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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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    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]