Rage's incredibly detailed models and environments  (Source: FileShack HD Video)

Rage will be another first-person-shooter from id Software  (Source: FileShack HD Video)

Dirt buggy driving gameplay to be a part of Rage  (Source: FileShack HD Video)

Outdoor environments to be expansive  (Source: FileShack HD Video)
"Rage" to be first game powered by id Software's next-generation 3D engine

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, id Software’s John Carmack took the stage during Steve Jobs’ keynote to unveil the game developer’s next-generation 3D engine, called id Tech 5. The new game engine aims to bring highly detailed and elaborate textures to future games.

“What we've got here is the entire world with unique textures, 20GB of textures covering this track,” said Carmack. “They can go in and look at the world and, say, change the color of the mountaintop, or carve their name into the rock. They can change as much as they want on surfaces with no impact on the game.”

At this year’s QuakeCon – an event dedicated mostly to id Software games and technology – id Software revealed that its new intellectual property based on its upcoming game engine is named Rage.

id Software is world-famous for its first-person shooter games, and Rage won’t stray too far from the developer’s core sensibilities. Carmack described the upcoming game as having the company’s trademark “run-and-gun action” theme, but Rage will also feature driving gameplay elements as well – which will be new territory for id Software.

Interestingly enough, id Software has managed to make its id Tech 5 game engine run fairly equally across all intended platforms. Carmack said that the engine will run Rage at 60 frames-per-second on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the recommended specification of PC and Mac.

Although Rage will run at 60 frames-per-second, future uses of the id Tech 5 engine and licensees will have the option to run at 30 frames-per-second with greater graphical effects and fidelity.

Rage will also be id Software’s biggest game to date. The 20-plus hours game will span across two DVDs on all platforms but the PS3, where the game will fit on a single Blu-ray Disc.

No release date or publisher agreement was announced. Visit FileShack to download high-definition video from id Software’s Rage presentation to QuakeCon attendees.

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