id holds back Rage

Postapocalyptic first-person shooter's release date pushed back to increasingly packed October 4, will now launch against Dark Souls, Twisted Metal, and The Darkness II.

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Fans of id Software have been waiting seven years for Rage, the first original intellectual property for consoles from the developer since 1996's Quake. They'll need to wait a little bit longer, as id has pushed the game back from its previously announced September 13 release date, and it will now arrive in stores on October 4.

Nothing builds rage like a good delay.

While the delay may give the developers more time to work on the game, it also puts the open-world first-person shooter up against some stiff competition. Among the games currently slated for release on the same day are Dark Souls, Twisted Metal, NBA 2K12, and The Darkness II.

Rage is set on a postapocalyptic Earth in the midst of recovering from an asteroid collision, where humans have emerged from underground "arks" much like the vaults in the Fallout games. Players assume the role of a survivor who has emerged from an ark and has been subsequently outfitted with an array of performance-enhancing nanotechnology and some powerful ranged weaponry. It is based on the id Tech 5 engine, the latest development toolset crafted by the company's chief technical officer, John Carmack.

For more on Rage, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

283 comments
nyran125
nyran125

this wont be anything like Borderlands lol. This is id software we are talking about. this will be some sick and twisted hardcore sht. cant wait. lol.

Mar044
Mar044

bethesda........why you brought me fallout and oblivion i needed something to fill in the gap between the new elder scrolls....now i have to wait......:(

Rand401
Rand401

Good things come to those that wait.....

Bladestop
Bladestop

This game looks epic, and I really want to play it. Just a pity that I'll have to wait another 12 years to play it. Anyone else feel that way?

it009x9281
it009x9281

@valcrist09 Borderlands was fun and still is.

midway_nights
midway_nights

i am anxiously waiting for this game as its a IDs game and john carmack behind it, but i dont know why i have a really bad feeling coming for this game.

expatriat
expatriat

will buy all 4 of them muahahahahahha

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

%$%#! I just might go broke this october! Twisted metal, Dark Souls, BF3, Rage, Ratchet and Clank? Craziness

valcrist09
valcrist09

do people not realize this game was way into developement before boarderlands lol.. Rage looks to be a much more serious SP game. Boarderlands was just a silly coop game with a stupid story and just so happend to take place in a post apoc world.. lol might as well say FO3 looks like boarderlands too.

Thing1232
Thing1232

lol id, "It's done when it's done."

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

@zeebenzene Lol looking at your amount of thumbs, I think you and I are the only ones who got that joke. :P

PseudoElite
PseudoElite

Can't wait for this, Borderlands 2! ... I mean Rage sorry.

Kilikan5670
Kilikan5670

I think this is a good idea what with all the game company hacking.Whats the point in it going out with the chance of more people's accounts being compromised?

jollybest1
jollybest1

this game is developed by id so i have great expectations from them

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

Waiting seven years for Rage? They trying to compete with Duke for longest game in production award?

Agent-M
Agent-M

Bethesda has been releasing flop after flop of crappy games lately. Although I would love another great game to play, I just can't have hope for this game.

AloeVera4
AloeVera4

Borderlands with better graphics!

MrCoolGuy420
MrCoolGuy420

I think rage will be one of the best games released for 2011 I just hope it does'nt get cancelled like true crime hong kong I was really looking forward to playing that game then it got cancelled

safaridriver
safaridriver

This game looks sweet.....But is just me or does it seem like when Bethesda releases a game it doesn't develop they seem to be absolute garbage.

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

Damn, second time this year we are going to have at least 3 big releases on the same day.

theslimdavylp
theslimdavylp

Delay if you must, but get it done right please, kthanksbai

kellymae
kellymae

Why is it always the games I want that get pushed back?

crazimax
crazimax

this is a perfect reason to get gamefly..October and November are the perfect months this year to have gamefly

AdrianWrz
AdrianWrz

I guess i get Disgaea 4 and Dead Island in September.... =p White Knight Chronciles 2 in August and October i get Dark Souls, Rage and Battelfield 3 and in november Elder Scroll V

TimonQ
TimonQ

...and only Dark Souls will be a day 1 buy.

darkgroudon
darkgroudon

Well, i was definitely planning on getting in on sep 13th, (my birthday)... guess it's gonna have to wait till next year, now.

Frosty192
Frosty192

that sucks...oh well dark souls probably then.

Steel_Rain777
Steel_Rain777

damn now i gotta decide between this and Dark souls...guess ill get both that day

RonTorque
RonTorque

Why does this game keeps delaying? I want to have it so bad.

ccusick
ccusick

Having bought a few games on the same day... it is a total waste. Two ways that plays out. 1- if one of the games sucks, and you don't finish it, then it was a waste of money. 2- If the game is great, like Mass Effect, or CofD 4, or even good like Fallout, or Dead space, or Borderlands... it's going to be a month or two or three before finishing, playing online, getting to prestige again... and by that time, you could have picked up the 'other' games on eBay for half price. I have done this a few times, and now try not to. But the reason all this stuff comes out in November is Christmas. Even if I have promised myself not to buy 3 80hour commitments at the same time, when asked what I want for a present, I say video game. Thus -- We need a graph of dollars of revenue per week or month to show us all why the release calendar in November is packed. As is typical, the answer is: Money. For me, the real question is -- am I going to spend the holiday season leveling up on MW3, or Battlefield 3? Being old -- I don't have time for both.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

This is starting to look like Duke Nukem forever. If you read the interview you can tell Carmack has been really frustrated by all the delays. I just hope it lives up to its potential. As far as the competition, I don't know that that'll be a factor--none of the games mentioned are direct competitors to Rage (i.e. Dark Souls and NBA 2K12) .

jimlbunch
jimlbunch

sure it gives them more time on the game, but dog gone it I am in a game lapse here, I need a new game. I have played to death the ones I have. 11.11.11 is the ultimate date for me, but I felt I could drag rage out till then, Now i feel I will be rushing the darn thing.

PCbadjer
PCbadjer

They should release Rage the end of July or early August since there are no other worthy games worth getting between Duke and Gears. I'm getting Gears 3 in September, BF3 and Twisted Metal in October. Maybe MW3 and Skyrim in November if I have any money left. I don't think I'm gonna have enough time or funds around then to even blink an eye at Rage. What a poor release date decision.

risseer23
risseer23

Well if twisted metal is anything like the first 2 games it's a sell..Thank god i have money saved up so if both TM and Rage are great games i will grab both of em.Darkness 2 isn't something i will get the first one was meh so i am not sure about this one.Dark souls looks awesome but i know if its too hard i will just move on.11.1.11 can't wait for it..

TacticalELJ
TacticalELJ

i am sure that the awesomeness of the game will make us forget all about the delay

brow3458
brow3458

I wonder what other games are going to change there date to Oct 4.

Lunastra78
Lunastra78

There's no competition between the games in question: Dark Souls is the one to get.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

All these game developers need to realise they are really oversaturating the market with too many good games in the october/november period (especially November, holy crap) and need to spread this stuff out. I want a lot of the games coming out in October/November, and to be honest i'll only be buying 3 of them at best, and not even because of money constraints, i'll just have no time to play absolutely every single title that has got my interest.

Exia_FRZ
Exia_FRZ

Why do they release all the the great games at the same season??? BF3, Skyrim, AC:Revelations, Dark Souls, Now Rage.. Where am i gonna get the money from??

DecorusMortuus
DecorusMortuus

Haha, sucks for those other games. I'm kind of expecting Rage to sell really well.

flexin007
flexin007

Better than the same day as Gears for 360 gamers.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

@WarGrad bordelands was the single best on line co-op game EVER made. They are two compleltly games.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

This game is just a warm up for Doom 4

firstshot29
firstshot29

DARN U!!! now I will have to buy 2 games that day.

WarGrad
WarGrad

Hopefully this will be the game that Borderlands should have been.

Obsidan3
Obsidan3

"Fans of id Software have been waiting seven years for Rage, the first original intellectual property for consoles from the developer since 1996's Quake." Consoles, what? Get the f+ck out of here. It's like the PC gaming platform doesn't even register with people anymore. This faux pas is particularly irksome since it's reasonable to assume there's way more interest for RAGE amongst PC gamers (not to mention id's legacy on PC).

FkThisName
FkThisName

@zeebenzene nice one, I enjoyed.

Tacoholic23
Tacoholic23

@payne6705 I also love id's work, I've also been spectacle about this one. I seems to have he same art design in the trailer as borderlands game uses. From what I've read/ heard, it's going to knockout.