As creators of the first person shooter genre, id Software have a lot to live up to. Yes, they have delivered unto us Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein. Games that made things like Call of Duty, Halo and Battlefield all possible. Id’s latest game, RAGE, sees the company attempting to raise the bar on the FPS genre to give fans something more than just a regular gun play experience.
This first behind the scenes video id has put out, aptly titled, “The Legacy of id”, talks about the company’s history and contributions to first person shooter games. Obviously, being a RAGE video, there will also be discussion regarding the October launching title, including how the id Tech 5 engine will be playing a large role in making RAGE what it is.
Upon viewing any footage of RAGE, gamers should find themselves hard-pressed to not agree that it is, in fact, one of the best looking games on a console today. Id will have a lot to live up to, especially from their last statement equating RAGE as the filet mignon of shooters. Judging from the latest Rage gameplay trailer, they might have to work a little harder to beat other games like BioShock: Infinite. Take a look at the video below and reach your own conclusions, though.
Indisputably, id Tech 5 is a very powerful tool. At the very least, players should applaud John Carmack’s ability to create and build game design engines that can give us results like what is showcased in this video. The technical aspects, like running 60 frames per second while still retaining high graphical quality, is very impressive. It’s easy to see that id really wants RAGE to be something special for both gamers and the company. Even Tim Willits, creative director at id, confessed that the corridor shooter that was Doom 3 was not something they enjoyed.
RAGE is one of those games that will have something to prove when it releases. There are some aspects in RAGE that have been pioneered by other titles, as well as an inevitable comparison to another well known open-world shooter, Borderlands. In this particular case, RAGE needs that substance to outweigh its graphical superiority for once, especially if it wants to be able to compete in a month that will also see the release of Battlefield 3.
RAGE is releasing on October 4, 2011 for PS, PS3 and Xbox 360.
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