It’s about the same size asTrinidad & Tobago and larger than Honk kong, Singapore, St Lucia and the Isle of Man put together. What am I talking about? The open-world racing gameFUEL of course. FUEL releases on our consoles 5th June 2009 and boasts a mammoth 5,560 square miles of open-world game terrain, officially making it the largest playable environment in console game history.
Guinness World Records presented Codemasters and Asobo Studio with a certificate that officially documents:
“Largest playable area in a console game: The largest playable environment in a console game is 5,560 square miles (14,400 km²), and is featured inFUEL(Codemasters, 2009). The area features rivers, deserts, forests and mountains and was demonstrated at the offices of Guinness World Records, London, UK, on 20 May 2009.”
Gaz Deaves, Video Games Records Manager for Guinness World Records said:
“We’ve been very impressed with the technology poweringFUEL, and I’m pleased to welcome Asobo and Codemasters into the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition,”
“What we’ve seen fromFUELplaces it right at the cutting edge of the open-world racing genre and really raises the bar for games developers in the future.”
Phil Wright the Producer from Codemasters then said:
“We knewFUELwas going to be big,” said , “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 ofFUEL. 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.”
Wow. That is all I have to say. If you were putting it into perspective, it would take over 3 hours straight to drive from one side to the other according to Codemasters. Let’s just hope there are a few little chef restaurants on the way to avoid us falling asleep on the long drive.
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