Rage Screens Released; PS3 Better Than X360

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.

  • warezme
    Reminds me to much of Fallout 3.
  • cknobman
    Reminds me of Borderlands.

    This I dont like.
  • dman3k
    "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...
  • triculious
    let the fanboy battles BEGIN!!
  • rhino13
    This is looking pretty sick.
    I hadn't heard they were porting this to consoles. There goes another PC excluscive.
  • bogcotton
    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.

  • schmich
    "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).
  • belardo
    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?
  • voodoobunny
    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.
  • fball922
    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)