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Codemasters today released gameplay footage of their upcoming off-road racer FUEL. Differing form games of its type – Motorstorm and PURE, for instance – FUEL is packed full of the kind of weather conditions that you wouldn’t consider leaving your house in, let alone flying around on a quad bike in.

What’s more, it’s all presented in a giant sandbox. Sometimes literally. Hit the jump to check it out!

This clip demonstrates the game’s GPS system,  which enables you to avoid all manner of things, including thunderstorms and tornadoes. Yes, you read that right… tornadoes. Set at an “alternate present”, the effects of global warming have been highly accelerated. These kind of conditions require an intuitive GPS (preferably without the voice of Borat telling you where to turn) and FUEL has one; the game constantly reading player position within the sandbox environment and helping to find a secure a way through. The catch, however, is that this is often a long way round, so thrillseekers may pip you to the post.

Are you looking forward to this or do you think it’ll just be Motorstorm with a few new bells and whistles? The sandbox format is certainly an intriguing prospect, don’t you think?

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  1. Ehh… I have a GPS? Do you mean google maps? But, seriously, this game is actually looking pretty cool, even if the GPS looks a little aggressive.

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