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GRID demo tops one million downloads

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on 21 May 2008

Codemasters announced today that the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Games for Windows demo of Race Driver: GRID has exceeded one million downloads since its launch on May 8.

A press release distributed by the company reads:

“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 car† as the ultimate prize, it’s not too late to join the legions of players on the Jarama circuit and set a personal best in the demo’s Time Trial section.

To be placed amongst Europe’s finest and fastest racers, the time to beat currently stands at just over an incredible 73 seconds – 1:13.63†† – 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, click here.

Race Driver: GRID utilizes Codemasters own ‘Ego’ game engine, which was previously employed in Colin McRae: DiRT. The game will make use of an innovative instant replay system, allowing players to rewind the action by a few seconds and improve upon their performance accordingly.

In terms of multiplayer, the game will accommodate a total of 32 online race events featuring 80 circuits in all. Players will be able to compete against up to 12 racers online at any one time, and will be rewarded ranking points depending on how well you perform.

Race Driver: GRID is due out in Europe on May 30, with a US release following on June 3.