Rage series not dead, says id co-founder

Rage has been somewhat of a sore subject for id founder John Carmack, given the numerous problems it launched with, and ultimately tepid fan response. However, fellow co-founder Tim Willits has a much rosier view of the 2011 shooter and promised at QuakeCon 2013 that the series isn't bowing out just yet.

"I'm proud of what we did, I'm proud of the universe that we built," Willits told Joystiq. "The franchise is not dead. We're not doing anything immediately with it, but when I designed the universe, I designed it in such a way that it would be easy to step back into. I'm still proud that we did something that was different--it wasn't like the games that we've done in the past."

Launch issues aside, Rage remains somewhat of a technical marvel. But, it's unlikely id will return to the series any time soon. They still have to finish Doom 4... one day.