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Rage Screens Released; PS3 Better Than X360

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 42 comments

id Software released a new batch of screens from its upcoming FPS.

Tuesday id Software released a new batch of screenshots from the upcoming FPS for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Rage. Although the game was originally announced back in 2007, Rage may or may not hit retail stores by the end of the year--it's believed that it may not see a release until next year. Until then, we'll have to endure the random teases id dishes out.

Destructoid reports that id Software whipped out the latest build during last month's Bethesda Softworks press event. Apparently this was the first time anyone had seen a console version, as previous demos typically used the PC version of Rage (can't say "port," as that's not the case).

But no matter the platform, id's Tim Willits promises that id Tech 5 will offer true cross-platform technology. When asked about the PlayStation 3 version, Willits said that the PS3 demo was definitely an option for the event, but he opted for the Xbox 360 instead. "Our program director actually said 'Do you want to take the PS3? I think it's actually running better,'" he said.

Check out the latest screens below--clicking on one will pull up the entire gallery.





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    triculious , May 4, 2010 6:53 PM
    let the fanboy battles BEGIN!!
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    warezme , May 4, 2010 6:43 PM
    Reminds me to much of Fallout 3.
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    cknobman , May 4, 2010 6:46 PM
    Reminds me of Borderlands.

    This I dont like.
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    dman3k , May 4, 2010 6:49 PM
    Quote:
    "Our program director actually said 'Do you want to take the PS3? I think it's actually running better,'" he said.
    I think he means that the PS3 demo is now running better than the PS3 demo that they had before...

    But then I would choose the XBOX demo over the PS3 demo due to loading times...
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    triculious , May 4, 2010 6:53 PM
    let the fanboy battles BEGIN!!
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    rhino13 , May 4, 2010 6:55 PM
    This is looking pretty sick.
    I hadn't heard they were porting this to consoles. There goes another PC excluscive.
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    bogcotton , May 4, 2010 6:56 PM
    It looks alright, not outstanding.

    There definately is something that reminds me of fallout 3, maybe the heavy shadows on the guns, and the greyness and high contrast.

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    schmich , May 4, 2010 6:58 PM
    "PC version of Rage (can't say "port," as that's not the case)."
    id software always make great choices. They're also doing very well with Quake Live (beta) which also is cross-platform on personal computers (as in also works on Mac and Linux).
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    belardo , May 4, 2010 7:06 PM
    Tight mini-shorts, midriff showing, shoulder pads and boots... yeah, the girl looks hot. :) 

    Can't WAIT to play it! Wait, isn't ID using EA nowadays?
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    voodoobunny , May 4, 2010 7:06 PM
    Oh look, id making a new game, and this one's ... all green and brown.

    id may still make good game engines but seriously, couldn't they come up with a new colour scheme? Compare the id games (doom/quake/rage) to things like Unreal/Tournament or Half-Life. The id games show a *serious* lack of imagination.
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    fball922 , May 4, 2010 7:06 PM
    I would say the title of this article only serves to start a fanboy war. "PS3 is better"... where does it say that? If you are referring to the fact that the demo at this point is running better, that is one thing. The inference from the title is that PS3 is better graphically based on released screenshots. And, as we all know, no fanboy wants their console's graphics trashed in favor of the other one... (FYI, I don't have a side in the console wars)
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    Kelavarus , May 4, 2010 7:13 PM
    Wow, Tom's. Into sensationalist headlines much lately? First of all, the program director said he THINKS it's running better. THINK. Means he's not sure. Second, running better especially in gaming terms doesn't necessarily mean a lot. 3 FPS better, 4? And it's still an early build even then.

    I'm a PC gamer, but really. Stop TRYING to make your comments sections flame wars, especially after you guys had that whole thing about banning people for comments.

    @Belardo - ID was bought by Zenimax Media.
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    Simple11 , May 4, 2010 7:18 PM
    It's getting easier for developers to code for the PS3 nowadays.
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    drowned , May 4, 2010 7:39 PM
    There's no need to turn this into a console fanboy war because my response is simple: if it's not on the PC then I won't be playing it, cause I like to game like a man and not some asian kid with a kungfu grip on 4 joysticks, 8 triggers, and 12 buttons.
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    Anonymous , May 4, 2010 7:42 PM
    What a crap title for a crap article. iD's already said that the game will look identical on all three platforms and that they are shooting for 60fps on all three too.

    Saying that a demo runs better for a game in the middle of development means crap all nothing.
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    Acert93 , May 4, 2010 7:42 PM
    Hmmm "The PS3 version runs better, so lets show the worse running 360 version." Yeah, that sounds logical. A JOURNALIST would have asked a question about this comment ... and maybe quized, "Due to the PS3 multiplatform issue with developers and consumer experience do you think maybe that would have been a better choice to showcase, even side by side?" If you, as a JOURNALIST, get another lame answer, you could perry, "Would your comment be in any way related to positioning your product to the PS3 development community? Is the version of Rage on the PS3 that runs better using the same and/or better IQ?"
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    CptTripps , May 4, 2010 7:42 PM
    dman3kI think he means that the PS3 demo is now running better than the PS3 demo that they had before...


    Very possible take on that quote.

    On the game, I am very excited to see what ID comes up with. These screens look good atm, in motion I bet it will look amazing.

    Are these pics from PC or a console version?
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    Anonymous , May 4, 2010 7:55 PM
    Here's the article I'm talking about:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-28759-Atlanta-Video-Game-News-Examiner~y2010m5d4-iD-Softwares-Rage-due-out-in-2011-identical-on-PC-PS3-Xbox-360

    The dev said the PC version will look slightly better because "y’know John Carmack loves to have a few little wingdings you can turn on – special effects stuff. But it’ll all be the same."
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    noodlegts , May 4, 2010 7:58 PM
    drownedThere's no need to turn this into a console fanboy war because my response is simple: if it's not on the PC then I won't be playing it, cause I like to game like a man and not some asian kid with a kungfu grip on 4 joysticks, 8 triggers, and 12 buttons.

    LOL What?
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    Morgan3rd , May 4, 2010 8:10 PM
    Exclusive PC gamer here. Might pick this one up but to be honest, doom 3 was a really big disappointment next to half life 2. I'm looking forward to starcraft 2, diablo 3, Portal 2 (really anything that valve makes), and the next need for speed game that isn't buggy and gets good reviews.
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    maestintaolius , May 4, 2010 8:30 PM
    Morgan3rdExclusive PC gamer here. Might pick this one up but to be honest, doom 3 was a really big disappointment next to half life 2. I'm looking forward to starcraft 2, diablo 3, Portal 2 (really anything that valve makes), and the next need for speed game that isn't buggy and gets good reviews.

    No kidding, Doom 3 disappointed me as well, I get more replay value out of Doom I and II.

    @voodoobunny - Agreed, I'm sick of green/brown FPS games. It seems like a lot of the new FPS tout their new super graphics engines with the call of "Now with 13.7 million shades of brown and green!"
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