Tim Willits recently explained why id Software’s new epic, Rage has no deathmatch or any other sort of competitive shooter multiplayer.
Sorry but this was a bad move IMO. People expect deathmatch in an FPS game not vehicle combat. Just seems so out of place. I will wait for twisted metal for vehicle combat.
Deathmatch results in too much movement, more open maps, and would result in all onscreen textures to be lost. In short, they didn't want people to realize how ugly Rage really is.
Doom 4 is going to have deathmatch in, and they already stated that the multiplayer portion of Doom 4 will be 60fps. Same engine too, so I don't really think that's the reason. And vehicular combat kinda results in even MORE open maps, so that argument doesn't really make much sense.
@STONEY4 Yes Doom 4 will do this, but Doom also takes place inside corridors which makes DM games as easy as cake to make. Rage is designed completely differently and imo, really wouldn't work with the Rage universe.
@Impaler The many interior/corridor missions in the SP game says otherwise. There's even an "arena" in the game too. >_>
Who needs a MP when the SP is the most amazing experience according to games I've had in the last years.
It's hard to understand. Because it simply does not have deathmatch?. Would have much more success if they did.
ID pretty much invented death match too, can't believe it is missing.
because of consoles /trollface.jpg
But they wont explain the texture pop-in? Thanks...
Zero texture pop in on my PC, nada, not even a tiny bit and it looks amazing.
And you're simply lying to us all.
Why would i lie, what would i gain from that, im not an employee of id or bethesda. If you know what you're doing with the rageconfig.cfg file you can make your Rage run sweet and look great, as long as you dont have a gfx card with tiny amount of ram.
you must have some special pc that nobody els have D:
The texture pop in is terrible, i was literall in a tiny space where the wall on each side of me was punchable and if i looked left the textures shifted then i looked right and the same thing -_- Some parts are fine and it can look amazing but sometimes its awful and everything looks like its shifting lol..
great game! so addicted right now
as a fan of id, RAGE so far has been so uninterestering. are gamers standards lowered? nothing about the game has been worthy of what experts give the game favorable reviews. i just dont undrstand why AAA games get constant good scores when they have been mediocre at best. all RAGE is is a recycled bunch of do this, get that, boring borderlands quests over and over again. ive lost faith in fellow gamers on what is good. and great 10/10 and Gamepro 5/5 review scores (which they seem to think everygame is perfect) we see nowadays.
There isn't much special about the game. It's just a compilation of shoot things, and look pretty. Other than nice animation and spectacular A.I., the game doesn't have much going for it. Great work on the technical side, but they may need some new game designers.
My only complaint is a serve lack of rpg elements, i was under the impression it would be like fallout or borderlands. It's a good game from what i played of it, but had i known it was a fps only game i would have got dark souls instead, kinda tired of fps games atm. Now a fallout next gen using rages engine, that will be a day purchase without question. Rage feels like how a next gen fps, should to an extent be it's without a doubt more enjoyable than crysis 2. @solar You realize your using extremely subjective terms, borderlands was a blast to me, it's a difference of opinion really and professional review scores are borderline useless. Except pointing out horrible or bad games, even then you get reviews that are out to trash/mark down a game that doesn't deserve it, due to reviewer bias against certain genres. User reviews in large numbers are generally more reliable than what scores alot of websites give out. The other problem is the number or letter grade system itself, and the supposed quality level it represents, when you factor in a reviewer preferences ect.
Okay then, well add something new to the deathmatch scene. Make it unique and then it wont be the same cut and paste.
someone will make it happen on pc I imagine.
Rage is awesome even without deathmatch, great game through and through.
RAGE is a great game. You want DM, go play COD!
That was a deal breaker for me. An ID software game without deathmatch or capture the flag is crazy. The game looks so sweet and couldn't wait to see some fast doom style online match I guess maybe next time.
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