Rage's Matt Hooper Talks id Tech 5, Multiplayer & Keeping the Gameplay Fresh
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id Software know a thing or two about shooters. After all, they effectively spawned the whole bloody genre - so you have them to thank for the million and one shooters these days.

Their next effort though - their most recent IP creation since Quake, I do believe (yes, that's 15 years ago!) - is Rage, a post apocalyptic, single-player orientated shooter. Having recently announced that Rage would ship with a Combat Rally multiplayer mode and a co-op mode, we picked id Software's Design Director, Matt Hooper's brain and asked why there was no competitive multiplayer - a la deathmatch - why they chose this route, how they'd keep the gameplay fresh and what the future held for the id Tech 5 engine. A lot apparently!

Delve in to find out what he had to say for himself.

Rage is scheduled for a September 13th and September 16th release in North America and Europe respectively.


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Comment #1 by Super_Shot_Sammy
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 03:54:57 PM
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rage looks good

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Comment #2 by Cortex369
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 03:56:24 PM
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Can't wait for the release of this game

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Comment #3 by xbfrittsox360
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 03:57:40 PM
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I'm curious to see what "fantasy" and "sci-fi" elements they haven't shown us yet are, that he mentioned. Great interview though! Those eyes over Matt's shoulders were distracting however haha.

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Comment #4 by asilent boom
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 04:33:04 PM
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Really looking forward to this. Can't wait to try the MP mode, love vehicular combat.

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Comment #5 by Wabbytax
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 04:33:52 PM
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I hope it turns out good.

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Comment #6 by The Betrayer142
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 04:59:24 PM
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I have no doubt that the campaign will deliver, but I'm feeling a vague tinge of doubt when it comes to the enjoyment of the actual gameplay. Maybe I'm just trying to compare it to other games too much when it may end up being its own very unique and fun game. Here's hoping it's the latter.

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Comment #7 by K1ng K00p4
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 05:49:15 PM
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Hmm. Didn't know it was so single player centric. I've been very curious about the game, much like Brink, as Bethesda is publishing both of them I believe. But without a multiplayer element I'm likely to either rent it or just wait until the price drops. Looks great otherwise.

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Comment #8 by Rogsta
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 06:10:05 AM
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60 frames, 60 frames, woooohoooo, THX ID!!! I´m sick of 640p/30fps!

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Comment #9 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 11:21:10 AM
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Some sort of last stand/horde mode would be perfect for this game in co-op:-)

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US October 04, 2011
Europe October 07, 2011

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