You can almost hear the company reps and spokespeople scurrying frantically behind the scenes as you read that.
More interesting than all these shenanigans is this tiny bit of new gameplay info that came out of Willits' AGDC appearance.
"The wasteland is big, and then you'll drive up to something like an old bunker, and then you'll get out of your vehicle and you'll enter that bunker," added Willits. "And that will actually load the level, and it will be like a Doom 3 level--not like Doom 3 technology, but a first person, classic id style level. Then you complete your mission, and you'll come back into the wasteland, and drive back to your settlement, or you'll drive to another level, or you'll drive around and blow up bandits."
Loading times between outdoor and indoor environments! You heard it here first! Wait, no, you heard it on Shacknews first. But his description at the end there does make this sound like a traditional open-world game, with a number of different activities available to you at any time.
The attentive among you will remember Rage was announced back at E3 as the first game to be released under id's new publishing contract with EA Partners, which is soon going to be handling just about every major game release ever, if this trend continues. Harmonix, Crytek, Valve, and now id are not a stable of developers to scoff at.