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During this year's QuakeCon, id Software co-founder Tim Willits said that Rage was not meant to be a one-off experience.
Speaking with Joystiq, Willits didn't announce any formal plans for a Rage sequel, but assured that the franchise has not been abandoned.
"I'm proud of what we did, I'm proud of the universe that we built. The franchise is not dead. 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."
For more on Rage, be sure to check out our review from when the game released back in 2011.
Our TakeIn our review for the game, Andrew Reiner described the game's story and ending this way:
"Just when it seems this story might produce a meaty plot thread, the game ends unexpectedly with no major confrontation or sense of victory leading up to it. The best comparison I can think of is if Star Wars ended with Obi-Wan lowering the Death Star’s tractor beam. Roll credits."
The story and world proved to be the game's most disappointing aspect, and as such, we certainly wouldn't complain about id giving it another go. There's more that can happen in Rage's world, and after the first game's disappointing ending, we wouldn't mind diving back in.
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Good. I like Rage a lot. The gameplay was great, the enemies were smart (although I would have enjoyed killing more of the larger mutant creatures and not just hundreds of the ghouls), the weapons were varied, and the world seemed to have a good history behind it....we just never really got to experience much outside the short and (ultimately disappointing) story.
I really enjoyed the game, i wouldn't mind a sequel
I thought Rage had a wonderful setting, smooth controls, fun gunplay, and great character. Even though the ending was lackluster I still consider it a good title.
i hope this means rage 2 and not dlc.........
I love RAGE, I started playing it after I got it from the steam summer sale 'cause I've always thought of playing it and instantly fell in love with it, I haven't even beaten it yet and I love it.
I really liked Rage I thought it was way better than Borderlands and I would love a sequel.
Since I got to play Rage for free, it was worth a play-through. That's it. Once I finished, I took it back and haven't thought about it since. Didn't leave much of an impression except for the abrupt ending and the really annoying driving stuff.
There is something that some people might not realize but on the computer with all the graphics settings up this game looks really great and the 360 controller was supported, I think a lot of people who played the console version were underwhelmed. Having said that graphics aren't everything. If they make a sequel they should make it more of an open world instead of the having vast sections blocked off/unaccesable.
This game had so much potential, and I found it very fun to play, but like everyone else here I agree that the ending ruined what might have otherwise been a great game. With the story ending the way it did, I was expecting them to begin developing Rage 2 immediately after shipping Rage. I hope they do make a 2nd game but I won't be playing it until the reviews assure me that the story/ending are worth it.
I can't wait what iD has in store for the fans of the first game. Too bad I really enjoyed the game while all of the other people are constantly hating on it or very disappointed on it.
I played Rage at a friend's house, and the co-op is fun as hell. The gunplay is spot on, just like Mr. Reiner said. I never actually bought the game, but as cheap as it is at GameStop, I should despite the story, and I'd be down for a sequel.
I would love for them to go back to Rage. That ending really ruined the overall experience for me.
The game could have been amazing, but it went no where's. They had a chance to have killer old school multiplay features but they put in a lackluster vehicle chase mode. The entire game just didn't seem to have a real direction. ID/Bethesda just wanted to make a new gaming engine to show off what it could do. In reality it ended up being an engine that paces behind the Unreal engine, Frostbite and CyEngine. In terms of buyers confidence, I no longer have that with ID based titles.
If they stick to the same repetitive gameplay, lack of story and overall blandness, they better make sure it looks really pretty again.
loved this game it was a classic take on ids playstyles. looking forward to a sequal. also this game still LOOKS amazing
I actually thought Rage was fairly good. Was waiting for another one to come out but I guess I'll be waiting awhile now. :-/ Loved The Mutant Bash T.V. game show. I even loved the card game. Ok now i want to play it again.....
I liked Rage so i hope their will be a sequel.
Rage was a better game than most give it credit for. I hope the second one takes off where the first ended. The game needs a real ending. The scorchers DLC for this game is a MUST! Ever wonder why the hell they put a jackpots casino in the game and the never let you use it? Well with the DLC you can. At five bucks its worth dusting off the game setting it to nightmare difficulty and having some fun.