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Fuel's open world would fill '4 Blu-rays'

Upcoming Mad Max-style racer Fuel's game world would fill about four Blu-ray discs if it was developed using traditional methods.

That impressive claim comes from Codemasters executive producer David Brickley, who also revealed to VideoGamer.com that Paradise City, from Criterion's Burnout, only amounts to a "postage stamp" when placed on top of Fuel's open world.

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Hellsvacancy3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

How many disks are there going to be on the 360 or pc version

Or are they sayin they "could" put it on 4 blu-rays

Also i hope theres more than just driving, if there isnt your gonna hav 4 disks full of data and all your going to do is drive around - bit repetitive

Can sum1 please explain

Antan3247d ago

They meant it would fill 4 BD dics IF the track data was constructed the "normal" way and not procedurally generated like this is supposed to be.

marinelife93247d ago

That's going to take a lot of processing power to generate those maps.

bumnut3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

oblivion fit on one dvd and so did stalker, both had huge open worlds.

but what do i know? i only play games i don't develop them

pixelsword3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

...then that would equal about TWENTY DVD's or more if they're talking about dual-layered Blu-Ray discs...

... really; from what Id's saying.

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THC CELL3247d ago

dam blu ray best upgrade to there 200 gig Disc quick

angry_xbot3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

4 blu ray = 100 GB
or 2 Dual layer Blu ray discs
Or 1 200GB Blu Ray disc (PS3 compatible).

Aka only possible on/ for the PS3.

Impossible for the 3rd60.

Damn, it sucks to be an xbot, people!

thereapersson3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

Nevermind the size advantage that Blu-Ray offers; there are many idiots out there who will contend that DVD is great for holding everything developers need.

I don't care which console you support; 7 gigabytes of space for CONSOLE games is really the lowest common denominator you can use in this current generation. Seriously, people who don't think that mandating the storage capability of Blu-Ray (or beyond) are ignorant fools, or Blu-Ray-hating fanboys.

PC games are a null point because there are no games that utilize the disc to run games on PC; rather, games are installed to the HDD in UNCOMPRESSED FORM, and the disk is used for fetching redundant data used by the game engine. There would be no way current PC games could run efficiently if they were to be loaded into memory off a disk without installation.

I'm tired of stupid fanboys who can't see common sense for what it is. If anyone agrees with this, feel free to press "agree", and to throw some bubbles my way.

Drekken3247d ago

Common sense on N4G??? Prepare to loose bubbles!

I agree with everything you have said.

thereapersson3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

Bubbles back at ya!

Another thing about procedurally generated worlds, is that they tend to reuse a lot of engine assets to create a dynamic world. Just look at Oblivion for a good example of how a game environment can be expansive, but rather similar in layout and texture/asset placement. People use that game as a disparaging example against Blu-Ray, but what they don't realize is how much of the game engine reuses ingredients in the game to create a world of forests, plains and mountains.

To have a truly different world full of unique levels and environments, data must be linear and therefore individually rendered/generated on a per-level basis. Procedurally generated environs can only go so far before you begin to see redundancy (unless a developer has few assets to work with from the beginning).

On the other hand, we haven't seen the best of what developers have to offer this generation, so my point could be proven wrong when placed in the hands of the right development studio.

juuken3247d ago

Uh-oh, don't preach common sense on N4G dude...bubbles shall be taken. =o

I agree with you too.

thereapersson3247d ago

But because I decided to go and rant against an idiot fanboy who is famous for off-topic trolling (which, I might add, the moderators let him roam free), I was banned (once again) to the Open Zone.

Funny how these things work, eh?

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3247d ago

Er...erm...Hmm...
No sorry can't do it... ;)

Fuel's open world would fill '67 xBox 360 DVD's' ;-D

(That's better!!!) ;-D

Drekken3247d ago

Someone posted a year 2000 forum post and the argument against the PS2 was EXACTLY what the ps3 is dealing with. History will repeat itself.

Everyone wanted a DC... look what happened to the cheaper DC.

Bubbles for all above me :D

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AznSniper3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

If the open world is really that big, then I can tell it is going to be a buggy game because I don't think all the bugs will be found and fixed. But it is still too early to tell, so I'll keep tracking this game to see the progress.

bumnut3247d ago

it would be almost impossible to test every area