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Rage controls designed more for console due to market, says id

Wednesday, 22nd July 2009 16:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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New details on id’s Rage have emerged from the pages of Game Informer, and it sounds loaded to the gills with Mad Max style stuff.

Speaking with the magazine, id’s John Carmack stated that the firm believes the largest market for the game will be the console crowd especially with game controls being designed for controllers.

“The largest chunk of our market’s going to be on consoles,” he said. “I mean, yes, you can use the mouse for it but it’s critical that the controller be the way that we design the game.”

He then went on to talk about the possibility of Rage being released on multiple DVD’s.

In it, your character awakes from suspended animation underground as one of the few who has survived a wave of asteroid pummeling the earth. The others who made it through the battering from outer space are living in a bandit filled wasteland full of mutants being terrorized by a strange group called The Authority.

You know what that means, then. Figure out who they are and stop them at all costs.

More game details are listed after the break courtesy of CVG.

Features:

  • An engineering system to craft devices including sentry turrets and RC car bombs, if you have the blueprints and parts.
  • Your health regenerates–a gift connected to your history.
  • Races and missions are available from hub towns.
  • Vehicular combat is a big part of racing, with power-ups and ammo placed around the courses.
  • Weapon upgrades, such as a scope and aiming stabilizers for a crossbow.
  • Alternate ammo types, including a crossbow bolt which allows you to briefly control victims before they explode.
  • Stealth is an option in combat too.
  • A gladiatorial game show named Mutant Bash TV offers big prize money.
  • A car parts system allows boosts to areas such as acceleration, traction and suspension.
  • Other car upgrades include bombs, a magnet to draw power-ups, tire shredders and EMP shields.
  • Multiplayer modes are currently not finalized.
  • One weapon is a three-tipped boomerang called the ‘wingstick,’ which will return.
  • The PC version will offer higher resolutions, more anti-aliasing and faster texture page-in times, but the three versions are essentially the same.

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32 Comments

  1. M337ING

    As always, the game will look and play best on PC.

    They know how to pull of PC controls, they are just focusing on the console versions because they haven’t designed around controllers before.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. BULArmy

    If you don’t want to sweat when making a game and want a big profit from people that actualy never played a real game(mostly not all)then make the game around the 360. Hooray for the downgrade.
    I just can’t understand how the most genius programmer of all time whant to make a console game. If I were him I will be so ashamed.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow.

    The Sims is a “real game”.

    I wonder what I’m missing…

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Michael O'Connor

    Yeah, cause they only make “real” games on the PC, amirite?

    *rolls eyes*

    #4 6 years ago
  5. BULArmy

    360 gamers are mostly kids which first touch with gaming is the 360. And I don’t say PC only. PS2, PS3 or even the original XBox has more good games. And I mean games which has quality and in which is put effort and are not just for milking more and more money.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Michael O'Connor

    “360 gamers are mostly kids which first touch with gaming is the 360.”

    You’re kidding, right?

    And here I thought most kids were busy playing the Wii and DS.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. elronathon

    you so funny. Can’t fault the depth of your research ;)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    Who cares really on which console is better the point is all systems will enjoy the same experience some will look better granted. DO you really have to fight about which system is better or you have to show how big your ego is?

    PC may be better visually but atleast I don’t have to sit at a computer desk and have cramps in my wrist where as a console I can sit in the living room with my surround sound to a 46″ Bravia while my ass on my couch…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. BULArmy

    …Or I can sit infront my 22″ LG and don’t have a cramp in the arms because they are on the solid desk.
    But yes it is all to what you prefer but when you are getting screwd by the companies which once made so great games for you platform it is getting nasty. The feeling is like to be backstabbed by a rich friend, you to live and to know who backstabb you but he get away because he is rich and with some big friends.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    Its a company first which means $$$ first if they can make multiplatform games and make buku bucks from it then they will…

    1000 loyal fans or 1,000,000 customers hmm hard choice there

    #10 6 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    Hmmm…

    46…

    22…

    46…

    22…

    Yep. I think I know which one I’d prefer.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    btw, speaking from experience over multiple products, I think that it’s safe to say that LG seem to have nailed planned obsolescence down to a fine art.

    A couple of years and that 22″ probably won’t even turn on.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. BULArmy

    The last time I checked Epic and id didn’t have problems selling their last PC exclusives in freaking amount. And yes 46 let’s go pixel hunting.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    Name one single Epic game that’s outsold or made them more money than Gears of War.

    And sorry, but there’s no way that you’re going to convince me that your 22″ LG is going to come anywhere close to the image quality of a full HD Bravia…

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    Doesn’t matter how much you bitch Bul both companies went to consoles, its looking to stay that way.

    BTW I don’t notice a difference from my 22″ monitor and 46″ LCD then again I am not putting my face to the tv to find a pixel. I still play my PSone games so obviously visuals aren’t all that, atleast for me. DOne with this console war bs fanboys need to start focusing on thier gaming instead of griping why x is better then y

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    It’s id. It’s a new graphics engine. It looks awesome. Can’t wait.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. M337ING

    Everyone’s going multiplatform this gen. It’s hardly a one way action, with Capcom and Square Enix supporting the PC more than they ever did.

    It’s all to do with costs of development, nothing about preferring audiences.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Hakkiz

    @ Phoenixblight, BULArmy & Co.

    Or, you could sit on your comfy sofa in front of your over-HD-megawide-supertelly, have a controller of choice in hands and enjoy everything your ultimate computer can muster. Now, come on, stop this sillines. Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies? Imo Rage is interesting enough to generate a bit different conversations than this one. :)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. loki

    PC sucks again

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    “Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies?”

    @ Hakkiz Thats what I am saying wasn’t stating which is better just stating my preference…

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Michael O'Connor

    “Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies?”

    You would think so, wouldn’t you?

    #21 6 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    “Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies?”

    I just wanted to make it 3 in a row.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Michael O'Connor

    “Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies?”

    Lets make it four, just because its such a great quote.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. elronathon

    “Michael O’Connor said:
    July 22, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    “Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies?”

    You would think so, wouldn’t you?
    #

    G1GAHURTZ said:
    July 22, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    “Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies?”

    I just wanted to make it 3 in a row.
    #

    Michael O’Connor said:
    July 22, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    “Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies?”

    Lets make it four, just because its such a great quote.”

    #24 6 years ago
  25. elronathon

    post-modern

    #25 6 years ago
  26. SwiftRanger

    “Don’t you think gamers should be more focused on actual games than machines and companies?”

    Well, gamers should be focused on what the actual game experience is on their preferred platform and make a purchase decision based on that. I’ve got faith in id for a good PC version but to assume that every multiplatform release comes to its own right on each machine and that we should only focus on the game itself doesn’t make much sense. I don’t give one yota whether it plays fine for PS3 or Xbox360 people or not (good for them or not), as long as the version I’ll be buying is living up to its full potential without much compromises I’ll be a happy man.

    Rage is looking good on those scans but gameplay/story details are still pretty vague, while Borderlands doesn’t look as realistic/colourful its concepts and ideas sound much more promising and concrete to me than those of Rage. And is it me or does GameInformer write in a very dry style?

    #26 6 years ago
  27. wz

    Some people in here really look like they need to buy cheap viagra.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. crippledhooba

    Dont really care. It will look awesome on the PC, and I cant afford a 46 inch tv so im happy with my 22inch PC monitor.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    “Some people in here really look like they need to buy cheap viagra.”

    Why the cheap stuff?

    #29 6 years ago
  30. SunKing

    “btw, speaking from experience over multiple products, I think that it’s safe to say that LG seem to have nailed planned obsolescence down to a fine art.

    “A couple of years and that 22″ probably won’t even turn on.”

    Awwww, man. Way to bum me out, G1GAHURTZ. I think I might have the exact model you’re referring to. :(

    Avoiding the inevitable “console vs. PC” argument that broke out, who could possibly claim to be suprised by this news? Companies go where the money is and right now that’s the console market. That all said, I would be suprised if the PC version didn’t look, run and play better, so, really, what’s to get upset about?

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Phoenixblight

    For the fanboy thats its not on one machine…. to make him feel better iunno

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    Conslols

    #32 6 years ago

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