After DIRT and GRID Codemasters turns to Asobo for FUEL

After DIRT and GRID Codemasters turns to Asobo for FUEL
Michael French

By Michael French

August 19th 2008 at 10:06AM

Britsoft publisher signs up French studio's open world racer

Codemasters has secured the global publishing rights to a new racing game from French studio Asobo.

FUEL is an open road racer for PS3, 360 and PC due for release next year.

Announcing the game ahead of a reveal at this week's Games Convention in Leipzig, the two said the game boasted a raft of technical engine features that allow for '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'. The game also features online modes.

“FUEL raises the bar in terms of scale and exhilaration for racing games. We begin with the largest racing environment to appear in gaming – ever. With our accelerated effects of climate change and dynamic weather system we add an extra dimension that change races on-the-fly and constantly presents new challenges to players,” said Sebastian Wloch, Chief Executive Officer, Asobo Studios.

“Player choice lies at the heart of FUEL’s action-packed races and with a huge range of vehicles, packs of up to 16 vehicles speeding across diverse terrain and a no-boundaries, no-limits approach to racing, means players have never had so much freedom to conquer the wilderness and take the chequered flag.”