iPhone to become filled with Rage later this year

Fans waiting for niche developer id Software's next big title can get their thumbs into the action when a special version of Rage comes out for the iPhone later this year. Another, fuller version of the game will also launch on the iPhone alongside the console and PC releases next year.

The announcement came at QuakeCon, or as people who don't understand the appeal of Quake put it - that thing where a bunch of PC nerds get together.

Above: Rage on the iPhone has a lofty goal of becoming one of the best-looking iPhone games to date

Id cofounder John Carmack promised blazing game speeds of 60 frames per second on the iPhone 4 and said it would look better than any PS2 or Xbox game you've ever played. This statement would be ludicrous if anyone other than Carmack was doing the talking, but we’ve seen Rage running on 360 and it’s stunning, so we believe him. Both games will also be compatible with the iPhone 3GS.

Specific dates for the two Rage apps were not announced, and id has only given a vague launch window of 2011 for the console release. Those who can't wait until next year, though, definitely will be able to get at least some Rage goodness on their iPhone before the end of 2010.

Above: Another released screenshot of Rage on the iPhone. Apparently id wanted to show off its ability to… draw doors

In other words, expect the upcoming Rage apps to be yet another excuse for your hipster friends to pull out their iPhones and say, "Hey dude, check this out. I'm so awesome 'cuz I have an iPhone."
Incidentally, Carmack did also reportedly say that his company was preliminarily looking at porting some of its iPhone titles to Android, which hasn’t been a huge gaming hotbed so far but which is still growing rapidly.

Source: Destructoid

Aug 12, 2010

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  • wormytables - August 14, 2010 12:30 a.m.

    i'm gettin a bit sick of people being surprised that the iphone can outdo the ps2 or xbox - those consoles were released TEN years ago, the hardware inside an iphone 4 is a good deal more powerful than that inside the ps2, and a bit more than the xbox - so why the hell is it surprising that on a lower resolution screen, with higher power hardware, better graphics libraries and more experienced coders and artists that a game looks better on iphone 4 than ps2/xbox!? you know what though, it hasn't got any sodding buttons, so games like mgs3 (the best game on the ps2) can never work on it... (angry)
  • robovski - August 13, 2010 3:53 a.m.

    I'm probably getting the real game, and only after I'm tired of Fallout New Vegas. Am I the only one who feels this hurts the Rage brand image as a 'real' game?
  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 13, 2010 3:52 a.m.

    ...why? Taking time and man hours away from the main game to make TWO versions of Rage on a broken and almost unplayable platform? Where is the logic in this?
  • GOD - August 13, 2010 1:04 a.m.

    Oh, and I love the 50 shades of gray they show off in the second screenshot Damn recaptcha, I don't have umlauts Little side note, I just stubbornly spent about 20 minutes looking up how to spell "umlaut" and guess what, alot harder to find than you'd think.....
  • Onepersonwithnoopinion - August 13, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    It looks like they just shot the backgrounds through a broken cellphone camera-lens. This will suck.
  • oufour - August 13, 2010 12:46 a.m.

    wow that looks ugly. i mean really who is going to buy this thing? anyone interested is gonna wait for the actual game.
  • FNG - August 13, 2010 12:44 a.m.

  • mrmorozov987 - August 13, 2010 12:43 a.m.

    This is what I'm talking about! I'm tired of playing poorly-executed Gameloft crap. Nice to see some real developers in the App Store. Maybe this will finally end the "it's good for an iPhone game" I constantly get whenever I bring up Gameloft. Maybe it is, but it's crap as a handheld game.
  • GOD - August 13, 2010 12:40 a.m.

    Hell, why not, either it's just another app, or it will be glorious!
  • sofaku - August 13, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    Nice looks good.

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