At this point, if you've been anxiously waiting to sink your teeth into id Software's long-in-development apocalyptic shooter Rage, what's one more month of downtime in the grand scheme of things? Today, id Software adjusted Rage's release date on the game's official site, pushing the game to October 4 from its original September 13 launch.
What's the reasoning behind this final delay? id has not provided any rationalization for this last delay, though some are speculating that the push is designed to keep Rage away from the September launch of Gears of War 3. Rage was originally due out just a week before Gears (out September 20), though this delay sets id's new IP to release on the same day as The Darkness II and Dark Souls. Publisher Bethesda might have decided that Rage has a better chance of standing out against those titles rather than an established franchise like Gears. Of course, it's also entirely possible that the delay has more to do with last-minute technical fixes or certification submission.
Either way, a one month push is hardly the most significant delay this series has had. Just take the extra time to let your anger and frustration seethe! When your anger blooms into full-blown Rage, you'll be in the perfect mindset to play id's new game.