Rage is Id Software, and Bethesda Softworks upcoming first person shooter. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the player awakes alone without any knowledge of who he is or what his true objectives are. The world and civilization is destroyed and has become a wasteland. The world of Rage is very similar to games like Fallout and Boarderlands. But there is one huge difference between Rage and other first person shooters of it kind, and this will be the racing aspect.
In Rage racing plays a major role in the storyline and gameplay. The player will need to race for money and for storyline relevance. The money of course is for weapons, upgrades, and items. But you will also be able to upgrade your vehicles. Now when on foot Rage first person, but the racing will have more of a third perspective arcade feel. Rage‘s racing is said to handle and feel more like the games MotorStorm and Burnout, adding the multi-gameplay and close quarter racing excitement.
In addition to the standard first person shooter (which Id is very known for) and the racing elements, Rage will have some role playing (RPG) elements as well. Interacting with people in the game is very important. This will trigger side missions, Direction, new items, and storyline. This interaction setup is also very similar to Fallout.
Rage‘s storyline is centered around a meteorite impact in 2038 which changed our world. Prior to the impact a few were chosen to be cryogenically frozen deep in the earth to rebuild society after the destruction. These were all people like scientist, politicians, teachers, and other significant people needed to rebuild. These deep cryro chambers are called the Ark. The Ark contains cryro pods that are able to hold 12 people per pod.
The player starts a year after the impact by awakening from a damaged pod, but he is the only survivor. Alone, weak, and unable to remember anything, he stumbles to the surface looking for food and people. Instead he finds a wasteland overrun by mutants, bandits, gangs and other hostile factions who begin a new civilization with racing.
The survivors build racetracks around there little towns that are made out of what was left of the city and a little imagination. These towns are heavily guarded to keep out bandits and mutants, who are also banned from racing. As the player you must follow the way of life, laws, and race to help you find your identity and objective.
Rage is due to be out in October of 2011 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Along with the Single player, there will also be a multiplayer mode. One is free for all mode and the other more of a online co-op mode with more storyline based off of stories told in the single player. Developers have also already started talking about a squeal for the next gen consoles. Be sure to check this one out.