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id Software's Tim Willits: RAGE is "Basically Done"

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id Software's RAGE is basically done, and is now going through the polishing process.

id Software creative director Tim Willits admitted to CVG's Xbox World 360 magazine that the team is excited about being at the last stages of RAGE's development. The studio's latest shooter – and the first in an all-new IP – is slated to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on October 7. The development has taken just over four years, and there's no doubt that the team is feeling a mixture of both anxiety and excitement as the Gone Gold date closes in.

"The game is basically done," he said in the latest issue of the magazine. "It's going to be available this fall so we are in the polish and refinement stage which is a great place to be. Now we have all the content done and played through the game and got a real sense for it."

"I'll be honest with you, it's exciting," he added. "It's different from DOOM, Quake and Wolfenstein. It has so much to offer: the vehicle combat, the weapons, the ammo types, the items, the story. It really is the best game."

Part of the polishing process, according to Willits, involves smoothing out the graphics on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. He said that he's confident John Carmack will have everything smoothed out by the time the game is ready to be sent off for publishing.

"[Console is] different to PC in that most of the data is read from the disc; we have the texture page in the texture cache," he said. "At times you will see some stuff in the distance loading in... of course, John [Carmack] is working on getting that as final as possible."

As it stands now, the team has around two months remaining if it wants to meet the October 7 ship date. But as we've seen with prior titles, ship dates aren't etched in stone, and will be pushed back if the developer needs more time to spit-shine their product. At this point, id can take as long as it needs save for extending out into Duke Nukem forever territory. No more decade developments, please.

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    skaz , August 3, 2011 4:52 AM
    I hope this game is solid for the PC. I'm constantly disappointed in games downgrading themselves so they can play on the consoles. I look forward to seeing the reviews on Rage and hopefully purchasing/playing it as well.
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    skaz , August 3, 2011 4:52 AM
    I hope this game is solid for the PC. I'm constantly disappointed in games downgrading themselves so they can play on the consoles. I look forward to seeing the reviews on Rage and hopefully purchasing/playing it as well.
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    JasonAkkerman , August 3, 2011 5:09 AM
    skazI hope this game is solid for the PC. I'm constantly disappointed in games downgrading themselves so they can play on the consoles. I look forward to seeing the reviews on Rage and hopefully purchasing/playing it as well.


    Battlefield 3.
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    iam2thecrowe , August 3, 2011 5:35 AM
    so its fallout 3, but with vehicle combat?
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    jdw_swb , August 3, 2011 6:38 AM
    iam2thecroweso its fallout 3, but with vehicle combat?


    So it's Oblivion, but with guns and vehicle combat?
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    Jarmo , August 3, 2011 6:55 AM
    So it's Wasteland, but with 3d graphics and dumbed down.
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    joshyboy82 , August 3, 2011 6:56 AM
    So it's Borderlands, but with better graphics?
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    henydiah , August 3, 2011 6:59 AM
    yeach i will wait 7 October :D 
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    Stardude82 , August 3, 2011 7:18 AM
    JDW_SWBSo it's Oblivion, but with guns and vehicle combat?


    And it's being published by Bethesda...
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    cinergy , August 3, 2011 8:24 AM
    So it's console game with PC port.
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    Nisdec , August 3, 2011 9:06 AM
    So it's Doom 3, but with 5-finger figures?
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    NuclearShadow , August 3, 2011 9:56 AM
    It's sad to say but everything from the game-play video and what Carmack had to say about not only Rage but FPS's in general which basically boiled down to innovation = bad and only the "snobby" do it or want it. I don't have much hope for Rage. I'm not getting my hopes up and I advise others not to as well.

    One plus side was seeing the mod ability for the PC version.
    Something we see less and less of these days.

    nisdecSo it's Doom 3, but with 5-finger figures?


    No, then the screenshot above would be pitch black.
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    sigma3d , August 3, 2011 11:53 AM
    So its an id software game that you can play... even on iDevices...
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    Soul_keeper , August 3, 2011 12:04 PM
    Here's a Thumbs up from an eager linux gamer :) 
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    nebun , August 3, 2011 12:27 PM
    Soul_keeperHere's a Thumbs up from an eager linux gamer

    i did not know that there were any good games for linux...wait there are not, lol.....just because you are different it does not mean that you are better ;) 
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    christop , August 3, 2011 2:09 PM
    Not all games for windows will run on wine.^^
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    Soul_keeper , August 3, 2011 2:14 PM
    doom3, quake4, and various id games including rage have run natively (no need for wine) on linux systems :) 

    I for one will pay the sticker price on release for this feature.
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    mjw75 , August 3, 2011 2:35 PM
    Found the original Doom soundtrack :)  - http://www.doomworld.com/classicdoom/info/music.php

    ...I hope RAGE doesn't suck
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    rohitbaran , August 3, 2011 4:46 PM
    skazI hope this game is solid for the PC. I'm constantly disappointed in games downgrading themselves so they can play on the consoles. I look forward to seeing the reviews on Rage and hopefully purchasing/playing it as well.

    Can't rely on reviews these days. Crysis 2 on PC got good reviews, but was a poor console port. Crytek did redeemed themselves partially by addign DX11 support, but the gameplay wasn't good enough.
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    rohitbaran , August 3, 2011 4:47 PM
    iam2thecroweso its fallout 3, but with vehicle combat?

    No. Fallout 3 combat is gross. All id games have gunplay nothing short of great.
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    reggieray , August 3, 2011 5:12 PM
    Looking foreword to the possibility of two great games for the PC but will have to wait and see.
    Rage
    SkyRim
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