Codemasters Shows Off Its Fancy FUEL GPS
Written Thursday, April 23, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
Simply put, Codemasters were going to need a pretty nifty GPS for FUEL to even come close to working. I mean, how else would you be able to navigate freely around the 5,000 square mile landscape? Judging by the video and screens, it looks solid, but you can't help but think it'll ruin the whole immersion aspect. How will it work you ask? Well ...
"With a succession of flowing arrows, that guide gamers from checkpoint to chequered flag, FUEL’s elegant solution calculates routes dynamically and constantly updates according to vehicle position, in conjunction with a mini-map which pinpoints each racer’s location."
"However in FUEL the suggested route is not always the quickest. As players master their vehicles they can take on riskier – and potentially more rewarding – shortcuts, veering off the suggested line. The GPS system can also be turned off for the ultimate man and machine versus Mother Nature challenge."
Check out the GPS screens for FUEL in its gallery here.