Carmack: RAGE development was twice as difficult as imagined

As RAGE trundles on towards completion, programmer John Carmack describes how the game’s development turned out to be “twice as aggressive” as the team had imagined.

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Septic2496d ago

Hmmm that screenshot looks interesting.

I really don't know what to expect from Rage. The multiplayer is, rather oddly, focused solely on vehicular battles and the single player story looks interesting but not much of it has been shown.

This is id software we are talking about so there is no reason why this shouldn't be a great game. Whether it will be eclipsed the torrent of killer apps released later this year is another matter entirely.

JellyJelly2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )

I'm a bit disappointed in him using the word "twice" as measurement. I'd expect something like "RAGE development was 103.74% more difficult than imagined" coming from him.

BrutallyBlunt2496d ago

Lol, true.

I don't see how this is actually 'news'. What keeps happening on N4G is they take an interview and post the article. Then they break-up the interview and create more articles out of it. So what we have is recycled material acting as top stories for the day.

Fishy Fingers2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )

Yep, what I like to call "spoon feeding".

Source interviews sit in their channels at 20 degrees while some cheap site rips a paragraph (often out of context), usual comes up with an "attractive" headline and bam, 1000 degrees.

meetajhu2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )

Idsoftware will take over the title for the creators of the best looking game of this generation.

Crysis->Killzone 2->God of War 3->Cryis 2-> RAGE

DrFUD2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )

Killzone 3 looks and runs better than Crysis 2

You obviously didn't play KZ3 because it did have color

StayStatic2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )

But thats just ps3 , looks and runs great on PC

Killzones color pallet is various shades of dog turd , Uncharted looks way better.

MidnytRain2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )


I liked KZ2's monotoned colors. It fit the game and its themes - like Fallout 3.

NanoSoldier2496d ago

Crysis 2 is technically in every aspect superior to Killzone 2 and 3. But not here on N4PS3G. Sad that N4G has come to this.

ABizzel12496d ago

Fact Killzone 3 runs better and looks better than Crysis 2 on consoles.

FAct Crysis 2 on PC (especially with DX11) looks and can run better than Killzone 3 if you have the PC to run it (which if you have a PC no more than 2 years old you should be ok running it on medium/medium high which still looks great).

TheDivine2496d ago

Idk i played crysis 2 on my 360 and i think it was was way better looking than kz3. It was open compared to linear, had better lighting, less bugs exc. I still loved kz3 especially the jungle level but crysis 2 was far superior. I had to stop playing and just look at the trees and lighting like holy shi* this is on the 360!

ABizzel12494d ago

Killzone 3 is 720p, 30fps locked.

Crysis is subHD, 30fps but drops during action heavy scenes.

Don't get me wrong Crysis looks great, but when you compare both games Killzone looks better.

The difference is you prefer Crysis 2 artstyle over Killzone's. Crysis 2 setting is realistic which allows you to relate to it more than Killzone who goes for a Sci-Fi look. Also Crysis 2 is set in New York and has a ton of buildings and modern architecture, compared to Killzone which has things you can't compare.

The proof is in the pudding no matter how you want to put it. FACT Killzone runs better than Crysis 2, and the only the only reason to pick Crysis over Killzone for graphics is if you prefer realism over Sci-Fi.

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Shanks2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )

Killzone 2 > God of War 3? Are you high?
God of War 3's gameplay looks like a CG movie.
God of War 3 > All.

caseh2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )

I bought GoW 3 a few months back and only recently got around to playing it.
First thing that I really noticed was how good it looked. I wouldn't say its better than everything else about but it is no doubt a sexy looking game.

I'm just astonished that Konami released MGS4 quite early in PS3 life cycle and it still looks amazing even today. Why Konami didn't do anything else with the game engine considering the work that went into it is completely beyond me.

theonlylolking2496d ago (Edited 2496d ago )

You iD fanboys are so annoying. You think everything iD does is sooo great. Well RAGE's graphics on consoles do NOT look any better than black ops.

MW2 looks better than RAGE on consoles. In RAGE the textures are just as mushy as the unreal engine when it is loading the textures. RAGE only has good shaders to try to trick you peeps.

Here is MW2 on xbox 360

Those were just a FEW images to prove my point.

It could technically be superior but if it does not look graphically superior then it does not win.

RAGE is not open world. Carmack said the engine is not made for open world.

ABizzel12496d ago

I'm not a iD fan at all, I've never played any of their games, but I am looking forward to Rage, because it reminds me of Borderlands and I really enjoyed Borderlands (although that was because of 4 player co-op throughout the game).

But Rage is an open world game compared to COD which is an extremely linear game.

paintsville2496d ago

"“The rasteriser is just a little bit slower – no two ways about that. The RSX is slower than what we have in the 360. Processing wise, the main CPU is about the same, but the 360 makes it easier to split things off, and that’s where a lot of the work has been, splitting it all into jobs on the PS3.” John Carmack

nickjkl2495d ago

the ending of your post is confusing

which way is it supposed to go

you say rage will be the best looking game of the generation but you have crysis on the other side

which way is it going

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