For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory
I wonder if that is the actual tile allotment. The preview before this shown this for the single hexes:As far as I can tell they still haven't shown us an actual photograph of the game board yet. What I've seen are photochopped images that look cool and are probably pretty close to the actual game, but not it.
I LOVE the new exploration system. It definately makes things a bit more fun.