Posts Tagged ‘fuel’

FUEL: The Seventy Vehicles

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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Great Gusto: FUEL’s Weather Business

Our recent interview with Codemasters about their new racing game FUEL suggested that changing weather would be more than just a visual extra, it should also affect the racing. Of course the trailer (anterior to click) totally fails to convey that: it just looks pretty. Although I bet driving into that tornado probably isn’t going to help you win the race. Unless the finishing line is in Oz.

FUEL is, miraculously, still on course for a May release.
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Interview: Codies on FUEL

FUEL, the quasi-apocalyptic open world racer due later this year, is a labour of love for French developers Asobo. They’ve have been working on it for several years, while developing a series of other, lesser games. Helping them realise this vision is the racing game team at Codemasters, who already have DIRT and GRID, under their belts. We talked to racing game chap and Executive Producer David Brickley about garage helicopters, exploration-based racing, and the latest four-letter acronym.

RPS: There are open world racing games, and there’s… this. 5000km2? How the hell did you make so much terrain?
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FUEL: Landmarks, User Content Hints

More Codemasters material from their recent US press day: a second FUEL trailer. This one is significantly less impressive than the last one, although it shows a bit more detail of the racetrack areas within the 5000km2 terrain of the game world. it’s really hard to guess the quality of the game at this stage, and I’m somewhat sceptical. Nevertheless, the idea of a post-apocalyptic North America to race around in appeals to be on some very basic level, and the game is going to have to be deeply crap to put me off playing it. Eurogamer have a brief overview of the game here, and report that “players will also be able to create their own races on any part of the map, and share them online.” It sounds like the core races are going to be playable a standard event-by-event race too, if you want to skip the open worldiness of it.
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Okay, Yikes: FUEL Trailer

This rather puts Burnout Paradise’s sprawling cityscape into perspective. FUEL, Codemasters’ new open world racing game, features 5000km of open terrain. This new chunk of footage illustrates that to startling effect. We were already intrigued the massive space Codies were talking about, but this brings it home. Suddenly the idea that it really does have that much space in it seems real. Not only that, but it’s out in May. Oh my.

We’ll have an interview with the developers, Asobo Studio, very soon.

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FUEL: Pre-Apocalyptic Racing

I don’t think I’ve ever been excited about a racing game before. I’ve enjoyed plenty of ‘em, and sometimes very much so, but I’ve never thought “ooh, I’m really looking forward to driving around a slightly better-looking race track.”

Until now. FUEL is the next inexplicably capitalised inhabitant of Codemaster’s racing stable (with DIRT and GRID. I look forward to WHEEL, GEAR and QUITE FAST ACTUALLY). And it sounds awesome. Read the rest of this entry »