Rage Release Pushed Back To October 4

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Posted by MattBodega (1907 posts) -
It's been a long road for Rage... are you willing to walk it for a little longer?

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.

#1 Posted by MattBodega (1907 posts) -
It's been a long road for Rage... are you willing to walk it for a little longer?

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.

#2 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

Fuck that! But it's one month so I can survive!

#3 Posted by zungerman090 (311 posts) -

Weird. I kind of lost interest in this. Really want to be excited though.

#4 Posted by mbkish (246 posts) -

God dammit

#5 Edited by Sinful (211 posts) -

raaaaaaaaaaage

#6 Posted by Hector (3366 posts) -
I've completely given up on Rage, I've had more than enough time in apocaypltic worlds in the Fallout games.
#7 Posted by Sanious (793 posts) -

I really want this but, I don't have so much money to blow on games. Now it comes out on the same day as Dark Souls and I'm way more interested in that.

#8 Posted by emem (1968 posts) -

Damn, can't wait for it.

#9 Posted by FuzzYLemoN (1600 posts) -

Oh my god... Twisted Metal, Dark Souls, The Darkness II, and now RAGE all on the same day. I smell another Shrink Wrap Tuesday.

#10 Posted by _Phara0h_ (889 posts) -

To many games not enough time FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

#11 Edited by Cold_Wolven (2263 posts) -

A good scenario would be that they pushed it back to keep away from Gears of War 3 since the other games will not be nearly as strong selling as that game. It could of course need more time to iron out the kinks but it's too early to call that. Lets hope no more delays as I'm eager to play.

#12 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

All this article did was remind me how excited I am for Dark Souls.

#13 Posted by JEC03 (904 posts) -

Maybe ill pick this up after BF3.

#14 Posted by Winternet (8027 posts) -

Rage rages on! Or not.

#15 Posted by HyperionXR (277 posts) -

Well, crap. -_-

#16 Posted by SuperSambo (2879 posts) -

It really has been looking rough recently...

I can see why they took it out of the original period, however putting it out on the same day as those other games? Don't think it will work.

#17 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

Wish this weren't so close to Gears 3.

With a job and a family and other hobbies and I don't have the spare time to sink my teeth in to multiple shooters, but RAGE is looking great - reminds me of how much I enjoyed Quake II.

#18 Posted by Sammo21 (3377 posts) -

No biggie...it'll make it better.

#19 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I really hope this game surprises me.  It looks so pretty and Id made the standout games of my young adulthood.   
 
I follow Carmack on twitter and nobody makes me feel as dumb as he does in 140 characters.  He is this astounding cypher of a man.  I only want the team building the game around his terrifying engine of visualization to be worthy of that task.
#20 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

I feel like I should be liking this game but all the video footage of this game so far just hasn't compelled me to.

#21 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

I feel like I should be liking this game but all the video footage of this game so far just hasn't compelled me to.

I feel the opposite way. So many devs show off setpieces for demos, but the gameplay is often constrained in these sections to show off some fancy explosions or scripted sequences.

RAGE trailers have been all about pure gameplay, and it looks like the game plays well and has interesting weapons. That's all I need since I know I like the id style of game.

#22 Posted by Floppypants (798 posts) -

October 4th is going to be stupid expensive. I don't know how I'm going to afford all those games.

#23 Posted by Nefhril (72 posts) -

I can wait a month, no problem. Rage is going to be awesome!

#24 Posted by Subjugation (4726 posts) -

Surprise!

Online
#25 Posted by SSully (4240 posts) -

Twisted Metal also comes out on October 4th. Fuck.

#26 Posted by StingingVelvet (570 posts) -

With Deus Ex in late August this works well for me.  A bit close to Skyrim though!

#27 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -

Rage Forever.

#28 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -
@Afroman269: I'm with you, I don't see what the big deal is. It looks great, and I'm sure it'll be incredible on a nice PC, but I don't see what's so interesting about it. It looks like a standard shooter where you drive from one "level" to the next (with some loot, I believe, thrown in). Seems kind of outdated to me. Maybe I'm missing/don't know something though. 
#29 Posted by avidwriter (667 posts) -

I never understood why companies didn't push the release date up? Wouldn't it make more sense to be out before GoW3? Cause people might still be playing GoW3 MP the day Rage comes out.

#30 Posted by Phoenix87 (481 posts) -

Really Bored of the Post-Apocalypse at this point.

#31 Posted by morecowbell24 (100 posts) -

This ain't good. It was set perfectly at 9/13. I had time to finish it before Gears the next week, then I could easily move on to Dark Souls from there (potentially mixing in some Twisted Metal and Darkness II), and then Batman, and then Uncharted, and then close out the year with Skyrim. DAMMIT

#32 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

@avidwriter said:

I never understood why companies didn't push the release date up? Wouldn't it make more sense to be out before GoW3? Cause people might still be playing GoW3 MP the day Rage comes out.

It's more of an issue with scheduling for pressing copies and making the game go gold than anything, I think. They still haven't finished coding it, I think, so moving it up would be too much of a crunch.

#33 Posted by Cincaid (2958 posts) -

@StingingVelvet said:

With Deus Ex in late August this works well for me. A bit close to Skyrim though!

Skryim will eat my entire calendar. Nnnnngh, bring on November already!

#34 Posted by Timing (622 posts) -

Wait, so they delay a game that combines car combat, first person shooting and RPG elements to release it simultaneously with a car combat game, a first person shooter and an RPG?

Yeah OK.

#35 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2385 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

I feel like I should be liking this game but all the video footage of this game so far just hasn't compelled me to.

I felt the first video playthrough of a mission was tedious and boring, but the second was more interesting if sparse.

#36 Posted by TorMasturba (1094 posts) -

I'm going to be too busy playing Skyrim to even notice yet another solely action focused first-person shooter like Rage get released.

#37 Posted by spazm6666 (29 posts) -

Yeah this is going to be a tough time of year... and forza is squeezed in the following week I believe.... I am going to need to use my vacation time just to finish games....

#38 Posted by MeatSim (10902 posts) -

It's out a month before Skyrim so I might play it.

#39 Posted by bretthancock (778 posts) -

More time to build my new PC for Rage, Old Republic, and Battlefield 3. No complaints here.

#40 Posted by cr0wej0hn20 (9 posts) -

It'll give me some more time to save up the pennies to buy. Hopefully they can also use the time effectively and give the game a good polish. 

#41 Posted by HadesTimes (816 posts) -

Well, I'm sure this won't effect anything. Rage is head and shoulders better than anything I've seen as far as a FPS this year. Except maybe Battlefield 3, maybe...

#42 Posted by fox01313 (5087 posts) -

Not too surprised as it looks like it will be worth it but after some earlier videos seen of it at one of the previous Quakecon events, I'm happy to just stay in the dark about this & grab it when it comes out. Plus one month delay isn't all that bad so looking forward to seeing it then.

#43 Posted by ManMadeGod (1578 posts) -

Wait, I thought Ghost Recon is coming out in early 2012?

#44 Posted by Creamypies (4082 posts) -

Rage's release date should be Johnny V and Ryan D's new bet.

#45 Posted by Ashuttle (9 posts) -

cant wait

#46 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I was not impressed with the gameplay video I seen and starting to have doubts if they can deliver the goods.

#47 Posted by Nomin (983 posts) -

FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

#48 Edited by Vashkey (51 posts) -

Yeah, well, I'd say the game stand better chances against Ghost Recon, The Darkness 2 and Dark Souls than it does Gears 3.  Or at least on the 360 anyway. Of those three titles Ghost Recon is like the only high profile one and even then Ghost Recon's hiatus probably curbs it a bit.  

#49 Posted by Agent47 (1901 posts) -
@sins_of_mosin: Whoa man I'm confused what are you expecting out of this game?Ja whatever it is it's probably not what RAGE is about.
#50 Posted by ptys (1971 posts) -

I was losing interest in this game, now I think I'm out completely. I'll save my RPGing for Skyrim.

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