Rage Will ‘Surpass Expectations’
Explaining why id didn't look to create a new game for its classic franchises first, Willits said: "id Software has a number of great properties like Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein, and it has many more games left in them. But after completing Doom 3 and Quake 4 we knew we wanted to do something different to really blow past any expectations people might have for a new game from us. By creating a new franchise we are allowing ourselves the freedom to explore every possible gameplay option."
The developer also touched upon the unique blend of shooter, rpg and combat racing set to make Rage unique. "Rage at its core is a first-person shooter, but we’ve added so much more to the game – such as vehicle racing, vehicle combat, a rich story and more colourful characters," confirmed Willits. "Rage really will be something special when it is released and I’m sure our die-hard fans will love it as much as people who’ve never played an id Software game before."
If it tops Quake III Arena (which recently celebrated its tenth birthday) we'll be more than happy. Follow the link to read the full Tim Willits Rage interview.