Forza 5, GRID 2 devs have fun over BAFTA award mix-up

Question: When is an April Fool's prank not an April Fool's prank? Answer: When the prank happens three days late and isn't intentional. In other words, when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), which is responsible for the BAFTA Awards, accidentally sends a nomination slip intended for Turn 10, developers of Forza Motorsport 5, to Codemasters, developers of the GRID and F1 series.


Codemasters took the mix-up in stride, tweeting at Turn 10 to let them know where their paper was, followed by playfully ransoming it off. Turn 10 noted that April 7 is National Beer Day in the US, and asked if a pint would cover the cost. Codemasters pointed out that they've already got quite the nice pub, and that's when things started to get a little ... silly. Read on for images and more tweets from the playful exchange.

Shortly after turning down Turn 10's offer of a pint, Codemasters "spoiled" Forza 5's upcoming plane-based DLC.

Turn 10 wondered if Codemasters employed a certain extraterrestrial hunter with a nosebleed.

Codemasters told Turn 10 not to worry, because the GRID 2 developer has the slip stored in a "safe place."

For what it's worth, BAFTA has apologized to Codemasters for the incident. Maybe BAFTA will issue a new award for "Most Sportsmanlike Conduct When That Was Totally Our Bad."

[Image: Turn 10]