(Pocket-lint) – The BBC has launched an online spin-off show of Top Gear. It’s still about cars (basically) but uses games instead of real vehicles.
Called Top Gear Gaming, it’s produced in a square format – best for social viewing – and is edited by Julia Hardy and games reporter Mike Channell.
A few elements of the main Top Gear were adapted for the 15-minute episodic show, including Star in a Reasonably Still Car, which uses Forza Motorsport to recreate racing around the Top Gear track.
The first episode is available on Facebook now (and below), with RKG influencer Gav Murphy as the first guest.
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The debut also includes a ride in a black cab around London in Watch Dogs: Legion.
It is not yet known how many episodes there will be in the series, or if it is a weekly show.
It’s also unclear when the main Top Gear will return to BBC One. However, a special episode was screened in April following the sad passing of former co-host and racing driver Sabine Schmitz. I featured the feedback from several other past hosts including Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Matt Le Blanc and Rory Reid.
You can catch him on BBC iPlayer here.
Written by Rik Henderson. Originally published on .