Rage is launching today for all platforms, and unfortunately for some players, its PC version doesn't seem to be all smooth sailing. Users have been chiming in with a variety of bugs, from texture blinking and audio stuttering to the occasional outright crash.
Texture pop-in, artifacts, frame rate issues, and audio stuttering seem to be the most common complaints, while others report crashing after the intro video, when exiting the Arc, or a simple failure to start the game.
"Everyone, make sure you have latest Nvidia/Ati drivers to play Rage," id Software's John Carmack said on Twitter in response to early backlash. A Radeon driver update was expected to fix some of the bugs, but at least for Rock Paper Shotgun, the problems persisted.
The user video below (via the Steam forums) shows some of the texture pop-in issues in action:
The console versions have yet to receive the same level of complaints. Shacknews has contacted Bethesda regarding the bug reports and inquired about plans for a patch. We'll update as more information becomes available.