id Software boss Tim Willits has told VG247 that RAGE’s first DLC will hit soon after the shooter’s release, and that ongoing development of the new IP is being structured to allow “other platform games, sequels and prequels.”
Speaking to Joe Anderson at EG Expo in London last weekend, Willits said simply, “Yes,” when asked if the game would be supported with downloadable content.
“The framework is there, and we plan on supporting the game soon after launch.
“We do think this is an important brand for us and we want to maximise the brand and also let people see that we are committed to this product.”
Willits added that the RAGE universe has been specifically designed to allow spin-off products on multiple platforms.
“One of the things we have done with RAGE is make the universe much richer than we have with our other games,” he said.
“You can imagine that stuff happened before you got there, and stuff will happen after you leave. We wanted to make a rich world that we can expand on through iPhone games, other platform games, sequels and prequels.”
Willits showed off a long demo of the upcoming shooter at EG Expo 2010, and we liveblogged the Friday session.
The developer confirmed at the show that multiplayer details wouldn’t emerge until next year.
RAGE releases for PS3, 360 and PC in 2011.