22 May

Open-world racer FUEL, to be released on June 5th 2009 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 (with a planned future release on the PC) announced its setting of a Guiness World Record for the largest in-game world, coming in at 5,560 accessible, in-game miles, equivalent to the square footage of Trinidad and Tobago combined. The accolade was presented to developer Asobo Studios and publisher Codemasters this past Wednesday, with confirmation that their achievement will be featured in the next issue of “The Guiness World Records: Gamer Edition.”

“We’ve been very impressed with the technology powering FUEL, and I’m pleased to welcome Asobo and Codemasters into the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition,” said Gaz Deaves, Video Games Records Manager for Guinness World Records, “What we’ve seen from FUEL places it right at the cutting edge of the open-world racing genre and really raises the bar for games developers in the future.”

“We knew FUEL was going to be big,” said Phil Wright, Producer, Codemasters, “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 of FUEL. 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.”