Minor Release Date Slip for FUEL ... But It Breaks a World Record
Written Friday, May 22, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
Codemasters today told VG247 that FUEL is suffering an unfortunate release date slip ... of a week. Instead, those wishing to get their off-road fix will have to wait till June 5th in Europe. No word whether that week delay applies worldwide, but we'd be surprised if it didn't.
In other, slightly more jolly news, FUEL was crowned by the Guiness World Records this week as officially having the "largest playable area in a console game" for its "5,560 square miles (14,400 km²)" playing surface.
"We knew FUEL was going to be big,” said Phil Wright, Producer, Codemasters, “but to have this confirmed officially by Guinness World Records justifies our faith in this ground-breaking title. No other game comes close to offering the variety of environments, the range of vehicles or the sheer size of FUEL. It’s one of the most innovative racers ever, and we’re thrilled it’s been recognised as the biggest console game of all time."
To celebrate this momentus occasion, Codemasters today released a tech demo where a couple of the designers from Asobo discuss the vast world they've created.