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id confirms Rage, Quake Zero, Quake XBLA

id confirms Rage, Quake Zero, Quake XBLA

id Software has made a string of announcements this week, including the new Rage title and two new Quake games.

Alright, alright - so I was wrong with my prediction about id Software's new game. It isn't Quest, the long-abandoned RPG/FPS discussed in the history of id, Masters of Doom. It is, in fact, Rage - a truly brand new IP.

Rage, unveiled at QuakeCon '07, will be a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter built inside the idTech 5 engine. The engine is apparently the same on 360, PC and PS3, so that there's no need for complex porting to different platforms. The engine also allows levels to be edited in real-time. The new trailer (below) for Rage shows the usual technical brilliance we've come to expect of any id Software game.

Rage is, according to rumours, set to be an open-ended game with a sandbox approach and a mixed focus on FPS combat and driving. Valve and id have recently announced that the entire id back-catalogue, everything from Commander Keen to Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, is now available over Steam but there's no word yet on whether Rage too will be a Steam title.

Also at QuakeCon, id unveiled two new games which will revisit its extensive back-catalogue of games. The first is Quake Arena: Arcade, a version of Quake III which will be available over Xbox 360 Live Arcade and which is, reportedly being developed by Pi Studios.

The second game is also a Quake game, titled Quake Zero. It'll be a browser-based version of the original Quake which can be played for free and which will be ad-supported.

id Software also took the chance to confirm the release date for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, which will hit shelves in Europe on September 28. The North American version will be available on October 2. The Xbox 360 version of the game is still in development and has no confirmed date just yet.

Psyched about Rage, or is Quake Zero more to your old-school tastes? Let us know what you think in the forums, after you've checked out the trailer for Rage, of course.

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Zurechial 6th August 2007, 11:05 Quote
Quake 3 on X360?
Oh the horror..

Railgunning with an analog stick..

Porting FPSes to Consoles..Just because they can, doesn't mean they should..


Rage looks graphically stunning, but I'll be interested to see if the game lives up to the engine or if ID are just providing another (good) new engine with a promotional game attached.
Either way, it's definitely one to keep an eye on. :D
DarkLord7854 6th August 2007, 11:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
Rage looks graphically stunning, but I'll be interested to see if the game lives up to the engine or if ID are just providing another (good) new engine with a promotional game attached.
Either way, it's definitely one to keep an eye on. :D

Agreed :)
Jamie 6th August 2007, 11:22 Quote
I'd be happy to see Quake3 on the 360 if you could plug in a keyboard an mouse.
CardJoe 6th August 2007, 11:28 Quote
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/08/04/video-walk-through-of-ids-tech-5-with-john-carmack/

Handy link for those techno-minded readers who want to know more about the idTech 5 engine.
benjamyn 6th August 2007, 11:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
Quake 3 on X360?
Oh the horror..

Railgunning with an analog stick..

Porting FPSes to Consoles..Just because they can, doesn't mean they should..

Dual analogue isn't that bad you know, and why shouldn't they release it on consoles as they can? several people would love to buy this game on XBLA (Seen from the reaction to the rumours about it ages ago) and it's not like they're forcing you to buy it or somehow making the whole quake name a joke is it?

not trying to have a go but I really don't understand why people have a go at them doing stuff like this when really it's just giving fans something they like.

For me it'll be an instant purchase.


Also heard a rumour of it coming to DS
Zurechial 6th August 2007, 11:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by benjamyn
Dual analogue isn't that bad you know

True, of course, but it's not all that good either. :p
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Originally Posted by Jamie
I'd be happy to see Quake3 on the 360 if you could plug in a keyboard an mouse.

Same here, but then I have Quake 3 on my PC with native keyboard & mouse support and none of the Dumbed-down-for-consoles™ changes which will inevitably be made. :p
Bear in mind that the masses will be playing it on their joypads, so changes will have to be made to accomodate them.

If people want Quake 3 on their 360s then great, port it and let them have it - It's no skin off my nose. I just don't think it'll work and I don't think the Halo-adoring masses will appreciate it.

Quake 3 'worked' because it was fast-paced, fluid and designed as unadulterated deathmatch fun.
Turning it into an awkward, slow, inaccurate console-FPS will kill everything about Q3A that made it a good DM game.


Maybe they'll get it right.. but I think there are 2 chances of that. :p
I won't be playing it on my non-existent 360 so I don't really care all that much :p

(If it seems like I'm bitter, it's only because I'm sick of good games being ruined by console ports - At least in this case the game is being ported late, so the PC version goes untouched. Shadowrun & Deus Ex Invisible War, anyone?)
Zurechial 6th August 2007, 13:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
http://kotaku.com/gaming/wee-version/quake-arena-for-the-ds-286204.php

Quake 3 on the DS>?!?!

Maybe it'll be something akin to the Doom RPG for mobile phones? :)
Andy Mc 6th August 2007, 14:04 Quote
Rage? sounds like someone has been watching too much 28 days/weeks later.........
Hells_Bliss 6th August 2007, 14:11 Quote
completely off topic from a console point of view, but all ID games are on Steam now! :D w00t for commander keen!
yakyb 6th August 2007, 14:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hells_Bliss
completely off topic from a console point of view, but all ID games are on Steam now! :D w00t for commander keen!



yeah could you imagine trying to say that 3 years ago when HL2 and D3 were going head to head
Swafeman 6th August 2007, 14:34 Quote
quake 3 arcade - mint idea
devdevil85 6th August 2007, 18:32 Quote
Graphics look superb. Especially the facial movements and the body movements. Is it DX10 based? Knowing Carmack, he probably stuck with DX9, but who knows...
DXR_13KE 7th August 2007, 16:08 Quote
very very cool game this "rage", and as for all of ID on steam..... AWESOME!!!!
Bauul 7th August 2007, 16:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by devdevil85
Graphics look superb. Especially the facial movements and the body movements. Is it DX10 based? Knowing Carmack, he probably stuck with DX9, but who knows...

It's DX9 based, Carmack's stated that in actual fact, there's nothing in DX10 that remotely interests him. Looks frigging sweet for a DX9 game.

And can I just point out... native cloth physics. That's on in the eye for Ageia.
Amon 7th August 2007, 16:34 Quote
The competitive driving on Rage looks nice. Dangerously nice.
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