RAGE: QuakeCon presentation highlights – out September 2011

Friday, 13th August 2010 21:21 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


id Software took the stage with RAGE at QuakeCon this afternoon in Texas, and we had planned to liveblog the presentation for you, but id requested the presentation not be live streamed.

The game’s out on September 13 and 15, 2011 in the US and Europe, respectively, per creative director Tim Willits.

We pulled some highlights from Kotaku’s liveblog since it was sitting in the audience. Get all the best stuff below.

  • id had three platforms and screens on stage for RAGE to represent and show the game on each of the three platforms – PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
  • The game looks very “Mad Max” before Mel Gibson went insane.
  • The town of Wellspring was shown for the first time.
  • John Goodman is a voice actor in the game – he who did Roseanne, etc.
  • Matt Hooper, one of the game’s designers, showed some vehicles.
  • Four-wheelers and buggies were shown, as well as vehicle combat some with rocket launchers.
  • There will be mini-games. One is called Tombstones, which showed  characters holograms on a board and whichever character gets to teh middle first is the winner. The characters have guns.
  • There are racing competitions where you can earn money to spruce up or improve your vehicle.
  • There are no large cutscenes in the game, as id feels it should come from within the game itself via the action, locations, scenery, and dialogue.
  • You can electrocute enemies; a water level was shown where this combat took place.
  • The game has three tactical options: you can use turrets, RC bomb cars, or go in like Rambo by peppering bullets everywhere if you prefer. Screens will turn red when you are wounded.
  • An area with a dam was shown, where you need to go get vehicle parts and your first buggy. It is inhabited by the Wasted Clan who are not too friendly, apparently, as one fella is in a vehicle firing a machine gun at you.
  • You can also fight in melee style – fist-a-cuffs if you will.
  • Creative director Tim Willits showed his favorite area, the Dead City, which is a modern day ruined metropolis. In it, enemies have rocket launchers and some are as big in size as anything Team Ico could dream up.
  • Some loading issues were noted on the consoles, and the Xbox 360 version even crashed – but all those issues will be fixed before release.



  1. Johnny Cullen

    I can’t believe I have to wait a year for this, it looks awesome.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. albo88

    i have to say all i love from this game is the IA iq lulz
    smarties mother fucker ever seen in a game so far

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    So, does this mean we get DOOM 4 sometime between now and then?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    “Some loading issues were noted on the consoles, and the Xbox 360 version even crashed – but all those issues will be fixed before release”

    For F sake… Playing ID Game on console is suicide.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    Isn’t there a Mac version?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Yeah, there is.

    PC, 360, PS3 and Mac.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. onlineatron

    I hope it’s decent.

    Granted I could play the game on PS3 or 360, but I’m buying an iMac soon… It would be nice to play the game via mouse and keyboard.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Dr.Haggard

    @3 No, they just said it wouldn’t take as long as Rage, not that it would be released first.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Stephany Nunneley

    @8 Sorry, my sarcasm button is completely broken today. So is my joke button, apparently. :(

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    what the holy fucking shit is this is out on IPAD this year but on consoles in another fucking year for fuck sake fuck you ID seriously FUCK YOU

    The game looks very “Mad Max” before Mel Gibson went insane.

    that is probely the funnyest thing ive read on this site

    #10 4 years ago
  11. onlineatron


    It’s a problem on his end, not yours ;)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    GOTY 2011

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Yoshi

    Is this guna be like Borderlands co-op?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Callum

    But I’m bord of shooting aliens in the face :( although, in high contrast, I do plan on buying Halo:Reach. Go figure!

    #14 4 years ago

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