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RAGE Single-Player Lasts 15 Hours, Says Willits

id Software's Tim Willits, creative director for the upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE, was recently interviewed in the latest issue of the US Official Xbox Magazine. Out of the entire interview, one particular detail has raised a red flag across the gaming community: the amount of time it takes to complete the single-player campaign. For some, the news may be extremely disappointing.

While we already know that RAGE will ship for the console on two DVDs (and presumably on one Blu-ray for the PS3), it's assumed that the game's massive environment and the fact it needs more than one disc would indicate that the single-player portion would be at least just as massive. But according to Willits, the campaign will only take 15 hours to complete.

For some gamers, that may be long enough. Others may disagree given the massive environment and the physical space it requires. Willits made a hint to this factor, indicating that the nature of Rage's post-apocalyptic open world should provide several times that. Bethesda's Fallout 3 is actually very similar, offering roughly a 20-hour single-player campaign without taking on all available side quests.

RAGE is slated to arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on September 13. The game will also supposedly be left open-ended, leaving id room to develop a sequel after DOOM 4 hits retail shelves.

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  • Rage, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Duke Nukem Forever are the only games I will purchase this year.
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  • xurwin
    Rage, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Duke Nukem Forever are the only games I will purchase this year.

    oh really? never heard of batman arkham city?
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  • nevertell
    Batman?

    Screw that, portal 2 is what I'm after.
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  • BulkZerker
    Dc licenced videogames... ill pass. Same for marvel. Comics are for books not movies or videogames.

    Rage only 18 hours for the main sl tho. Seems a bit short. Ill hold off till someone that doesn't write 1 as a 9.5 tells me its worth it.
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  • growup
    SPOILER: You find a nuclear cache and it gets detonated.
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  • dco
    15 hours is over double the gameplay time of most modern shooters, lets just hope it's not a repetative 15 hours. But shooters are a dime a dozen it's been a long time since an innovative one was released, can't say my hopes are very high for rage.

    Hopefully i get pleasantly surprised.
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  • woshitudou
    Those hours are more than enough for me. I'm going to buy the sh*t out of it
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  • slothy89
    for a game that is primarily about the single player, the campaign should last longer than 15 hours..

    48 hours at least, so those die hard gamers will have to sleep at least once before they finish it :P

    but seriously, why pay $60 for a game that's no longer playable after 15-20 hours? compared to games with MP, thats appalling entertainment value..
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  • Maxor127
    BulkZerkerDc licenced videogames... ill pass. Same for marvel. Comics are for books not movies or videogames.Rage only 18 hours for the main sl tho. Seems a bit short. Ill hold off till someone that doesn't write 1 as a 9.5 tells me its worth it.I bought Arkham Asylum on Steam for ~$10 and it was one of the best games I played all year.

    15 hours for a single player game is more than you'll find with most FPS games. I don't think I've played one that lasted more than 10 hours except Far Cry, Far Cry 2, and maybe Borderlands.

    This will probably be one of those games that I wait to get on sale if it gets decent reviews. I've wasted enough money on games this year. Only shooter I'm looking forward to is Battlefield 3.
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  • secolliyn
    I'm not sure Rage at this point can live up to the Hype i hope it will be a good game and i will buy it eventually but this is a new IP an with it will hopefully be different from whats out there already
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