One of the biggest surprises in gaming this year would have to be the announcement of Rage 2. I don’t think many people expected that game to get a sequel. But id Software and Avalanche Studios have teamed up to combine the beloved id shooting style with Avalanche’s open world gameplay to hopefully deliver a promising sequel.
When we had the chance to check out Rage 2 back in May at Avalanche Studios, we were very surprised by how well it played; we even gave the game a best of E3 award later in June. It looks like we weren’t the only ones thinking this, with Rage 2 getting a nomination in the Game Critics Awards for Best PC Game and Best Action Game.
Stevivor spoke to Magnus Nedfors, Game Director at Avalanche Studios, about the feedback they’ve received for Rage 2 so far and if that has resulted in any development changes.
“The feedback has been very positive,” Nedfors said.
“I’m overwhelmed with the good responses that we’ve gotten from both our Stockholm studio visitors, and especially E3. A lot of people that have played the game were a little bit surprised. Many have said that it was a sleeper hit for them – they were surprised at how good the shooting was. That makes me super happy of course.”
“There hasn’t been any big negative reaction that has caused us to make adjustments to the game because of what people have said. It’s more that we observe people during gameplay and learn from that to make any changes. But it’s been mostly positive which is fun.”
Rage 2 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 in 2019.
Luke Lawrie travelled to Dallas, U.S.A as a guest of Bethesda for QuakeCon.