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id Responds to Rage PS3 Concerns

Following up on word that, at this stage in development, the Xbox 360 version of Rage runs faster than the PlayStation 3 build, new details have surfaced, indicating PS3 owners should have nothing to worry about when the game is eventually released.

"We are committed to ensuring that gamers on all platforms have a great RAGE experience," developer id said of the "ruckus" in a Twitter update.

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GWAVE2936d ago

I'll know it when I see it. Until then, let the fanboy wars...er..."speculation& quot; journalism continue.

lociefer2936d ago

why did they even had to state that, they shoulve kept their mouth shut until the release,+ there better not be a flat texture on my ps3 version , i love id games and i wanna get this on my ps3

Bnet3432936d ago

I think I'll play it safe and wait for reviews for both versions see what people say.

GarandShooter2936d ago

Exactly, lociefer, why would they make a statement that they'll eventually have to retract, or at least have to do damage control for?

I guess the words were flying before the brain could stop it.

Jaces2936d ago

If that's the case then why the hell would he comment on something so stupid and irrelevant, saying this version will run better when in fact the damn game isn't even finished yet.

mastiffchild2936d ago

Iociefer, Jaces and Co-I know. Carmack has been tying himself in knots trying to appease the fanboys on all sides of the divide all through Rage's dev process. First the reduction of game world and why, then going on about lead platform, then the PS3 version isn't up to speed and now more damage control that should never have been needed if he had kept schtum anyway!

The game looks cool, mind, and if iD can keep away from the contradictory statements maybe we can all stop worrying and go back to just thinking about the bloody game, no?

XDF2936d ago

Didn't the developer of Ghostbusters said the same thing?

Lets wait till the game is out before we jump to conclusion.

PirateThom2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

He didn't say any version was going to be "better".

He said, at the time, the 360 and PC versions were 60fps and the PS3 was 30fps because of the way they had the split the work load on the PS3.

The 360 has always been ahead in development on Rage, but at no point in the interview did he say the PS3 version would stay at that, just that it was behind at the moment in time.

@XDF - No, the developer of Ghostbusters said the PS3 version would be the best and it would rid the world of Terrorism and AIDS.

Greywulf2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

1. Games are released, IGN/Gamespot says its fine and the same. 7/10
2. Beyond3d scans, PS3 has less AA when you zoom in, and a texture that is blury in one corner.
3. Bloodmask will post the find on N4G.
4. Everyone will pretend they are buying some definitive game of the season(see Pure,GRID,and every single off road racing title that sucks compared to motorstorm2 both gameplay & visually) Im sure the FPS part wont top KZ2.. just a stretch though..
5. Motorstorm2 & Killzone2 runs better/looks better. Still.
6. People ignore the fact that all ps3 versions of multiplat type titles all perform and look better, which erodes any argument about a consoles potential power(since all anyone has seen from the 360 is the unreal engine and uh. what was it... ghostbusters?)
7. The servers of said off-road game will be empty within a week due to the next expansion of some FPS or new shooter, and that the game was low rated to begin with.
8. Everyone will wait for the next multiplatform game to prove that the PS3's titles still run circles around the industry as we know it. But that when its in the hands of people that don't know how to use it, it runs a little worse than the full effort of the 360. Or they will ignore that truth depending on which side of the fanboy fence they are... either way

rinse & repeat.

SupaPlaya2936d ago

anything that compares the two consoles can be taken out of context. Unless all the multiplat devs claim that all versions are equal at any point of their development, you can't really stop the fanboys from turning nothing into something.

So basically to the devs: if someone asks you for the status of a multiplat game development all you are allowed to say is:

both version are currently equal.

I don't believe they said it to isolate one camp or to make sure PS3 gamers will feel gimped and not buy their games. They were telling the truth, then this.

GameForFame2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

I dont see id dropping something that is drastically inferior on the PS3, but that doesn't stop people from jumping on every little thing. No release date even for the game and people are acting like it's coming out tomorrow and "teh ps3 is d00med"

La Chance2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

I'm a PS3 owner and I'm not concerned at all because as usual..."I'll get it for PC" :D

RememberThe3572936d ago

You hit the nail on the head. He was letting us in on how things are going right now, you guys need to stop getting so butt hurt off of all this.

@La Chance: Go to sleep...

PixlSheX2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

I'm a PS3 owner and I'm not concerned at all because as usual... I'll save the money for another game..

OnlyOnN4G2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

Well the the E3 build of GoW3 ran at 720p but the final retail build will run at 1080p, so i dont see why by the time of release, RAGE wouldnt be running at 60fps, especially as they have a team dedicated to the PS3 version

IdleLeeSiuLung2936d ago

Why do developers say stuff like this and then have to do damage control later on? Isn't it better to keep your mouth shut!

Lich1202936d ago

Because people like to hear from devs on how things are going. It's interesting. Aside from N4G and a few other sites, this sort of comment doesn't always degrade into a fanboy squabble.

Tony P2936d ago

I'm starting to believe "Rage" is the perfect name for this game.

phosphor1122936d ago

even when Carmack said that the textures on the 360 version flickered as you moved closer and farther away. While the PS3 version ran at around 20-30 fps. But we know how this "journalism" works. You pick and choose what you like.

Lawliet2936d ago

C'mon, obviously someone force him to make all these up or his just trying to hype up the game since we haven got any news about it for months! Think about it, when was the last time PS3 games ever got a slow loading? What do you think the long mandatory installation was for? Unless Carmack boy want to say he ain't gonna use that, then everything might have make sense that his an idiot!

Alvadr2936d ago

Serously they should have thought about what they were saying in the first place...

How did they expect blood thirsty childish fanboys to react when you say something is better on one console than another...

I think it could have been planned to spread awareness of the new engine and build up hype

LoVeRSaMa2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

We all know how much of a 360 fanboy Carmack is, he was rooting the 360 right before development, and was dissopointed that it had to but pushed onto more then 1 disc for it...

Now we find out that the PS3 version isn't as good, even though numerous developers have proven that the PS3 versions can easily outshine on multi plat.

Something tells me that the same amount of effort was not applied to both versions, or that the developers lack skill, the name "Vale" comes into play when I read this article and it refers to Carmack.

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JsonHenry2936d ago

So people are angry with Carmack for being honest? I am not understanding what the problem is here. He said it was behind (at the moment) but it will be on par when the final product launches.

So what is the fuss about?

Poopface the 2nd2935d ago

The guy was being honest. Unlike you, he doesnt care about fanboy bickering. We all know the game isnt close to done. He says it will run at 60 FPS as well. How about you call him a liar if the final product isnt up to par.

I guess you would all rather have him lie right up to release day. Now that we know this he will probably let us know when the ps3 version is running at 60FPs.

Who cares what he says anyways, if he cant deliver on ps3 he will be labeled "lazy, stupid and a failure" by the fanboys.

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-Mezzo-2936d ago

I do not care which version is better, i just want the game to deliver gameplay wise.

badz1492936d ago

many out there will think otherwise! when it comes to exclusive, if it doesn't look good, they will say, gameplay is more important but in terms of multiplat, gameplay comes 2nd, superior gfx comes 1st! that's what I learned from N4G but still don't know weather that's a good lesson or not!

but the dev shouldn't just come out and spit the differences for any mean if they are trying to make all versions look and play the same - be it storage problem or programming problem because it will surely sparks a fanboys war! but I do understand that RAGE devs desire an amount of hype for their game is like moving under the radar of many gamers and media for so long now and fanboys war is 1 of the cheapest method of HYPE! just look from now on, they will come more frequent with the updates of their game until they release it later! they desperately want attention! anybody can quote me on that!

-Mezzo-2936d ago

I agree with you, this is nothing more then a marketing strategy. well said.

raztad2936d ago

Agree about the gameplay, I just hope it doesnt suck, Carmack last games have been far from stellar.

I'm expecting Rage to be a decent looking game, nothing to brag about regardless the platform. Do you remember the infamous MAGATEXTURE? it was used in Quake Wars.

I'm much more excited about Doom 4. Dark claustrophobic corridor games is what Carmack does best.

SaberEdge2936d ago

I just read the Rage feature in GameInformer and the game sounds really good to me. And nobody with eyes can deny that the graphics are some of the best we have seen.

raztad2936d ago

@Saber

OK. I bet you those screens are from the PC version. Furthermore, you always can make good looking screens (textures and some static lightning) but the real game, running at decent speed (60fps/720p is not a easy task, look at MW2), with full AI, dynamic lighting, particle effects, everything ON at the same time is other thing. There are too many ways for this game to reach 60 fps, I'm assuming textures will be high quality (megatextures), sub-hd resolutions is one of them. Few to none effects, poor collision detection, etc etc.

Lets hope id doesnt pull another Quake Wars.

Nineball21122936d ago

@ Saber... I agree with you. I think the screenshots I've seen look pretty good and I'm really interested in this game.

I really hope the PS3 version isn't gimped and I can't imagine it will be.

Anyways... the premise of the game seems really cool to me. I'll be definitely checking this one out.

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-Mezzo-2936d ago

If the people working on Rage are lazy ass like most developers then only PS3 version will suffer other then that it would/should be as good as any other.

360 man2936d ago

i shall be getting the superior 360 version

DelbertGrady2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

Lazy developers!! When's the last time id software made a good game? Who needs multiplat games when you have GT5, MAG and Unsharted 2 coming out!? NOT ME CRAPBOTZ!!!

I'll be getting the superior PC version and play it on full settings on my gaming rig.