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Thu, Jul 09, 2009 | 13:19 BST
Open world racer FUEL’s getting a demo today, Codies said this morning.
The taster’s releasing for PC, PS3 and 360, so no one’s left out.
Included is a career event called Ocean Rush, and a challenge thing called Blitz.
Press release after the break.
Update: It’s up on both Live and PSN now.
Tue, May 26, 2009 | 09:35 BST
Weather changes in open-world Codemasters racer FUEL aren’t just cosmetic, producer Phil Wright’s assured VG247. They’re a “key player,” apparently.
“For must games [weather's] usually just for effect, but in FUEL we wanted to make a feature of it as well,” said the developer.
“Weather is a key player in the fictional backdrop of the game world, reinforcing the impression that there has been a shift in nature which has resulted in sudden and extreme changes in weather conditions.”
Don’t gawp at the tornados, though. Heaven knows what’ll happen.
“As well as offering a breathtaking spectacle to the player while racing or cruising around, we also use it to great effect in races, with driving rain, dust storms, snow and even tornados adding an extra dimension of challenge,” said Wright.
FUEL, the world’s largest ever console game ™, releases for 360 and PS3 early next month. A PC version’s to follow.
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 11:08 BST
Guinness World Records has recognised Codemasters racer FUEL as having the largest playable environment of any game.
The open-world racer packs 5,560 of US terrain. Apparently, this is the approximate area of Trinidad & Tobago, and larger than Hong Kong, Singapore, St Lucia and the Isle of Man put together. Fancy.
“We knew FUEL was going to be big,” said producer Phil Wright, “but to have this confirmed officially by Guinness World Records justifies our faith in this ground-breaking title.”
Press release after the break. It’s out on June 5.
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 10:53 BST
Codemasters has confirmed to VG247 that the 360 and PS3 versions of open-world racer FUEL have been delayed to June 5, a little slip of a week.
The PC version? It’s coming, we’re assured. There’s no solid date on it as yet, but it’s “to follow” in the very near future. We’re talking weeks.
Thu, May 21, 2009 | 10:32 BST
Codemasters racer FUEL may be the most open game ever created, according to producer Phil Wright.
“FUEL is arguably the most open-world game there is,” Wright told VG247.
“Apart from the artificial boundaries at the edges of the game world, the only impediments to going where you want are natural, be that water, a sheer rock-face, or using the wrong type of vehicle (for example, trying to drive a road car up a steep slope off-road).
“It takes a few hours to drive from one edge of the landscape to another, but it can be done.”
The title, shipping at the end of May, features a meld of American environments, the collation of which was a labour of love for developer Asobo.
“Asobo did a lot of research, using satellite image data of large areas of the more remote and wild parts of North America, including Mount Rainier, Crater Lake, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, to name a few,” Wright added.
“Some of the team also took a long road trip into Wyoming, travelling hundreds of miles through vast wilderness gathering video footage and photographs in an effort to capture the epic scale they wanted to put across in the game.
“The resulting world in FUEL is a conglomeration of the more spectacular natural scenery from all of this data, a sort of ‘best of’ the North American wilderness.”
FUEL hits 360 and PS3 on May 31. There’s a PC version as well, but we can’t find a date for it right now.
Tue, May 19, 2009 | 22:27 BST
Sat, May 09, 2009 | 22:13 BST
Mon, May 04, 2009 | 07:37 BST
On GameInfoWire. There’s not long to wait for the Codemasters racer now – it’s out for PC, 360 and PS3 at the end of May.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 | 21:12 BST
Wed, Apr 01, 2009 | 12:04 BST
A new movie of open-world racer FUEL released today, showing off the Codemasters game’s 70-strong vehicle line-up and the first footage of the title’s UI.
Watch it after the break.
It’s still looking very cool. There’s a huge variety of wheel-based paraphernalia in there, as well as day and night racing and loads of other stuff.
It’s out next month for PC, 360 and PS3.
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 | 13:33 GMT
The latest Fuel trailer shows some weather going on in the open-world racer. Hope you like lightning.
Hit the link for rain, wind and snow. The sort of stuff that shouldn’t out postmen off. But more XTREME.
Does look nice, like. It’s out in May for PC, PS3 and 360.
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 | 11:17 GMT
Codemasters put out a new FUEL trailer at a US press event yesterday, showing off show of the game’s American landmarks.
You get to drive around the Grand Canyon skywalk thing, which is great. The whole concept looks very cool, no doubt.
It’s out in May. After the break. Get the latest screens from CVG.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 11:09 GMT
After the break. As with every Codemasters racing game, FUEL’s graphics are knockout, and the variety and scope of the environments here looks significant.
The title features 5,000 square miles of terrain, apparently. You can believe it after seeing this.
It’s out in May – as you can see at the end of the video – for PC, PS3, 360.
Fri, Jan 16, 2009 | 12:49 GMT
Back in August, Codemasters promised us that new racer Fuel will have “no-boundaries playfield” covering over 5,000 square miles – an impressive claim.
Well today Codies has released seven new images so you can judge for yourself if Fuel is looking like living up to its own hype.
We certainly like the look of it so far.
After the break.
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 15:41 BST
On Eurogamer.fr. The game’s looking very drivey, what with cars and such. The Asobo Studios-developed title’s promising the largest environment ever created in multi-terrain race gaming.
Published by Codemasters for 360, PS3 and PC next year.
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 04:48 BST
Codemasters has announced FUEL, a new racing game for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 scheduled for release sometime in 2009.
In development at France-based Asobo Studios, FUEL is set in an “alternate present” where the earth has been decimated by the adverse effects of climate change. Petrol prices are sky-high so you must race to win, you guessed it, FUEL.
Codemasters promises “the largest environment ever created in race gaming” and a seamless “no-boundaries playfield” covering over 5,000 square miles.
Video over at Shacknews.
By Mike Bowden