Fuel Sets Guiness World Record for Biggest Console Game Ever

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    "Codemasters' Fuel is big, and while some may argue that size doesn't matter, they're probably just jealous of the open-world racer's immense girth. In fact, the upcoming off-road racing game was recently crowned by Guinness World Records for having the largest playable environment in a console game ever with 5,560 square miles of accessible in-game terrain.

    To help us wrap our heads around how big that is, the Codies say that's larger than Hong Kong, Singapore, St Lucia and the Isle of Man put together. Let's just hope developer Asobo (pictured) remembers to fill all that space with enough to do, else it's going to be a very long and boring ride. Are we there yet? "

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    That's one big game. O.O
     
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    Ignoring space sims and MMORPGS what about the likes of the delta force series (procedural generation).

    On the other hand go people, I long for the day I can no longer remember an entire map (again).
     
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    Holy crap omfg.... [​IMG]
     
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    To fully appreciate this I'd need to know the gameplay area of other large games as a point of reference. Does anybody know of a list?

    EDIT: Just read that Just Cause (probably the largest game I've played) is a mere 391 sq miles in comparison.
     
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    Inb4 Rockstar make a GTA game that has the whole American continent in it.
     
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    Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall?
     
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    I think the loophole is that Daggerfall was never a console game.
     
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    WTF, thanks for mentioning that.
    I thought Just Cause was big, but this is just amazing! I wonder what the loading times are going to be.
    And there's no way the game isn't going to be boring then.
     
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    freakin huge! *checks it out*
     
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    Sorry for my stupidity, but what console exactly is this for?

    EDIT: Whoops, I found out. It's for Xbox and Playstation.
     
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    That sucks, was looking forward to playing this game.

    I guess I can always get the PC version. [​IMG]. Thanks!
     
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    Fuel is Open-World?
     
  16. shakirmoledina

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    fuel huh... thts pretty large... albeit i dont think it's tht fun to be tht big..
    gta CW gets anoying in travelling due to the large size but fun due to the variety sometimes
     
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    Daggerfall has 62,394 square miles
    and Morrowind is 15,4 square miles
    even Oblivion is 7,4 square miles
    all more more than fuel
     
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    As mentioned earlier - The record is for biggest CONSOLE game. Daggerfall was never released on a console.

    Also, I think you are confusing the digit group separator (comma) with the decimal separator (period). Just to clarify -

    Morrowind - fifteen point four square miles
    Oblivion - seven point four square miles
    Fuel - five thousand, five hundred and sixty square miles

    EDIT: How pedantic am I? [​IMG]
     
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    The only thing I am wondering is if there will be a way to travel faster but not neccessarily warp.