QuakeCon: Rage is All The Rage

By Alec Meer on July 31st, 2008 at 10:22 pm.

We’re not out at this year’s QuakeCon, currently turning downtown Dallas into a frenzy of happy meatheadness, because we all have a pathological terror of large, whooping Texan men. Eurogamer’s Tom Bramwell is a far bolder fellow than we however, so he is out there, and already he’s wheedled some tasty facts on id’s next game, Rage, out of project lead Tim Willits. Who has apparently shaved off his moustache, which by my maths makes id 75% more attractive.

Pertinently, Willits clarifies to what extent Rage is a vehicular combat game and to what extent an FPS, offering futher hints that id’s days of corridor-pounders may at last be behind them: “[Rage has] a variety of gameplay that is no longer just run-and-gun.”

He also lets slip that the release date is not as far out as 2011. Read the full story here, and keep an eye on EG’s front page in a couple of hours’ time for their live-bloggification of the press conference, at which new Rage footage is expected. Maybe even some Doom 4 – y’never know.

Here’s the most recent Rage trailer, in case you missed it last time

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  1. Mo says:

    Yay, QuakeCon! I can’t wait for Carmack’s keynote … 1.5 hours worth of non-scripted, honest, engaging talk.

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  2. Joe says:

    I just hope they will open Quake Live for the public, the rest can wait.

  3. Valentin Galea says:

    +1 for what Mo said

    I miss Carmack’s .plan file…

  4. MetalCircus says:

    I’m still not sold on Rage to be honest. I like the setting though.

  5. Saflo says:

    Have they even tried “selling” it yet, though? So far it’s just Mad Max/Hills Have Eyes and a lady in a funny hat.

  6. RichPowers says:

    Quake Live is where it’s at. Pure deathmatch goodness with new bloods who won’t utterly own you round after round!

  7. SwiftRanger says:

    Shacknews has an extended trailer.

    edit: already posted now on RPS, you guys can read minds, nm.

  8. Diogo Ribeiro says:

    I bet you’ve wanted to make that ‘Rage’ pun ever since the game was announced :P