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Title: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: MysterD on Monday, May 14, 2018, 02:39:41 PM
Youtube - RAGE 2 announcement trailer. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7eXH25_KC0)
RAGE.com - RAGE 2 official website. (https://bethesda.net/game/rage2)
Kotaku - Rumor is Avalanche Games is working on RAGE 2, not Id Software. (https://kotaku.com/bethesda-announces-rage-2-1826006193)
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: idolminds on Monday, May 14, 2018, 03:53:24 PM
Gameplay trailer will be released tomorrow. Wont make any judgements until thats out, but hopefully its cool. I kinda like the bright colors in the live action trailer so we'll see what thats about.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: MysterD on Monday, May 14, 2018, 07:13:20 PM
Twitter - RAGE Account on Twitter confirms both Id Software and Avalanche Studios are working together for RAGE 2. (https://twitter.com/RAGEgame/status/996065139987230721?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fgamasutra.com%2Fview%2Fnews%2F318071%2Fid_Software_partnering_with_Mad_Max_dev_Avalanche_Studios_to_develop_Rage_2.php&tfw_creator=gamasutra&tfw_site=gamasutra)
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: idolminds on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 07:08:44 AM


Looks ok. Getting some strong Borderlands vibes.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: MysterD on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 03:21:22 PM
Awesome trailer.
I hope RAGE 2 leans more to the FPS side and not too much to the ARPG/looter-shooter side.
I don't need another Borderlands, gameplay-wise. I want another RAGE, gameplay-wise.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: MysterD on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 06:52:26 PM
VentureBeat - Interview w/ Tim Willits of Id Software on RAGE 2. (https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/19/tim-willits-rage-2-signals-the-golden-age-of-id/)
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: MysterD on Saturday, December 08, 2018, 07:45:49 AM
GameRant - RAGE 2 is probably going to be a Bethesda Launcher exclusive. (https://gamerant.com/rage-2-bethesda-exclusive/)

- RAGE 2 is right now offered on Bethesda's Launcher ONLY for that platform (Steam isn't listed).
- FO76 was exclusive already to their Bethesda Launcher.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: Quemaqua on Saturday, December 08, 2018, 09:09:02 PM
I don't think I want another RAGE at all. This seems like a weird move. That game better be a lot fucking better than the original if it's going to be something to push the launcher.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: MysterD on Sunday, December 09, 2018, 07:48:39 AM
Doesn't seem like a "weird move" to me at all.

Sounds like a "business move".

They are flat-out cutting out Steam's 30% distribution fee by skipping Steam; it's really as simple as that. They did that (cut out Steam at launch) already w/ Fallout 76, launching only on Bethesda Game Launcher. Plus, w/ their own service, they have more control over its Refund system.

Also, Bethesda Game Launcher doesn't have a Steam User Review system either - again, something else they can cut out & avoid entirely.

Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: MysterD on Monday, December 10, 2018, 05:29:34 PM
RAGE 2 (PC version) is up on Gamersgate for sale (pre-order).

Not that it's on discount or anything.

But, just pointing out - yup, it's using Bethesda Game Launcher there; that's the DRM Listed (Bethesda.Net).

R2: Regular - https://www.gamersgate.com/DD-RAGE-2-AMERICAS/rage-2
R2: Deluxe - https://www.gamersgate.com/DD-RAGE-2-DELUXE-AMERICAS/rage-2-deluxe-edition
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: Quemaqua on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 03:56:31 AM
It's a weird move because they're choosing to make exclusive a game that I don't think anyone cares that much about. That just seems like it's going to hurt sales that probably already had the potential to not be especially amazing. That or more people want it than I think. If I was Bethesda, that's not the game I would have hung my exclusivity hat on.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: idolminds on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 02:35:11 PM
They are probably just moving in that direction. Fully expect Doom Eternal and the next Elder Scrolls games to be the same.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: Quemaqua on Thursday, December 13, 2018, 05:27:49 AM
Perhaps I'm not explaining myself well.

Sure, one would expect Bethesda to head in this direction at some point, but Doom is the obvious choice for making that push. Doom has 40k+ reviews on Steam and was widely liked. RAGE is also mostly positive in its whopping 7k reviews, but half the positive reviews are like "it was cool, 3.5 stars I guess". With Doom, everyone loved the first one, it was a big surprise to most, people are pumped for the second one, it's a big name with a long history, and the last game was pretty recent so its still on everyone's mind. RAGE at this point is to one degree or another synonymous with disappointment, even if the 2nd one looks like it could be cool: engine wasn't great, buggy on PC, most of the advertised features that weren't "shoot dudes" nobody really liked that much. After all the bad press from Fallout 76, just seems like the last thing you want to do is make a big announcement that your weak-ass launcher that nobody actually wants to have installed is now going to have another exclusive game people aren't exactly clamoring for. It'll hurt sales on an already marginal game and yet still give you bad press because you're forcing an exclusive, which people (especially PC people) always hate. Fallout 76 I imagine got away with it because it's an MMO, so whatever, but for something like this a launcher update and Doom exclusivity would have been a lot smarter. Or Elder Scrolls. People still would have been annoyed because the launcher is, in fact, actually garbage, but at least then you'd have a strong product to take their eyes off that, and you'd be less likely to have to worry about people not buying the game because your launcher sucks.

I guess at least they didn't try to lead with WET 2.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: idolminds on Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:32:40 PM
Nah, I get it. You kinda need a "killer app" to get people on board with something like this and a sequel to Rage doesnt seem like a game to fit the bill. But hey, maybe they have high hopes for it after how well Doom was received. Though Fallout 76 kinda sucked all the enthusiasm for Bethesda out of the room.
Title: Re: RAGE 2 announced
Post by: Quemaqua on Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:05:31 PM
Yeah. I guess those plans were likely already in the works well before Fallout 76 took a shit on their reputation. Had it not been for that it wouldn't have seemed like such a bad move.