Friday 5th September/...Fresh from its GC Leipzig introduction, Codemasters today released the first pre-alpha screenshots from FUEL™, the forthcoming title from Asobo Studios that's set to deliver the largest environment ever created in multi-terrain race gaming
Coming in 2009, FUEL will present players with an astonishing no-boundaries playfield that’s over 5,000 square miles (14,000+ km²) in size. The creation of Bordeaux-based Asobo Studios, FUEL is powered by a cutting-edge proprietary engine, the result of over four years development, that will deliver the ultimate competitive go-anywhere racing experience.
FUEL will have players competing across wildly different terrain and executing spectacular death-defying stunts as they race dozens of varied two and four-wheeled rides and explore this epic world on an unprecedented scale. FUEL is set in an alternate present in which whole swathes of the globe have been ravaged by the effects of climate change brought on by decades of environmental abuse. Bringing this vast, open ended landscape to life is a dynamic weather system with full day and night transitions, brilliant sunshine, torrential rain and everything in between, plus destructive tornados, sandstorms, thunderstorms, lightning strikes, and blizzards requiring mid-race strategy changes.
Complete with the ability to go online to explore this massive world and compete in hundreds of multiplayer challenges, FUEL is coming in 2009 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, Games For Windows® LIVE.
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