Thu, Jun 09, 2011 | 01:39 BST
RAGE 2 extremely likely, but not for Wii U
Id Software has commented that Rage 2 is almost guaranteed, but don’t look for it on the Wii U.
“The Nintendo market is a tough market for us to get into,” creative director Tim Willits told Eurogamer.
“A lot of first party games, a lot of licensed games – those are the ones that have done the best on that platform. I’d love it if we can get a hardcore FPS community going and build on it, but it’s tough.
“I think we should keep our toes where we know best,” he concluded.
Willits also commented that “stability in the consoles is good”, allowing developers to put their experience on both major consoles to good use, concentrating on game design.
In contradiction, id’s legendary head of technology John Carmack told Gamespot the studio’s next major project after DOOM 4 is probably destined for the next hardware generation.
“I am working on next-generation engine technology and what we’ll be doing with graphics when we start really rethinking it. It’s likely that the project after Doom 4, the next major one, will be designed around being cross-generational,” he said.
Asked whether a sequel to RAGE is on the cards – a likely candidate for this next project – Carmack said is is planning on it.
“We haven’t got a formal, official announcement, but we’re certainly headed in that direction,” he said.
RAGE, id’s first new IP in years, is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September.