The first official details about the newly confirmed Rage 2 have been revealed. While the initial trailer didn’t do much except to establish its returning post-apocalyptic setting and the possibility of a sillier tone, we’ve now learned about its confirmed platforms and a new developer.
Following the trailer’s release, Bethesda has published a page on its website devoted to Rage 2. There’s not a whole lot there, but in lieu of a full reveal, it does share some key details. For starters, the game is coming to the platforms you’d expect–PC, PS4, and Xbox One–based on box art displayed there.
In terms of what Rage 2 is all about, the basic overview is also basically what you would guess: “Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. Rage 2 brings together a true open-world FPS experience where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.”
Most interesting is an easily missed detail in the website’s footer. It notes that Rage 2 is “developed in association with Avalanche Studios.” Avalanche is the studio best known for the over-the-top open-world Just Cause series, although it more recently was responsible for 2015’s open-world Mad Max game. Its involvement makes sense given Rage 2’s open-world nature and Mad Max-style setting and characters.
What wasn’t immediately clear was the involvement of id Software, the developer of the first Rage. Bethesda has, however, confirmed with GameSpot that Rage 2 is a “collaboration” between id and Avalanche. The official Rage account subsequently tweeted out another joke referencing its reaction to the recent Walmart leak:
Hey marketing, here are a few notes. Can’t blame Canada this time. pic.twitter.com/E38PjUD8Jd
— RAGE (@RAGEgame) May 14, 2018
Rage 2 does not yet have a release date, but a gameplay reveal trailer is due out on Tuesday, May 15. We can also safely expect to hear much more during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference on June 10.