FUEL: The Seventy Vehicles

By Jim Rossignol on April 1st, 2009 at 11:27 am.


Open world racing game FUEL has us moderately excited. Not full-blown hype-arousal, but a mild kind of: “Hey look at that”. To find out why this is you should probably read our interview with Codemaster’s producer chap. If you’ve already been there and done that, you should click to the video below and raise a sceptical eyebrow at the claim of seventy vehicles being displayed therein.

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23 Comments »

  1. Joe says:

    Geez, terrible choice of music.

    Game still looks somewhat interesting though.

  2. Ian says:

    Still looking fun but I’m unsure about 70 vehicles.

    I expect some of them will be different in purely cosmetic ways.

  3. Smee says:

    Is it anything like Burnout: Paradise’s 70+ vehicles where half of them were just reskins?

    I really want the hovercraft.

  4. Hypocee says:

    70 vehicles isn’t actually that many – off the top of my head I could probably name 25 classes of vehicle I’ve seen in these trailers, and a few more I haven’t seen yet. I don’t expect many palette-swaps.

    The only worry I have left about this is the physicality of it. A couple of hands-on previews said it lacked handling ‘feel’, but that was on an alpha months ago and the cars seem to have very nice contingency in all the vids they’ve released of this.

  5. Zed says:

    They’ll have about 5 different variants of cars, trucks, bikes, quads etc, then they’ll just be customizable.
    It’s like Fallout 3′s supposed 240 endings or whatever stupid figure they gave out. One day a game will promise something impressive and actually deliver.

  6. Monchberter says:

    Please have the satisfying ‘chunkiness’ of feel as DIRT and GRID! And lose the appalling music PLEASE!

  7. pignoli says:

    Needs more ekranoplan.

  8. Down Rodeo says:

    Hah, the music sounds like something my sister would listen to. It does remind me of Burnout a little as well. Looks like good fun though! Good, clean, fast-paced fun.

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    Fede says:

    A pity no one seems interested in giving us as many vehicles as in Gran Turismo 2 :(

  10. Heliocentric says:

    Its a number on the fucking box, the hovercraft seems nice though.

    @monch you can always mute the music.

  11. NuZZ says:

    Eww. The music reminds me of Flatout on the PC (few months ago I think). That game kinda sucked.

  12. Schmung says:

    Looking forward to this. Didn’t expect as much variety in terrain and setting as the trailer showed. Very much on my watch list, but not sure what platform to get this on at the moment.

  13. muscrat says:

    reminds me of 1nsane crossed with MotorStorm crossed with Powerslide.

    I’m in.

    Horrible song for that video tho.

  14. nakke says:

    More pivot-based goodness from Codemasters, hooray.

  15. hydra9 says:

    I actually quite liked that song until the guy started singing.

    Anyway: Big trucks – YES!

  16. Marcin says:

    Fingers still crossed that this is TDU taken to the next level, and not something Burnout-esque.

  17. jsutcliffe says:

    So long as one out of the 70 is fun to drive/ride, I’m in. I don’t care about racing — I just want to drive all over creation.

  18. Sp4rkR4t says:

    Terrible, terrible music, worst trailer so far but still an awesome looking game. Me needs another racer since I completed burnout paradise.

  19. ysbreker says:

    “Fingers still crossed that this is TDU taken to the next level, and not something Burnout-esque.”

    Dear god yes! I’m up for a TDU sequel or something much like it!

  20. -Spooky- says:

    Burnout Paradise got over 75 vehicles [in diff. versions]. So, no problem for fuel.

  21. Starshot says:

    Looks a lot like MotorStorm, to be honest. Granted, MotorStorm had a much better soundtrack than this.

  22. The Fanciest of Pants says:

    Awesome. And hey! Supercharged Combi-van at 0:38! Sweet!

  23. ZIGS says:

    Looks great, I’m curious about this one

    BTW, did someone already mention how horrible the music was?