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Don’t RAGE: id’s upcoming shooter delayed by 3 weeks

id Software’s post-apocalyptic shooter was due for worldwide release on September 13th, but now your calender needs to be marked on October 7th.

OK, it’s hardly even worth mentioning. We can all wait 3 weeks longer for a polished game, instead of them rushing bugs out the door with the release.

The official RAGE website has been updated to reflect the delay, but doesn’t give any reasons. Since id tech 5 looks so awesome we’ll let them off the hook.

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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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