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

Wednesday, 22 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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    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]