head-to-head to win the BMW 3 Series as part of Race Driver: GRIDâ€™s European launch day celebrations. Further details and full terms and conditions are available from the website.
The Race Driver: GRID demo is now available to download from Xbox LIVEÂ® Marketplace and PLAYSTATIONÂ®Network with the Games For WindowsÂ® demo available from http://community.racedrivergrid.com/. The Fastest Final Lap Challenge is exclusive to the console editions of the demo.
Taking players to dramatic and beautifully realised race locations over three continents to compete in an exhilarating variety of racing events, Race Driver: GRID is set to launch May 30th across Europe/PAL regions for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows with a Nintendo DSâ„¢ edition to follow.