Edge: Id on Rage and the Future

Edge writes: "While the smattering of trailers have teased us with the prospect of speeding through sprawling, dusty canyons and gunning down mutants, id has been pretty tight on details about its upcoming title, Rage. CEO Todd Hollenshead and creative director Tim Willits have cautiously highlighted a few details about the game – its post-apocalyptic environments are larger and its gameplay more freeform than in previous id games, and the additional driving component is an obvious departure. We sat down with the pair to ask if the classic id run-and-gun action can still cut it.

Q: So, the new franchise, the greater choice, larger worlds, driving and so on – is this a sign that the shooter has moved on since the early days of id?

Todd Hollenshead: What makes a great FPS game isn't the same as it once was, but it has the same basic concept today: the FPS combat experience has to feel good. The weapons have to feel unique and when you use them they have to feel powerful, and you need enemies to be threatening and act in believable ways. Of course, to build a whole game around it requires more than just that core step, but if you don't execute on that then I don't think you'll have a very good game."

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Cynical-Gamerzus3632d ago

ID was and will always be the premier PC technology out there!!!
However they are falling behind the times.
THe Main competitor (Epic )are the kings of the hill at this moment.

I Wonder why??
I believe ID needs to come up with something original (stunning)and lock it to a Console(say PS3)??
As did Epics with Gears of War.
Im thinking as soon as ID comes out with a original game that is Console exclusive and totally blows away the Tech from Epic they will have massive success and a huge Fallowing that Epic has..

Sony needs a Savior and ID is it?
they're Mega texture goes perfect with Bluray!! and now all they need a Engine from ground up to utilize all the SPE and physics and RAM HD,Streaming,the PS3 can muster and blow Epic back to the stone age..
Doom3 was the greatest leap for next gen!!
Time to move up to Cell parallel processing,ID & John C.