Bethesda has published RAGE 2's official gameplay trailer as promised. The game will most likely get a holiday release (October-December) or take its chances in being one of the larger March releases.
The trailer promises that Rage 2 will have an open world for players to explore and "insane action".
In a blog post accompanying the trailer, Bethesda refers to RAGE 2 as a "shooterverse", blending id Software's acclaimed first-person shooter mechanics with Avalanche Studios' "mastery of the open world sandbox".
We believe this game has HUGE potential, especially with Avalanche Studios co-developing the game with iD Software! It's been a long time since we last heard from the Rage series, but unfortunately, we didn't get to see any actual gameplay in yesterday's announcement trailer.
Since then more teasers have been tweeted out, with many having a distinct post-apocalyptic flavour to it. Bethesda will be acting as a publisher for this title, and we can definitely expect some fresh details regarding Rage 2 from its E3 showcase on June 10. Boasting first-person shooter madness and Mad Max-style driving bits, Avalanche will undoubtedly be leveraging its experience with the Just Cause games, and, well, Mad Max, obviously.
"An asteroid has annihilated 80% of the earth's population, and humanity's numbers are dwindling". While it is hard to draw a conclusion from just this one series of scenes, the clip immediately shows that Rage 2 has more character and tries to be more charming than its predecessor.
Just like in the Borderlands game many compare this franchise to, not everyone will be your friend.
But for the record you play as the last Ranger of the wasteland who's looking to "crush the oppressive rule of The Authority once and for all". The first Rage game was a technological marvel with an intriguing game world, and was hindered mainly by mixed reviews of its gameplay. The sequel to the open-world shooter is coming with some major changes for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, starting with a more colorful and punk rock-inspired tone.