Rage 2 Dev Working With Just Cause Studio; PS4, Xbox One, PC Confirmed

We've yet to see gameplay, but here's what we know so far.


The first official details about the newly confirmed Rage 2 have been revealed. While the initial trailer didn't do much except to establish its returning post-apocalyptic setting and the possibility of a sillier tone, we've now learned about its confirmed platforms and a new developer. [Update: We've now gotten the first gameplay trailer.]

Following the trailer's release, Bethesda has published a page on its website devoted to Rage 2. There's not a whole lot there, but in lieu of a full reveal, it does share some key details. For starters, the game is coming to the platforms you'd expect--PC, PS4, and Xbox One--based on box art displayed there.

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In terms of what Rage 2 is all about, the basic overview is also basically what you would guess: "Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. Rage 2 brings together a true open-world FPS experience where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything."

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Most interesting is an easily missed detail in the website's footer. It notes that Rage 2 is "developed in association with Avalanche Studios." Avalanche is the studio best known for the over-the-top open-world Just Cause series, although it more recently was responsible for 2015's open-world Mad Max game. Its involvement makes sense given Rage 2's open-world nature and Mad Max-style setting and characters.

What wasn't immediately clear was the involvement of id Software, the developer of the first Rage. Bethesda has, however, confirmed with GameSpot that Rage 2 is a "collaboration" between id and Avalanche. The official Rage account subsequently tweeted out another joke referencing its reaction to the recent Walmart leak:

Rage 2 does not yet have a release date, but a gameplay reveal trailer is due out on Tuesday, May 15. We can also safely expect to hear much more during Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference on June 10.

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