The run as much as the reveal of Rage 2 has been considerably becoming for a recreation that looks like it’s going to revolve round chaos and anarchy.
Between leaks, tongue-in cheek teasers and much more leaks we now formally know that Bethesda goes to be following up 2011’s Rage with a sequel titled Rage 2.
Judging from what we all know of the unique recreation and the quick teaser that’s been launched, Rage 2 shall be one other post-apocalyptic thrill-ride that can deliver gamers right into a world that’s a cross between Mad Max, Fallout and Borderlands.
Although we don’t know a lot in the meanwhile, E3 is however a matter of weeks away and we anticipate Bethesda can have much more to disclose throughout its official press convention.
Minimize to the chase
- What’s it? A sequel to 2011’s post-apocalyptic first-person shooter Rage
- What can I play it on? Most definitely PS4, Xbox One and PC
- When can I play it? TBC
Although many individuals had already watched it by way of leaked recordings, the official commercial for Rage 2 has lastly launched and you may watch it for your self beneath.
The live-action footage doesn’t give a lot away in regards to the recreation when it comes to gameplay but it surely seems to be like gamers can anticipate the wild, post-apocalyptic model of the unique Rage. This time with extra neon. And perhaps somewhat extra confidence in what it’s attempting to do.
Bethesda has additionally promised a full gameplay trailer on Might 15 which ought to inform us extra.
Information and rumors
The trailer leak
After the Walmart leak, Bethesda managed to claw again some management over Rage 2 with its Twitter marketing campaign which teased a proper reveal and trailer. Solely to fall foul of one other leak.
Following the teasing trailer for Rage 2 can be launched on Might 14, Gematsu reported that the trailer had leaked in a YouTube pre-roll advert. The trailer apparently revealed in entrance of a number of movies tied to gaming on YouTube and out of doors of Gematsu’s report, Tweets from Wario64 and others appeared on-line.
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The trailer was shortly set to personal and anybody that managed to reflect seize the trailer and re-upload it to YouTube has seen their movies taken down. The Twitter captures, nonetheless, stay. They present a spread of Mad Max-style characters screaming, taking pictures and lifting weights whereas plumes of neon smoke billow within the background.
The Twitter teasing
In response to the Walmart leak, Bethesda did the precise factor. It teased Rage 2 by reviving the Rage Twitter account. And teased Walmart. After picking apart Walmart Canada’s font on the leaked game cover, the account began teasing an announcement and trailer for Monday Might 14 by way of a sequence of photographs.
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Clear up on aisle 6 – Walmart Canada has sprung a giant leak
The primary proof of Rage 2 emerged from a Might 2018 leak on Walmart Canada’s website. The retailer revealed a listing of video games, a few of which hadn’t been introduced, to its web site. And one of many video games which appeared on this record was Rage 2.
Naturally at this level, Rage 2 wasn’t a certainty for the reason that record did have some spurious titles on it – Forza Horizon 5, for instance. Nonetheless, it additionally appeared alongside some video games we each know are coming resembling Beyond Good and Evil 2 and The Last of Us 2, in addition to video games that haven’t been introduced however appear seemingly resembling Gears of War 5 and Splinter Cell.
What we wish to see
It’s been a very long time for the reason that launch of the unique Rage and there have been numerous developments in gameplay that we might like to see the sequel make the most of.
Preserve the visible high quality
If there’s one factor the unique Rage received proper it was its seems to be. It was a visually beautiful recreation and really graphically spectacular, significantly for its time. We’d prefer to see the identical effort go into this launch, significantly now that we’re a couple of years into the brand new technology which provides 4K and HDR alternatives.
Hold the fight and AI high quality
In addition to its visuals, Rage impressed with its fight and enemy AI. It was a first-person shooter with severely satisfying gunplay and its enemy AI was genuinely intelligent. Mixed this makes for some thrilling gameplay. If the unique recreation might have such superior AI, we’d like to see Rage 2 proceed to innovate on this space and perhaps make participant motion and motion much more various to maintain up with it.
Make it extra open
On the subject of exploration, the Rage recreation world had numerous potential but it surely didn’t fairly dwell as much as it. We’d like to see the sport world open up somewhat extra in Rage 2. Nonetheless, it’s value noting that we solely need a big map if it’s going to be stuffed with fascinating issues to do and characters to satisfy.
Open world video games have come a good distance since 2011 and just lately we’ve seen a variety of releases which handle to stability open world freedom with a gripping and interesting story in addition to robust characters. With out the necessity to fill maps with pointless test factors. We’d prefer to see Rage 2 do this for itself.
Higher automobile gameplay
Whereas the primary particular person taking pictures in Rage was incredible, its automotive fight was considerably missing. Fortunately footage within the announcement trailer suggests it should be again however we wish to see it improved upon considerably as a result of it might actually assist Rage 2 stand out from all the opposite post-apocalyptic video games on the market. Particularly if it does have a extra open world.
Hold a single-player factor and enhance the story
After Rage’s story was criticised, we hope that the builders will attempt to enhance it somewhat than eradicate it for the sequel.
As an increasing number of video games transfer into always-online multiplayer gameplay, there may be some a part of us that’s anticipating Rage to go the identical approach. The unique Rage did have some co-operative and on-line parts however we wouldn’t have favored to have performed a whole recreation with simply these.
Rage 2 would, admittedly, be an important recreation world for a AAA battle royale and we think about Bethesda is eager to grab on the present recognition of this style ultimately. Nonetheless, it’s additionally an important recreation world for a gripping single-player narrative and we hope that Rage 2 tries to get this proper with one thing that’s somewhat longer and extra partaking.