Release: 7 October 2011
idTech is real ... and it will finally arrive in a brand new game, Rage. Simultaneously developed for PC, Mac, PS3, and 360, Rage will use the second generation of id's "Megatexture" technology. What does that mean? 20GB worth of texture information will be squeezed through the engine's technology to deliver visually stunning scenes. Regardless of the compression, the game will require two DVDs for all platforms ... but the PS3.
The need for added space in the HD-era of games is clear. Blu-ray's added storage allows the game to run on a single disc. The game itself is a departure for id, where it will try to combine "60 percent shooting and 40 percent driving." After a comet smashes into the Earth, players will have to fight the monsters that roam the wasteland.
id plans to make Rage a 20 hour single player experience, and plans to offer co-op. Also, in a surprising change of pace, their aiming for a suspiciously safe Teen rating. The game will ship "when it's done."
The creator of classic computer game "Doom," id Software, unveiled on Friday its eagerly anticipated next game, "Rage," in which players fight an oppressive government in a post-apocalyptic world.
The new game will be released for computers running either Microsoft Corp's Windows or Apple Inc's Macintosh operating system, as well as Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 video game consoles.
"It's a bit of a classic story and you are the outsider who comes in and tries to turn the tide in favor of good," id Chief Executive Todd Hollenshead said in an interview.
"Rage" is being built with all-new graphics technology designed by id co-founder John Carmack, who showed off the game at id's annual "QuakeCon" event in Dallas, Texas.
Privately held id did not give a release date for "Rage" or the name of the publisher. Activision Inc the second-biggest U.S. video game publisher, handles other id games such as "Doom 3" and the upcoming "Enemy Territories: Quake Wars."
Since the breakaway success of "Doom" in 1993 established the "first-person shooter" as a major gaming genre, id's games have been characterized by fast-and-furious gunplay and claustrophobic environments.
"Rage" will represent somewhat of a stylistic break by letting players roam expansive outdoor areas.
"In addition to the shooting elements and killing bad guys with cool guns -- everyone knows we can do that well -- we wanted to show off some stuff that would surprise people," Hollenshead said.
The graphics technology, or engine, underpinning "Rage" is also important since id makes one of a handful of such software packages that are licensed by other game makers.
Hollenshead said the new "tech5" engine would make it easier for developers to design games that are better looking and can be easily modified to run on different gaming systems, a process that normally takes months and pushes up costs.
"It allows a single studio team to make four versions of our game without outside help," Hollenshead said. "You can have massive outdoor environments and make them look glorious down to pixel level without any performance issues."
-Open World FPS using Id's new Tech 5 engine.
-Takes place 80 years after a devastating asteroid collides with earth and kills most of civilization.
-The player controls a character that was part of Project Eden, a program that buried hundreds of pods or "arks" containing 12 people in cryosleep that would aid in rebuilding society once they emerge from cryosleep. The players ark opens sooner than it was supposed to due to an earthquake.
-The asteroid caused mutations to some people so there will be mutants and stuff.
-You get a vehicle that you get to keep throughout the whole game (it appears that way anyways), that you can upgrade and personalize. "Unlike in other games where vehicles are disposable, in Rage, we want your vehicle to be an extension of you first-person avatar".
-The hero will be a nameless silent protagonist.
-There appears to be quest like structure to the game, you get quests from people and complete them.
-No good/evil mechanic in the game.
-You can build stuff like weapons and sentry bots with an engineering mechanic, or you can purchase them.
-Regeneration health system so no med packs.
-There are races that you can compete in to get certificates used to purchase exclusive upgrades and parts. There will also be race leaderboards. You can do vehicle combat during the races as well and get bonuses for destroying opponents.
-There will be the ability to play stealthy if that's what you prefer over guns blazing. The article describes a mission that involves guiding a remote control car with a bomb on it to infiltrate an enemy hideout.
-There is a show called Mutant Bash TV that you can participate in, it's like a battle arena that is televised.
DLC free with new copies of RAGE
Pre-order bonuses also detailed.
New copies of id Software's post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE will ship with free The Wasteland Sewers DLC when the game releases on September 16, id creative director Tim Willits announced at Bethesda's BFG press event in Utah last week.
Very little info on The Wasteland Sewers was revealed, but Willits did state it features a series of mutant-infested tunnels.
It wasn't made clear if The Wasteland Sewers will also be made available as premium DLC for those picking up used copies of the game, but we see no reason why it won't.
Pre-order incentives were also revealed, though at the time of the presentation only US details could be confirmed.
Pre-order and your regular edition of RAGE will be upgraded to the Anarchy Edition, which comes complete with:
- One-handed Double-barrelled shotgun.
- Fists of RAGE melee weapon.
- Rat Rod Buggy vehicle
- Crimson Elite Armour, which is a combination of three different armour types that you have to choose between at the start of the game.
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Edited by Drebin 893, 10 August 2011 - 10:39 PM.