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Minor Release Date Slip for FUEL ... But It Breaks a World Record
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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.




 
 

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Comment #1 by Astrex
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:17:32 AM
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I hope we get a demo soon


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Comment #2 by UsR Jimbob
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:18:03 AM
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was hoping to get this before sacred 2 but i will have to get both same time now


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Comment #3 by seanrock101
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:18:59 AM
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I thought you were goona say "the only game to be slightly delayed


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Comment #4 by spilner100
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:21:01 AM
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dam this is coming out a week before burnout pardaise island and i want that more


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Comment #5 by b3nnyth3gr33k
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:21:38 AM
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oH man i was going to trade some games in to get it


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Comment #6 by Nozza XBA
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:27:23 AM
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NOOO not a week. Pah 7 days is nothing at least it aint 8 days then ill be mad!!


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Comment #7 by noddegamra
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:32:03 AM
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looks awesome


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Comment #8 by Octobox
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:33:38 AM
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"worlds longest delay" thank god its only a week. im so stoked for this game!


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Comment #9 by s.butler1
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:33:40 AM
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all well and good having a massive playable area but if there's loads of dead space it's hardly an achievement, will have to wait and see


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Comment #10 by AngrySalad
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:39:30 AM
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talk about ridiculous marketing ploys. Guiness Book of World Records indeed!


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Comment #11 by Grouchu
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:43:54 AM
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Um... Congrats?


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Comment #12 by Nintense TJUK
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 10:51:27 AM
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fuck, now its fuel and ref faction released the same day? that kinda sucks


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Comment #13 by smacd
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:00:02 AM
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Largest playing surface? Bull. The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall, had 62,394 square miles of playable surface (larger than the total area of England). Granted, most of it was randomly generated, but that doesn't change the fact that Fuel doesn't surpass that.


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Comment #14 by Sulkybarbecue
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:14:41 AM
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ehhh


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Comment #15 by skel3t0n
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:22:35 AM
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They have actually delayed the game again Webb, it's now the 12th of June for the UK.


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Comment #16 by Nicespliff
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:34:31 AM
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Ahh man, it's taking to long to get released. :(


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Comment #17 by frero
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:35:01 AM
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@ 13

that's why it says console game in the description :)


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Comment #18 by HIFOSTAR
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:35:52 AM
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Hope this game is good or else it's just a large area of crap.


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Comment #19 by smacd
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:41:32 AM
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@16 meh. details.

so the consoles still can't out perform a computer game from 1996? Nice.


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Comment #20 by smacd
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:42:27 AM
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the numbers changing is annoying. my comment was to frero who is now #17, not #16


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Comment #21 by Anglomaniac
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 11:48:47 AM
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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 kmĀ²)" playing surface.

Damn man it sounds great and all, but why cant they have this sort of playable area in an RPG??? Like Fallout or personally for me Elder Scrolls!! it would be immense and a beautiful spectacle of a gaming world! Pleaseeeeee! lol.


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Comment #22 by RAID186
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 12:25:37 PM
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@2 sacred 2 is already out.


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Comment #23 by Lemon Of Life
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 12:43:10 PM
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@13, it's record is consoles only.


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Comment #24 by Traytonb
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:02:39 PM
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lag anyone


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Comment #25 by Jx NiiTRO
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:05:49 PM
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@23, not in the UK its not :(


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Comment #26 by Jx NiiTRO
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:15:25 PM
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@22 now grrrr ^^


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Comment #27 by Barad
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:25:49 PM
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damn!


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Comment #28 by pX I Atticus
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:31:15 PM
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7 YEARS!!!! OMG!!!!


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Comment #29 by secretkaos187
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:33:19 PM
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awesome!


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Comment #30 by blitz7287
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:36:35 PM
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aww i want this game now :( any ideas what the us release date is now.


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Comment #31 by DeviousD
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:46:43 PM
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Bloody foreigners great looking game though.


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Comment #32 by guitarlord
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 03:22:53 PM
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well, i think this is gonna be a must get for me :P


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Comment #33 by shaitanpt
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 06:04:21 PM
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i wonder if this will be story-driven... i sure hope so!

*hummm... Mad Max, the Game*


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Comment #34 by Zmoke
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 08:04:09 PM
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Interesting, I'll download the demo when/if available.

Ps. In the end of the video there were three box arts and if you watch precisely you'll notice the PC game is "Games for Windows" and has that "LIVE" tag in it.

That said, FUEL will have PC achievements as well.


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Comment #35 by N3XXIS
Saturday, May 23, 2009 @ 11:17:41 AM
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@19 Consoles play more off the disk then PC games do. PC Games rely more on the hard disk, RAM and then finally the disk. They also have a more powerful processor, to handle the graphics, dedicated graphics card etc. So many reasons why a PC is CAPABLE of making worlds BIGGER then any console game, They could always go and make Oblivion on the xbox that big, but would you like 10 minute loading time between all towns? I dont think I would.


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Comment #36 by Freshmaker
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 06:42:09 AM
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neeeh, not for me


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Comment #37 by dakrkplayer2
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 01:52:31 PM
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Will there be a free achievem worth 750 for playing record wining game in your gamerscard?


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Comment #38 by Dr Popodopolus
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 04:28:50 PM
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Aww thats a shame. Gonna trade in games to get this there's too many great games coming out this year.


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Asobo Studios
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