See the fog on either side of the base, they look really fake and as though they've been added post shot.
Not really. All I am seeing is the limitations of the draw distance. The draw distance isn't infinite. You are rather high up with that plane and there is really nothing to draw beyond Chiliad either.
I only see what you could call fog on the western flank of Chiliad but everything in the distance is simply less detailed. There is really nothing beyond that particular cliff in the west anyway.
Anyway, we will see if something is out there or not. I am just going to assume that the journalist was confused because otherwise he would have said more when mentioning the pop in. With no evidence of something beyond I much rather believe there is nothing out there until we actually have true visual evidence or a journalist who knows what they he is talking about without a doubt. The fanmade maps are so close solely because visuals were used to prove something instead of guesses or hopes and dreams. Maybe there is something more out there but I am not a believer without substantial evidence.
I'm just up for discussion, not getting my hopes up because I'm more than happy with what we have already. On the draw distance issue though, in the interview with buzzfeed, may have got that wrong, The Benz stated that there is no draw distance and that you can see from one side of the map to the other. If that is the case i highly doubt draw distance issues would be coming into effect from less than half a map away.