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id Software Delays RAGE

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id Software's RAGE has been pushed back, possibly due to avoid clashing with Gears of War 3.

Although Bethesda and id Software have yet to offer a formal announcement, the official RAGE website and GameStop clearly shows that the mutant-infested first-person shooter's launch has been pushed back to October 4, 2011 here in the States, and October 7 in Europe. The game was originally slated to arrive on September 13 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

It's entirely possibly that the delay may be related to the Xbox 360 version. Currently Gears of War 3 is still slated to launch on the console September 20, just days after RAGE's debut. Bethesda may be worried that RAGE, if immediately launched prior Epic's third installment in one of the most popular Xbox 360 franchises to date, may simply get forgotten. Microsoft could have requested the delay as well based on a possible clash.

The delay however could simply mean that the team has a few things to iron out before going gold. After all, it's been in development for over seven years – another few weeks isn't going to hurt anyone. Honestly, it's not surprising given that id Software typically said "it will be done when it's done" prior to the studio's purchase by Zenimax. It isn't the first time an id game has been delayed and certainly won't be the last.

In the meantime, check out our hands-on with RAGE just a few days ago at E3 2011 by heading here. To quote the experience, "RAGE is everything you'd expect from an id Software game (sans the closet monsters): genre-leading graphics, unique and deadly weapons and plenty of things to kill."

We'll update this post if Bethesda and id Software release an official statement.

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    rohitbaran , June 10, 2011 8:22 PM
    Well, better give a polished game than a buggy game a few days earlier.
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    tinmann , June 10, 2011 8:25 PM
    Do I smell Fear?
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    hoofhearted , June 10, 2011 8:57 PM
    So the console 360 version is dictating the release? Why not release the PC and PS3 version on time then make the 360 crowd pine for what the true gamers have.
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    danwat1234 , June 10, 2011 9:12 PM
    tinmannDo I smell Fear?

    You mean the stench of Alma's arm pits?
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    maxiim , June 10, 2011 9:16 PM
    rohitbaranWell, better give a polished game than a buggy game a few days earlier.


    When have you seen a game released "polished"? They are looking out for their asses not to get stuck by a bigger and better hyped game thats all. Which in fact is sad because I think RAGE will be better then most of these other games.
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    MxM , June 10, 2011 9:52 PM
    I am outRaged!
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    Anonymous , June 10, 2011 10:28 PM
    maxiimWhen have you seen a game released "polished"? They are looking out for their asses not to get stuck by a bigger and better hyped game thats all. Which in fact is sad because I think RAGE will be better then most of these other games.


    Totally agree. Gears wins on hype alone. Rage is probably a much better game.
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    ra3tonite , June 10, 2011 10:32 PM
    I hope they have a super ultra ultra high def gfx option for PC. gtx 580 sli bare minimum to run minimum frame rates. Something to really push GPU innovation for the upcoming years... the new crisis pc benchmark standard, so to speak.
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    joex444 , June 10, 2011 10:44 PM
    If they can delay it for arbitrary political reasons, I can refuse to buy it out of principle. Stick to your plan and I'll stick to mine. I don't even know why game companies announce a release date. Half the time it seems they can't even pin down the year. And honestly, what was the last major release that landed on the day they first said was the release date?
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    Anonymous , June 10, 2011 11:01 PM
    joex444And honestly, what was the last major release that landed on the day they first said was the release date?


    Uhhh...Duke Nukem Forever hello!


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    Yuka , June 10, 2011 11:50 PM
    hotsacomanUhhh...Duke Nukem Forever hello!


    I think you're 14 years wrong, my friend XD

    Cheers!
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    schmich , June 11, 2011 12:56 AM
    I never understand the later releases in Europe...it almost makes me not want to buy the game just for that fact. (note that I can't wait 3 but that it's disrespectful and unnecessary).
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    buzznut , June 11, 2011 9:54 AM
    What a surprise!!!! another DNF, I predict this will bomb.
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    PCGOD , June 11, 2011 6:15 PM
    well damn, release the pc one on the 13th, and let the 360 kids have it in october, problem solved.
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    PCGOD , June 11, 2011 6:17 PM
    joex444If they can delay it for arbitrary political reasons, I can refuse to buy it out of principle. Stick to your plan and I'll stick to mine. I don't even know why game companies announce a release date. Half the time it seems they can't even pin down the year. And honestly, what was the last major release that landed on the day they first said was the release date?


    thumbs down bro, youre an idiot
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    FloKid , June 12, 2011 4:18 AM
    Fun games, fun times :) 
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    iam2thecrowe , June 12, 2011 11:54 AM
    looks like a crap game anyway....
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    dfusco , June 12, 2011 6:09 PM
    So a 2012 release then.
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    R6ex , June 13, 2011 9:48 AM
    Beautiful game!!!
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    bin1127 , June 13, 2011 7:47 PM
    I'm not mad. Give me my pills and everything will be fine.