Rage: “Legacy of id” video offers bite-sized history lesson on Doom's creators

Rage is id Software's first original FPS since Quake’s 1996 release, and the company wants to make sure you know it’s a pretty big deal. The game's first behind-the-scenes promo video, “Legacy of id,” spares no hagiographical detail in establishing Carmack and company’s rightful place in gaming history. However, any excesses of ego on id's part are tempered by a generous complement of historical material, including a wealth of photos from the embarrassing days of young superstar programmers with lustrous manes and coke-bottle frames. Also, there's lots of Rage footage, which is cool.

Does this video presage id's return to glory, or do so-so sequels like Doom 3 mark the company as a once-great titan in a changed field? Does this video get you excited for Rage – or for digging out some items from id's esteemed back-catalog?

Jul 1, 2011


  • thochaos - July 4, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    Nice video. They aren't shy about blowing their own horns are they? Hope it's as amazing as they say.
  • ejabno - July 2, 2011 7:15 a.m.

    Woah. Graphics looking pretty sweet, and at 60 FPS in the consoles? I love id even more now.
  • SausageLozenge - July 2, 2011 12:35 a.m.

    I haven't been following Rage at all, but after seeing that... wow.
  • NelosAngelos - July 1, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    This is looking great. I enjoyed id throughout the years, they know what they're doing, which makes the wait for RAGE all the more painful.
  • TURbo - July 1, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    id Software 92 to 97 was tearing ass in the FPS genre, where every new main game they did revolutionized just about everything. Sure the technology will be great, but I don't think they can strike gold like the pre Valve days.

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