Rage Franchise Not Dead – Does This Make You Happy?
According to id Software co-founder Tim Willits, the Rage IP has not been left for dead. I’m so punny.
In a recent chat with Joystiq, Willits was asked if id Software was going to return to 2011’s Rage and maybe release a sequel.
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“I’m proud of what we did, I’m proud of the universe that we built, the franchise is not dead,” Willits replied.
“We’re not doing anything immediately with it, but when I designed the universe, I designed it in such a way that it would be easy to step back into.
“I’m still proud that we did something that was different, it wasn’t like the games that we’ve done in the past.”
Willits explained that innovations made to the id Tech 5 engine during Rage’s development have been carried over to future games from the studio.
“We’re adding stuff into it based on the new consoles, and it’s allowed people to make different games because the technology is flexible and robust and works on everything”, he said.
Personally, I’m not even remotely interested in Rage being continued. Perhaps that’s harsh to say, but it’s one of the few games I’ve played where I literally couldn’t find a noticeable talking point. The first twenty minutes of Rage was representative of how it would be for the next twenty hours. It was fun for a time, but played it completely safe, got old fast, had zero variety and seemed totally purposeless.
That said, I am intrigued to see what id Software do next.