Digital Foundry - Rage: The Return of id Software

Digital Foundry writes: "But in the here and now, how can id's unique approach with Rage compete against the FPS juggernauts in what is the most fiercely competitive area of the core games business? At this week's Eurogamer Expo, Digital Foundry sat down to talk tech, design and dev culture with Tim Willits, creative director of id Software."

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humbleopinion4392d ago

Great interview and great read! As usual from DF.
But I expected them do delve a little deeper on the disadvantages of the MegaTexture tech. This isn't a PR piece after all...

IHateYouFanboys4392d ago

a few pieces of info that i know the N4G crowd will love/hate:

"Digital Foundry: There have been stories that the PS3 version has an 8GB install...

Tim Willits: Yes, that's absolutely true.

Digital Foundry: What are the elements that you require to install? Is it just that the Blu-ray drive isn't fast enough?

Tim Willits: Sony was great. Kudos to Sony for letting us do that. They don't allow every game to do that. So definitely, hats off. What we were able to do is install all the textures to the highest level. What is nice about the PS3 platform is that it's just one platform. Everyone has one Blu-ray drive, one hard drive, it's all the same. Some of the other systems you have... should I install it on my 360? Should I not install it? So yes, it's very nice.

Digital Foundry: Did you settle on two or three discs in the end for 360?

Tim Willits: Three discs. We recommend installing the game to the hard drive, but you don't need to install all three discs. If you don't have the space available on your hard drive, don't stress. Install the first disc, the first chapter, the first half of the game, then when you're done, uninstall and install disc two."

WrAiTh Sp3cTr34392d ago

Did I miss something? Maybe you could explain what exactly there is to love or hate. Is it in some secret code or something?

BeOneWithTheGun4392d ago

Crap. Rage is 3 discs? Sigh, I have the 4gb Slim so im screwed. I am getting Dark Souls on my ps3 and Rage on my 360 so I can use each one equally. This is really a bummer. I have to now buy a hard drive or do disc swapping. Yes, I am lazy as fuck.

byeGollum4392d ago

Just my opinion. Why spend more money just so you can use both machines equally? When you can save money buying both games for the PS3....

BeOneWithTheGun4392d ago (Edited 4392d ago )

Well, i game a lot. Both of these games look great so i want to be able to spread the usage on both systems. I dont want to put all that wear n tear on my ps3. I already know im gonna play both for hours at a time n i dont want the ps3 being on for 14 hours straight. (i have buddies that come use it too) i want to be able to play ds for 6 hours on one then if i feel like rage play my 360 n let the ps3 rest lol. Both have no warranty n im poor

Edit. N bubble for having a decent rhetort n not saying some fanboy slam. I appreciate good discussion

humbleopinion4391d ago

You know you can also use any 16GB USB drive for game installation, right?
If you only need it for rage, no point in buying an expensive MS hard drive

BeOneWithTheGun4391d ago

Wait, what? I can plug a flash drive in and use it? Does it have to be a physical hard drive?

monkeymagik4392d ago

Seriously Beonewiththegun, GET RAGE FOR PS3.

It's a leap over the 360 version.

Pootangpie4392d ago

hey guess what people he owns RAGE address all questions towards him btw I'm getting the PC version

BeOneWithTheGun4391d ago

Problem is, im getting dark souls on the ps3. Its a must. So, that leaves rage for the 360. I cant afford a hard drive right now so disc swapping it is....

monkeymagik4392d ago (Edited 4392d ago )

Dude i don't smoke, it's a fact. You'll see soon enough.

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