Carmack “aborted” unknown game in favour of Rage

Tuesday, 11th August 2009 13:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt


John Carmack – id super-programmer and general dev darling – has confirmed that the developer axed a game to start work on Rage.

Speaking in a video interview with Polish pub CD-Action, Carmack said that the company was “busy working on our aborted early title [that] we were starting before we rebooted into Rage”.

He makes the comment at 1.17.

Don’t blame us if this is already public knowledge. We checked with the PC massive before posting. Our responsibility is resolved.

Aside from Rage, id’s known to be working on DOOM 4.

Rage is about to get a lot more real: the game’s now been confirmed for showings at both Quakecon this weekend and GamesCom in Cologne next week.

We’ll ask what the amazing mystery game was. Thanks, Psychotext.



  1. Psychotext

    Don’t blame me, you picked up on it. :P

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    *points, hides*

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I bet it wasn’t a Commander Keen reboot. :-)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt


    #4 5 years ago
  5. fearmonkey

    I remember reading about this. It was another Horror based FPS, but more on the survival horror bent. Smart that they decided to take a different track and do RAGE. ID needs to re-establish themselves that they can do original IP, rather than retreads of the the past glorious titles.

    #5 5 years ago

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