Rage is an upcoming first-person shooter and racing video game in development by id Software. It will use the company’s new id Tech 5 engine. The game was announced on August 2, 2007 at QuakeCon.
Information available so far indicates that the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world similar to that of movies such as Mad Max 2. In an interview with GameSpot, designer Tim Willits revealed that the game is set in the near future following a comet collision with the earth. Influences on the driving and racing gameplay include games such as MotorStorm and Burnout, according to another Willits interview by Shacknews. Players will be able to upgrade their cars with money won from races.
Reports indicate that id is developing Rage with a T-for-Teen rating in mind, and that the Gnu/Linux, Xbox 360, Windows, and Mac versions might ship on two, three or four dual-layer dvd discs, while the PS3 version will ship on one Blu-ray Disc. John Carmack has revealed that an uncompressed build of Rage is one terabyte in size.
On July 14, 2008, id announced its decision to partner with Electronic Arts for publication of Rage. Regarding the status of the Linux port after this announcement, John Carmack said “It isn’t a launch platform for us, but an executable may still show up.” On March 9, 2009 the company’s CEO Todd Hollenshead told Gametrailers TV, ‘No, it won’t be out this year’, when asked about a possible release date.
A trailer and several screenshots were released on August 13, 2009 at QuakeCon where it showcased various locations, racing and first person gameplay, and a brief insight into the storyline of the game.