In all honesty, we kinda thought September 13 would've been a better date.

But hey, if you need more time, you need more time. Team Bondi required nearly 7 years to bring us L.A. Noire and id Software's Rage has also been 7 years in the making, but the latter has suffered another delay . It isn't big, but the competition is that much stiffer now: Rage will drop on October 4, the same day that sees the release of Twisted Metal , Dark Souls , NBA 2K12 and The Darkness II . But perhaps id's new title will stand apart, if only because it has the distinction of being the first new IP from this developer since Quake in 1996. …geez, PC devs sure work slow, don't they? Diablo III , Duke Nukem Forever …and where's that Daikatana follow-up? Oh, they weren't doing one? My bad.

Well, maybe John Carmack and Co. will get this one right. The premise is certainly intriguing…

Related Game(s): RAGE

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slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I don't understand why some release games on dates that they know other big titles will launch. 2K12 is a must buy and likely TM..Then the month before is Resistance 3 and the month after is Uncharted 3. Bad timing but wish them luck

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

There are only 52 Tuesdays in a year (sometimes 53). Most of them have some high profile game scheduled to release on them, especially toward the end of the year.

Pick your poison.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 6/10/2011 7:50:34 PM

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

I've never been particularly interested in this game, so I see the delay as more of a good thing. Because now Resistance 3 should have an easier time. And I think that Twisted Metal is more than capable of holding it's own because there haven't been many big budget car combat games coming out in recent years. That should help it stand out. And of course that is only one reason among others.


Last edited by Looking Glass on 6/10/2011 3:01:45 PM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

"John Carmack" – wow, that name sure brings back memories. He was *God* back then. When John spoke, we listened.
I guess he's to me what Koshima is to you guys.


Last edited by Beamboom on 6/10/2011 3:36:34 PM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Kosjima, sorry. Blasphemy unintended.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

*duh* Third try: KOJIMA. Now I feel stupid and yes I have every reason to.

I'll go hide in a corner.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

LOL, at least you didn't get the "3 strikes & you're out" rule.

Eld
Eld
9 years ago

I wouldn't gloat too much about situation PC gaming is today.

What consoles did to PCs, smartphones and handhelds might do to consoles. Very soon.

Of course, this problem wouldn't exist if devs would properly support platforms they plan to work with.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Hehe – it's always clever to be a bit modest, yes. 🙂
But I don't think consoles are really threatened by smartphones. However, I can very much picture a future where handheld gaming devices are merged with smartphones. That's just around the corner, imo. If so, then maybe Vita will be the last of it's kind from Sony?

One never know…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

So long as human beings love giant TVs smartphones have no chance of supplanting console gaming

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I wasn't gloating.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Dang it, like Gears 3 I'll probably have to hold off until post fall quarter break.

bearbobby
bearbobby
9 years ago

I dunno about this game. I get this feeling they spent all their time making it pretty, to the point that the gameplay will end up suffering for it. Hopefully not a case of "All flash, no substance."

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Point shoot kill. It's what John does best. All the while looking pretty.

Fine by me.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Nah it's more than that Temjin, you can actually talk to people and stuff. Minor RPG elements in there.

bearbobby
bearbobby
9 years ago

@Temjin001

No doubt he was captain of the FPS flagship back in the day, but hopefully his newest project's quality is more than skin deep.

@World

That's what I've been reading too, a little fleshing out of the world and it's NPC's would go a long way to bumping this shooter higher up my wish list.

Guess we'll find out in Oct.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

What John does best is build amazing game engines.

Too bad they're wasted on FPSs. ;D

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

Ben,
Please don't joke about Daikatana. I still have nightmares that I will have to play that game again one day.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Do it! 🙂

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Looks like October 4th just got a little better and busier.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I think I can wait on this one, it does look good though. But if I get more interested for some reason it's all good because none of the games on that list are interesting.

bearbobby
bearbobby
9 years ago

Really? Twisted Metal doesn't make you giddy, or at least a little nostalgic?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

A little nostalgic from the PS1 days but vehicle combat has lost its luster for me.

Him
Him
9 years ago

Can someone explain how having a release date at the same time of other monster releases affects sales? It doesn't make any sense to me. Rage would sell just as much as if it would be released on a day with big games wouldn't it?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

no, because people can only afford so many games and if something else releases at the same time they may get that and opt to buy Rage at a later date or even used. Developers don't get a sale if people buy their game used.

bearbobby
bearbobby
9 years ago

Many folks have limited resources and don't make mulitple purchases at a time. They save up for a game they really want. If Rage was the only game coming out that month, it would have a much bigger chance of securing a consumer purchase.

However, it's now just one of several high profile new releases coming out that week and has a higher probablity of being passed over for another game.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

Also, shelf space is a huge consideration. More games released at the same time means fewer front covers facing consumers, which decreases the chances of purchases by uninformed customers.

@World

They get the original sale. It's not like used games appear out of thin air. The guy who bought and traded his game wouldn't necessarily have EVER bought it (rentals!) if there was no used game market.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 6/10/2011 8:01:31 PM

Him
Him
9 years ago

Maybe its just me then cause just because I don't have money for it now with other games coming out doesn't mean that I wont get it at all. I would still eventually buy it.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

Agreed. I often buy games more than a year after they're released. But neither of us (nor most who visit this site) reflects the majority of the game-buying public; we're better informed and more committed to the hobby.

___________
___________
9 years ago

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
why is it only my most anticipated games that get delayed?
oh for F*cks sake im going to be away in october too, so thats 2 months extra wait!
GOD DAM IT!
hope its just a mistake, seems weird all gaming retailers here are still saying september 15, and theres no press release.
oh please say its not true, tell me its releasing in september still!

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

Have to say I'll pick up Dark Souls first, and then Twisted Metal, and THEN we'll see.