X360, PS3 Friday, January 16, 2009 | 1:50 PM

Fuel images and trailer

Fuel images and trailer

Fuel, developed by the Frenchies of Asobo and published by Codemasters, gets a new image gallery and a 100% CG trailer.
Update: Correct gallery added!


CG Trailer

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Commented on 2009-01-16 12:13:16
Gallery aint showing....

EDIT. Its fixed now. Anyway it looks very CG lol Cant say more then that.
Commented on 2009-01-16 12:35:15
I remember this before the 360 came out, it was called Grand Raid Offroad back then. Very cool!
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:10:30
Looks like a crappy looking Motor storm to be really honest. Maybe we need some gameplay footage first....
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:14:35
FireWire: It's not a racing game such as MotorStorm. It's kind of a free roaming racing game.
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:15:56
First picture is really nice... man those shadows are annoying.
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:22:45
I LOVE the picture with the lightening bolt, some impressive pics, but dam pic 1 and the trees and shadows are just dreadful! Pic 4 the cliffs look abit dodgy and textures look a little bit stretched, but other wise it looks VERY nice especially for a free roam.
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:27:47 In reply to nepton
Posted by nepton
FireWire: It's not a racing game such as MotorStorm. It's kind of a free roaming racing game.
I was not talking about the gameplay, more about the look :-) But like I said we need to see some gameplay
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:33:34
http://www.psonly.nl/screenshots/2269/Fuel_-_8_scr...

Also new pics only these seem to look a lot better.
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:41:36
the bits with ramps and stuff should be good, just like motorstorm...but its the flat areas of desert etc that im worried about. surely then it'll feel like a dakar rally...which has yet to be a fun experience in game.
Commented on 2009-01-16 16:22:55
Noooooooo!!! Not another worthless CG trailer. Come on Codemasters, we want more gameplay footage!

Love the concept and ideas for the game. As long as the physics and controls are good, I'm sold. I wonder if it's still going to make it out in the Spring or if it'll get pushed back to the Fall.

I already have Motorstorm on my ps3 but I could really use another FUN racing game for my 360. PGR4 is getting lonely.
Commented on 2009-01-16 16:24:56
this game has GENERIC written all over it.
Commented on 2009-01-16 17:21:16 In reply to purbeast
Posted by purbeast
this game has GENERIC written all over it.
Because you've seen it before where?
Commented on 2009-01-16 17:29:05 In reply to purbeast
Posted by purbeast
this game has GENERIC written all over it.
And your comment has BASELESS ASSUMPTION written all over it. Unless you think every racing game looks generic.
Commented on 2009-01-16 17:33:15
whats wrong with square shaped shadows!?! =P
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:01:49
Lets hope it's better than Baja.....
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:32:26
This game has no clear direction, it looks all over the place.
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:46:14
One more thing I picked up from the trailer; The back story;

Earth has been devastated by nature and most humans gone/dead?? Survivors start racing ???? Yeah makes perfect sense :-)
Commented on 2009-01-16 19:11:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrnmixkifME&fmt=22

Older, pre-alpha trailer from E3 2008, but it features realtime, not CGI footage of the game - even if it is pre-alpha, realtime footage.

I put this video up a while ago. The source has always been in HD, but now that YouTube has finally caught up with the rest of the internet, I can finally resubmit this video in all it's 720p glory.

I am a sucker for open-world, sandbox styled games, and like Test Drive Unlimited and Burnout Paradise, Fuel looks to follow in the open world racer footsteps, but on a much, much grander level as Fuel's sandbox is and astounding 14,000 square kilometers (8700 square miles) in size, which is absolutely unprecedented figure for any game. By way of comparison, you could fit all of San Andreas into this area, about 100 times! And if that were not enough, the entire map area is seamless with no hard load screens and the player is free to go where and when he chooses in this rally styled racer.

The other big premise being presented in Fuel, is that the race takes place in the not so distant future, after Global Warming has ravaged huge stretches of the Earth's surface. The gamer gets to race across some of the most imaginative, not to mention, gorgeous scenery in any game this gen. And then there is the future weather patterns of a world ravaged by Global Warming, like tornadoes and sandstorms, which the player will have to navigate or avoid, in real time.

Fuel is due to ship this summer . . . about three years late actually. Ironically, Fuel was one of the very first announced current-gen titles for the Xbox 360, and went by the name Grand Raid Offroad. Developed by Asobo Studios, the game has been retooled, and picked up by publisher Codemasters.
Commented on 2009-01-16 20:28:18 In reply to FireWire
Posted by LEBATO
This game has no clear direction, it looks all over the place.
That's one reason why it looks so promising. For a racing game, why limit yourself to just one little niche like a game like NFS has been doing. Throw in everything but the kitchen sink and let us race how we want to race.
Posted by FireWire
One more thing I picked up from the trailer; The back story;

Earth has been devastated by nature and most humans gone/dead?? Survivors start racing ???? Yeah makes perfect sense :-)
Yeah, it's quite rediculous. I just love how they're actually competing for fuel (which is very scarce in the storyline) while they're burning up tons of fuel during the races! But really, it's a racing game so who gives a shit?
Commented on 2009-01-16 21:03:42
Haha, wtf, check out the ground on this pic: http://images.gamersyde.com/gallery/public/9952/38...
Commented on 2009-01-17 07:43:27 In reply to VN1X
Posted by VN1X
http://www.psonly.nl/screenshots/2269/Fuel_-_8_screenshots/

Also new pics only these seem to look a lot better.
RES
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TION.
Commented on 2009-01-17 07:43:59 In reply to nepton
Posted by nepton
Haha, wtf, check out the ground on this pic: http://images.gamersyde.com/gallery/public/9952/38...
Texture layering=failed
Commented on 2009-01-19 09:23:49
I'm not sure about the game but I love the CG trailer :)
Commented on 2009-01-19 18:36:52
Looks really good, can't wait to see if it turns out.
Commented on 2009-01-21 11:31:48
Yay CG *yawn*.
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