Awesome. Speaking to Eurogamer at QuakeCon today, id’s Tim Willits said part of the decision to go with EA for Rage was because all the publisher’s top brass are all mental 733t hardcore.
“When we were looking at publishers, there were only a handful, and we were really excited by the leadership. John Riccitiello flew to Mesquite to talk to us and he is more of a gamer than I think people realise,” he said.
“The questions that he asked, and Frank Gibeau, David DeMartini – those guys run the most powerful publisher in the world and they’re all hardcore games. They were excited about the title, and we felt that EA would be the best partner for us, and it wasn’t about money.”
So there you go. Riccitiello frags in his pants while heavy-breathing into a Bluetooth headset. We knew it.