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id: Rage not coming out this year

id: Rage not coming out this year

id Software has confirmed that Rage will be delayed until next year at the very least.

id Software's Todd Hollenshead has said that the developer's next game, Rage, will not be released in 2009 at all. A 2010 release is apparently much more likely.

Chatting in the latest episode of GameTrailers TV, company co-founder Todd Hollenshead confirmed that the rumours were true and that the game will flat-out "not be out this year".

Rage is looking to be an unusual move for the developer, which has previously nearly always made oppressively gothic-feeling games, like Quake and Doom. Rage will apparently be a much more open racing-shooter type of game set in a post-apocalyptic styled wasteland.

Rage was first unveiled back in 2007, but has taken a long time to develop owing to id Software's creation of a brand new engine for the game, dubbed id Tech 5.

While Hollenshead didn't give a reason for the delay, the speculation at the moment is that the developer may be having problems with the compression required to squeeze the game down onto two DVDs for the Xbox 360 version. That, or the team is trimming and redesigning areas of the game so that isn't an issue.

Disappointed at the delay or still hopeful for the final release? Let us know in the forums.

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Bauul 10th March 2009, 13:55 Quote
Nooooooooooooooooooo..........

Although of course I'd rather they got it right than they got it out early.
Goty 10th March 2009, 14:11 Quote
If only they released this exclusively on the PC, we wouldn't be having this problem. (Heck, they could even have released it on the PS3 and not had this problem!)
Jack_Pepsi 10th March 2009, 15:03 Quote
I wish someone would leak some updated imagery for this game, I'm waiting (im)patiently.
wafflesomd 10th March 2009, 15:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Goty
If only they released this exclusively on the PC, we wouldn't be having this problem. (Heck, they could even have released it on the PS3 and not had this problem!)

After watching some interviews about the engine. It would appear that releasing on multiple platforms has nothing to do with the delay.
cjoyce1980 10th March 2009, 15:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by wafflesomd
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goty
If only they released this exclusively on the PC, we wouldn't be having this problem. (Heck, they could even have released it on the PS3 and not had this problem!)

After watching some interviews about the engine. It would appear that releasing on multiple platforms has nothing to do with the delay.

your right, seems like the game don't have the final polish that there after.

good on id for delaying the game to ensure that when it is released, there are a few flaws as possible.
perplekks45 10th March 2009, 16:32 Quote
As with every id game... I want it! NOW!

Well, we're used to waiting for the best games, aren't we?
ssj12 10th March 2009, 19:25 Quote
ok good, can I have Wolfenstein now?
Star*Dagger 11th March 2009, 09:52 Quote
iD has always had a "when it is done" policy, good to see them stick to it.
cheeriokilla 12th March 2009, 20:45 Quote
They have everything under covers too much... As far as I've seen it's not such a jump from the already outstanding CryENGINE 2... Come on ID show us what you got! give us more info! only thing I hear from this game is "delayed,delayed,delayed"
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