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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on March 9 2009 - 13:19

id's Todd Hollenshead confirms that the studio's post-apocalyptic driving shooter, Rage, is [not] due this year...

Not much is known about id's Rage at the moment. Up until now, all the developer had revealed about the game is that it will be a driving game with shooter elements set in a post-apocalyptic game world (we're as intrigued as you are).

But id is seemingly about to shed its secretive shackles over the project, with the studio's CEO, Todd Hollenshead, telling Gametrailers: "We're looking to start getting a lot more information about the game out there; making sure that people know it's not a racing game . . . it's not MotorStorm; it's not Fallout either - it's more something else."

"I wouldn't say it's an open world," Hollenshead commented about the game's environments, "but the environments are vast compared to Doom 3, where it's very claustrophobic; very closed in. You have these vast wastelands that you can explore, but we also tighten up the gameplay in what we call 'Instances', where you go in and have more traditional, id style FPS action."

As far as a release date is concerned, Hollenshead said "No, we'll be out this year," when asked whether Rage is scheduled for a 2010 release.

The id CEO was also shining some light on Doom 4, the early indications of which are that the game will be in a very similar vein to its three predecessors.

"The construct is the same, so it's demons from hell and you're a guy who breaks loose and you've got to survive and kill the demons."

When asked whether Doom 4 will retain the same corridor shooter elements of previous Dooms, Hollenshead commented: "If you look at the tight FPS action sequence - we know we can do that and we're going to have some of that in Rage, but it's going to be so much more of a focus with [Doom 4] as well."

As far as the question of vehicles is concerned in Doom 4, Hollenshead wasn't giving too much away. "I don't want to go into vehicles," he said. "Doom is Doom and, to me, it's the grandfather of all FPS games - all the shooter games - and to make it something that's not a shooter would be a travesty and a crime against humanity."

There you have it then. Rage has vehicles; Doom 4 seemingly doesn't.

UPDATE: Gametrailers' Geoff Keighley has posted on Twitter that Todd Hollenshead said Rage won't be out this year. We blame the poor enunciation of some Americans, but having to wait another year is a disappointment nonetheless.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 05th Nov 2011 20:31, Post No: 8

I actually enjoyed the game but will admitt the ending was pretty bad. Took me about 19 hours to beat with sidequests.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 04th Nov 2011 20:14, Post No: 7

There is no story whatsoever in this game. The ending was a freakin 5 second clip. The whole game might have taken 8 actual hours of gameplay and thats counting dying and restarting quests. The graphics were great, but everything was so dark i had to turn the brightness on my tv so high it made the other colors off. I still dont know what RPG elements are in the game, I didn't notice any. Racing was fun but there was only like 4 tracks and the rocket rallys just werent fun because the AI cheats. No way should anyone spend 60 bucks on this.


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By: huizhi

Added:Mon 16th Aug 2010 01:22, Post No: 6

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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 19th Sep 2008 00:10, Post No: 5

Because there are 10 million Xbox 360 without bluray drives out there. When game publishers make their games on bluray, what are those 10 million people going to do?


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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 18th Sep 2008 22:30, Post No: 4

We all knew the limitations of the Xbox 360 would effect cross platform games. Using DVD drives was a sacrifice MS had to make in order to get to market first and keep the cost low. Why they haven't updated the Xbox 360 with a BluRay drive at this point is baffling though...


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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 18th Sep 2008 05:08, Post No: 3

why can't they put on 3,4,5 or more DVDs? Didn't everyone used to do that with CD based console?


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 17th Sep 2008 15:30, Post No: 2

I'll pass, not buying a game that's gimped intentionally. Morne


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 12th Jun 2007 17:46, Post No: 1

This engine is amazing, let's hope the game is equally so. The 20GB texture they used in the demo will compress to about 3-5G and only uses 10Mb of video memory and 20Mb of ram to display. The technology is an advancement over cryengine 2 and unreal 3 in that it uses a totally unique single texture brute force rendered rather than repeating tiled textures as per the other engines. You gotta admit that Carmack is one smart guy