Being their first new intellectual property since Quake in 1996, id Software Creative Director Tim Willits says the “freedom to explore every possible gameplay option” in the Mad Max-ian Rage will allow them to “blow past any expectations” players may have for a new id game.
“Rage at its core is a first-person shooter, but we’ve added so much more to the game,” Willits has told NowGamer, “such as vehicle racing, vehicle combat, a rich story and more colourful characters. Rage really will be something special when it is released and I’m sure our die-hard fans will love it as much as people who’ve never played an id Software game before.”
Speaking of the vehicle combat, Willits says creating a game “with a driving and shooting element so intertwined within it [something id’s never done before] … is exciting and also scary, but a heck of a lot of fun!”
Rage‘s release window continues to be a very vague ‘sometime in 2010’.