Tuesday 19th May/...Revealing FUEL™s extensive multiplayer gameplay experience, including 16 player Free Ride and Race Events, Codemasters® today launched the new FUEL‘Multiplayer’ video, now available from www.fuel-game.com (in the Downloads section).
FUEL’s breath-taking 5,000 square mile+ racing sandbox will become the perfect setting for online multiplayer racing when the game launches on May 29th†. The new video showcases online Free Ride, where up to 16 players can explore and enjoy impromptu races and Race Events, where players can climb online leader boards and compete against up to 15 other racers. Unique custom races, player-created using FUEL’s powerful yet intuitive race editor, are also featured.
FUEL’s online events will see over 70 vehicles, including bikes, quads, buggies, trucks and cars competing on and off-road in challenges that include Circuit, Checkpoint and Raid races. The unique gameworld, which features no corridors or unnatural barriers, offers unprecedented player choice for on-the-fly route selection and delivers an exhilarating online racing experience across varied and challenging terrain.
In multiplayer Free Ride, the nearest 16 online players are connected together to create a busy world where gamers can explore together, seek-out collectibles and enjoy ad hoc races. The race editor allows almost limitless opportunities to create new and unique races set anywhere in FUEL’s beautiful and huge world and play them online. The extensive online offering compliments FUEL’s career mode, which features hundreds of races, events and unlockables, as players race and explore a world featuring the most diverse, inspiring and iconic areas of North America.
Delivering epic races in an epic environment, FUEL will set the new standard for open-world racing when it launches Friday May 29th† for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® with a Games For Windows® edition to follow. Experience the unique thrill of online racing in FUEL by downloading the trailer video at www.fuel-game.com.
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† International dates: US ship 26th May, EPAC 28th May and 29th May (UK street).
FUEL delivers a go-anywhere racing world on a massive scale, where gamers enjoy a 70 strong vehicle line up across six classes that includes Quads, Bikes, Trucks, Cars, Buggies and Specials. Set in an alternate present, where the devastating effects of global warming have driven people from their homes to new safe zones, a new breed of extreme racers compete against each other in wild races across a wide range of terrain from snowy mountain plains to arid deserts and everything in between.
Fully open to race and explore, on and offline, the gameworld, designed from satellite data from beautiful and iconic areas of the United States including Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and the Utah salt-plains, is the perfect setting for chaotic arcade racing. Further bringing the game world to life is FUEL’s full day night-cycle and dynamic weather effects including snowstorms, thunderstorms, blizzards, rainstorms and tornados. FUEL is developed by Asobo Studios and will be published by Codemasters for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, Games For Windows®.
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