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GRID Demo Surpasses One Million Downloads

It’s Not Too Late to Enter the Race for the eBay Motors Ford Mustang GT-R GRID eBay Motors Challenge Closes at Midnight May 25.

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 21st, 2008 -  Race gaming has never been so fierce or closely fought as Codemasters® today announced that the GRIDTM playable demo has roared past the one million downloads mark across the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® 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 eBay Motors Challenge reaches its final few days. With the eBay Motors-branded Ford Mustang GT-R as the ultimate prize, it’s not too late to join the legions of players on the San Francisco eBay Motors Muscle Cup track and set a personal best in the demo’s Time Trial section.

To be placed amongst America’s finest and fastest racers, the time to beat in this U.S. exclusive challenge currently stands at just over an awesome 99 seconds* - 1:39.45. To view the latest and greatest lap times on the leaderboard, visit

The eBay Motors Challenge will conclude on Sunday May 25th at midnight. The top five fastest players will be invited to attend the exclusive U.S. launch event for GRID on June 4th in San Francisco and compete in one final racing challenge to win the Mustang GT-R.  Further details and full terms and conditions are available from the website.

“In designing GRID, we focused on delivering the true thrill of the race experience. Since the demo launched it’s been hugely rewarding to hear the fantastic reaction from gamers and see them getting seriously competitive in the eBay Motors Challenge,” said Clive Moody, GRID’s Senior Producer. “We’re staggered with the lap time’s being set - the top five racers have now bettered any time than anyone in the studio has achieved!”

Delivering intense competition right from the start, the GRID demo is now available to download from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and PLAYSTATION®Network with the Games For Windows® demo available from The eBay Motors Challenge is exclusive to the console editions of the demo.

GRID, scheduled to ship to U.S. retail outlets on June 3, takes players to dramatic and beautifully realized race locations over three continents to compete in an exhilarating variety of racing events.  Packed with the most powerful race cars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players compete to conquer the most prestigious official racetracks and championships, and in urban street races.  GRID will be available for the Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows with a Nintendo DS® edition to follow and is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB.  To register for driver briefings and get a place on the grid, be sure to visit

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Date: May 21, 2008

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