Bethesda’s long-awaited follow-up to Rage, a fan-favorite action-shooter video game that debuted in 2011,has finally been revealed. This week, after some alleged Rage 2 details leaked to the media, Bethesda capitalized on the situation by formally announcing the title and posting some high-definition gameplay. Fan response to the reveal has been considerable; at the time of writing this piece, over 4,000 Twitter users have retweeted Bethesda’s official Rage 2 trailer.
The specified trailer showed off several weapons and abilities that will be available for use in Rage 2, but it didn’t detail too many of the title’s specifics, such as new features, game modes, and characters. To be sure, Bethesda also indicated (to the disappointment of quite a few fans!) that Rage 2 won’t hit store shelves until Spring 2019.
The work will release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, according to Bethesda. (It’s worth mentioning that the widely circulated rumor of a Nintendo Switch version of Rage 2 being in the works hasn’t been confirmed or denied; there is still hope for Nintendo lovers!) Rage 2 is being developed by the company behind the original Rage, id Software, as well as the maker of Just Cause, Avalanche Studios. That two studios are coordinating to develop Rage 2 has led many fans to believe that the scope of the title will be extensive.
It’s expected that Bethesda’s upcoming E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference will be used at least in part to showcase additional Rage 2 gameplay. E3 2018 is scheduled for June 12-14, and Bethesda’s press conference will take place at 9:30 PM ET on 10 June. Fans unable to attend E3 in-person can watch companies’ press conferences over the internet and on television.
Lastly, perhaps in an effort to further excite those anticipating new games, Bethesda stated that their E3 2018 press conference will be longer than any of their previous showings.
Here’s to even more video game announcements at E3, from Bethesda and other developers!