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Carmack planning RAGE sequel

Carmack wants to make RAGE sequelIn a short interview with PC Gamer id co-founder John Carmack enthusiastically hinted at a followup to RAGE.

RAGE is not due out until September 13th but it seems Carmack is already banking on its success. While discussing the various aspects of the post-apocalyptic shooter, Carmack spilled the beans about his plans for a sequel:

While we have corridor shooter maps in Rage, there’s much more to it. It has all of the driving and the exploration and the towns that come in..it doesn’t detract from the shooting at all. It can still be an incredibly fast, guns blazing action shooter, but when you’re taking a break from that you can kit yourself out with extra stuff. All of the towns, driving and exploration have turned out to be very beneficial to the game. I’m very excited for where we’ll go with this in Rage 2.

RAGE is going to incorporate id’s brand new gaming engine id Tech 5, which was first demonstrated at WWDC 2007. id Tech 5 will also be powering the 4th iteration of Doom, which is yet to get a release date.

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id’s RAGE to ship with full level editor

RAGE to ship with level editorAs the release date for RAGE is getting closer and closer, id has announced that their upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter will have full support for modding and level design right out of the box.

id has always had a soft-spot for the modding community; the wealth of mods created for Doom 3 is testimony to that.

According to id Software’s Creative Director Tim Willits, all you need to do if you’re interested in designing a level, or modifying a standard one is “Pull down the console, type ‘id studio’, then press enter. Then, bam, there’s all the tools we use.” Pretty sweet.

Rage is coming to PC, Xbox and PS3 on September 13th. Amazon is already taking pre-orders.

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id: Doom 4 is “awesome”

id Software CEO Todd HollensheadIn a recent interview with EuroGamer, id Software said they are working very hard on Doom 4 to try and make it a unique experience for gamers; something completely different to their upcoming post-apocalytic shooter RAGE.

According to id CEO Todd Hollenshead Doom 4 is neither a sequel to Doom 3 nor is it a reboot of the franchise; although Hollenshead was somewhat vague with the details:

Doom 3 was sort of a reboot. It’s a little bit different than those, and if I told you why, I would get my ass kicked when I got back. So I’ll just have to leave it at that.

RAGE is due out on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in September of this year; but we still know very little about Doom 4, apart from the fact that it will be using id Tech 5, the same game engine as RAGE. Unfortunately we have no release date for Doom 4, no video-demo or even a screenshot for that matter. At least for now it seems id Software have their lips tightly sealed regarding the long-awaited next iteration in the Doom franchise.

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Web RAGEs over length of id’s next shooter

RAGEThere has been a lot a buzz around the net these past few days after id Software’s Tim Willits gave an interview to the US Official Xbox Magazine.

In the interview Willits talked at length about the upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter. But one little tidbit that stood out is the length of time it will take to complete the single-player campaign. According to Willits, the campaign will take all of 15 hours to complete.

For some people out there this is a kick in the pants, but from where I sit I find it an acceptable time-frame. I don’t recall Doom 3 taking anywhere near that long. If the game is reasonably priced and there is in fact actually a good game to play, outside of the shiny new graphics engine (id Tech 5) I have no problem handing my hard-earned cash over to id.

Were you hoping for a longer game?

Rage is coming to PC, Xbox and PS3 on September 13th. Amazon is already taking pre-orders.

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New Rage trailer teases fans some more

A new Rage trailer has been making the rounds today. The low-res Youtube video gives a closer look at some of the massive environments in the upcoming post-apocalyptic id shooter, which is powered by the company’s Tech 5 engine.

Rage is coming to PC, Xbox and PS3 on September 13th. Amazon is already taking pre-orders.

You can find some high-res screens and much more on the official site.

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id’s Rage coming to Android?

Well, maybe. A job recruitment post over on Gamasutra details how id are looking for:

..talented and experienced programmer to help bring our next big Mobile game to the Android space.

This doesn’t necessarily have to mean Rage, but seeing Carmack demonstrate the iPhone’s capability of successfully running a watered down version of the PC game is certainly food for thought. Especially when you consider how similar the Android’s specs are to Apple’s iPhone.

id Software is looking for a talented and experienced programmer to help bring our next big Mobile game to the Android space. In addition to its 19 years of world renowned AAA game and technology creation, id Software has been an innovator in Mobile gaming with multiple top-rated, top-selling and critically acclaimed games across the iPhone, JAVA, Brew and DS platforms. id Software is exploring the Android space and looking for someone with strong Android experience who wants to pioneer with id Mobile.

The Android programmer is responsible for familiarizing themselves with existing id Mobile engines, bringing Mobile development to Android, developing requirements for new systems, engaging in iterative development in Java & C++, writing documentation and supporting the content developers professionally. The Android programmer should be proactive and prepared to take accountability for the development activities assigned.

No official announcement from id just yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted on any further developments.

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John Carmack Reaches For The Stars

John Carmack Reaches For The Stars

The id co-founder and Doom 3 Lead Engineer is working with Space Adventures, the only company to have sent private citizens into space. The idea is to use Carmack’s giant brain to figure out a way of sending more citizens into space. In an interview with Wired Carmack talks of his enthusiasm for space travel and desire to get fellow gamers excited about the idea of celestial tourism.

I expect many action gamers see the appeal of supersonic velocities, extreme conditions and catastrophic failure modes — rockets and space are pretty cool. I keep (mostly) joking that one of these years we will fire up one of our vehicles out in the hotel parking lot, which would really make an impression. Richard’s tale of his trip to space by way of Russia is pretty epic and worth listening to even for people not interested in the small-scale space-development world that Armadillo lives in.

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September in the Rage, id Announces Release Date

September in the Rage, id Announces Release Date

A recent announcement at QuakeCon by id has confirmed a release date for their upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter. Rage will be hitting American shelves on September 13th 2011 and Europe will see the game on the 15th. Kotaku reports that the Xbox 360 demonstration crashed, revealing that Rage has a few bugs to iron out – hence the announcement of a 13 month wait before the game goes gold.

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iPhone And John Carmack All the Rage at QuakeCon

John Carmack recently unveiled Rage on the iPhone 4 at QuakeCon. A lucky and enthusiastic crowd saw Carmack walk through a short level he pieced together to give people a feel of what can be achieved with the iPhone 4. The game ran at 60 fps, and although the detail from the iPhone version wouldn’t be enough to make you drool all over yourself, it certainly looks playable and is a good indicator of things to come in the not-to-distant future for iPhone users. Carmack also expressed his delight at how well the game looked and played on the iPad.

There is rumour that when shipped the game will also include an option to play at 30 fps to save on battery life, which is already one frown-upon aspect of Apple’s Phone. We’ll keep you posted on further developments as more info comes our way.

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