Rage 2 is a first-person shooter which takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Following a catastrophic asteroid impact, Earth is in ruin and numerous individuals are put into underground hibernation. Unfortunately, events don't go according to plan and the surface is overrun by mutants and an oppressive organization known as "The Authority." It's up to you to liberate everyone and dismantle the oppressive regime once and for all.
Recently, Hardcore Gamer sat down with id Software Studio Director Tim Willits to discuss post-launch plans for Rage 2 and performance on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro. Instead of focusing on a 4K 30 FPS mode, the team decided to improve the frame rate. Willits said the following.
To make it simple, on the enhanced consoles, it runs at 1080p 60 FPS. On base hardware, it runs at 30 FPS. On PC, it's uncapped. We went for speed over 4K for the enhanced consoles.
While a lot of individuals will be disappointed because 1080p games look somewhat blurry on modern 4K displays, it's still great to know that the frame rate has been improved. Hopefully the game will be a locked 60 FPS on Xbox One X.
The Deluxe Edition of Rage 2 comes with access to an expansion planned for Summer 2019, but it looks like that's not where the content ends. Willits said that the company is planning more paid and free content down the line. It seems like it'll depend on what gamers want. You can read another except from Willits below.
We do have some plans for paid and free content. It is a single player game and we do have some community pushes we'll talk about in the future. The way our technology works, does allow us to integrate and change the world easier than other games.
Hopefully Rage 2 will be a polished experience when it launches on May 14. Bethesda hasn't had a lot of luck recently with the post-apocalyptic genre, so maybe this will change its fortunes.
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