Fuel demo out today

Online-enabled taster on PSN, XBL and PC

A demo of Asobo Studio's Fuel is on the menu today for PS3, 360 and PC gamers who fancy giving its open-world antics a blast. And the console versions feature online play, too.

On all three versions, players can "take on the Ocean Rush career event, where 7 racers pick their own paths through treacherous landscapes," explains publisher Codemasters.

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"Gamers can also take on Blitz - a wild, high-pressure challenge where players must race against the clock to reach the next checkpoint before time runs out."

On the console versions, however, you'll be able to play online for a limited period of two weeks from today, allowing you to do 16-player free rides "in a limited area of the Tsunami Reef zone". Which is apparently recognised by Guinness World Records as "The Largest Playable Area in a Console Game" with 5,560 virtual square miles to race in.

You can also "challenge up to 6 other players in the Ocean Rush career race". If you're interested, you might also fancy reading this review of the PS3 version.