Bethesda Softworks dropped a gameplay trailer for Rage 2 today as promised. It also shed a bit more light on the story behind the game in a blog post this morning and peppered it with a few screenshots.
Rage 2 will be a collaborative effort. Avalanche Studios has been heading up the project with Doom’s id Software providing FPS support. Avalanche is best known for the Just Cause franchise, but it is also the developer responsible for Mad Max. In fact, watching the gameplay, I was thinking to myself, “This is Mad Max only in first person.” And that is not a bad thing.
The game, which Bethesda describes as an “open-world shooterverse,” takes place in a post-apocalyptic world that has been devastated by an asteroid. Eighty percent of the planet’s population has been wiped out, and laws are nonexistent. Humanity has become tribal, and gangs rule territories by force.