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Bethesda to Publish id's Rage

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Wait....wut? Isn't Bethesda a developer?

Bethesda to Publish id's Rage

id software and Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media today announced that it has acquired the publishing rights to id's post-apocalyptic shooter Rage.
Rage was originally to be published by Electronic Arts through EA Partners, a deal that remained in place after ZeniMax snapped up the Doom and Quake creator in June.


Bethesda Softworks will now be publishing Rage. "As a result, Electronic Arts Inc. will not be involved in the sales and marketing of RAGE," said a press statement. "The ongoing development of RAGE is unaffected by this development."

The announcement unfortunately gave no further indication of when Rage's PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release might be. "I can say that production is going well," is all id software's Tim Willits could tell us during an interview at QuakeCon in August.
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well they published rogue warrior the most horrible FPS in recent memory so yea there a dev / publisher now and hey with Bethesda at least we get lesser DRM which is nice
 
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This whole industry is going to hell.
 

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indeed
 

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It'll come around, give er time, and teach your kids to appreciate a good game.
 

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Zenimax owns Bethesda and ID. They can save a lot of money by not outsourcing to third party publishers. It makes sense.
 
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God forbid that bethesda try and turn a buck, the nerds are gonna go fkin crazy.
Hell, even Rogue Warrior made money.
 
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Kicking EA in the junk? I like where this is going.
 
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God forbid that bethesda try and turn a buck, the nerds are gonna go fkin crazy.
Hell, even Rogue Warrior made money.
You apparently have no respect for Quake or its founders.
 

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You apparently have no respect for Quake or its founders.
I certainly do not. Never played that game. I was too busy partying at that point in my life. Both Quake and Doom 3. I should try those games out at some time.
 

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except Id will give us a better game thats less buggy seriously in F3 you can skip 50% of the game just dont do the three dog quest and skip to the rivet city done and done lol so if Rage is so close to F3 id think that would be bad for bethesda since fallout is now there franchise 2 competing Ips under the same company hmmm could be intresting
 
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Hopefully interesting in the sense that'll we'll get Rage one year, Fallout 4 the next, Rage II after that... :D
 
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Rage is a shooter so there's not going to be any overlapping.

It's a win win for both companies. Bethesda gets a very good developer to publish and their technology. iD gets (or may I say recovers) the "when it's done" status regarding their games and a much friendlier financing. As I said iD will continue with their shooter tradition (even if they introduce small rpg elements) and Bethesda will continue making RPGs. As I said no overlapping in their sales.
 
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except Id will give us a better game thats less buggy seriously in F3 you can skip 50% of the game just dont do the three dog quest and skip to the rivet city done and done lol so if Rage is so close to F3 id think that would be bad for bethesda since fallout is now there franchise 2 competing Ips under the same company hmmm could be intresting
Yep came in here to say this will be Bethesda's most bug free offering ever! :laugh:
 
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Bug? Have you not played the first two?

Just seems odd to point that out when there are some real and annoying bugs in FO3. Just try to take someone's spork! ;)
 
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I was saying Bethesda's games are known for being very buggy and needing tons of community support and hard work to make into the great games they are (esp The Elder Scrolls) and I assume this will be a different story.

And by "first two" you are referring to Fallout 1 and 2? They were developed by Black Isle and published by Interplay.
 
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This is OLLLLLD news. This was all officially talked about at QuakeCon. This is nothing but good for id. Rage resembles Fallout 3 VERY much.
Old news? Prove it.
 
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It's not old news. Zenimax/Bethesda buying ID is old news, Rage being published by them isn't. Rage was out of the deal because it already was published by EA AFAIK.
I know that. But I don't think he does.
 

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