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EA to Publish id's RAGE

id Software today revealed that Electronic Arts will publish RAGE (PC, PS3, 360).

id's John Carmack appeared on stage to show id's support of the new publishing arrangement, noting that more RAGE details will be unveiled at QuakeCon later this month.

The agreement comes as part of the EA Partners initiative, under which EA helps publish and distribute titles for smaller, independent studios, such as Valve's The Orange Box and Harmonix's Rock Band.

"The RAGE publishing deal is the epitome of EA Partners' mission: Provide the world's best developers with access to the world's best publishing resources," explained EA Partners general manager David DeMartini.

"The team at id Software is one of the best development studios in the world. We're excited to work with id Software to give RAGE a blockbuster launch on the global stage."

A new trailer of RAGE was also shown, highlighting angry mutants and the sounds of brutal dismemberment.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    July 14, 2008 4:23 PM


    What was wrong with activision?

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      July 14, 2008 4:24 PM

      Look at how Quake IV was marketed.

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      July 14, 2008 5:05 PM

      it might've just been the "what have you done for me lately?" syndrome. Hopefully Carmack or Toll Hollenshead will talk a little more about the reasons for the move.

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      July 14, 2008 5:19 PM

      I wonder how this will squeeze still-in-development-by-an-ATVI-owned-studio Wolfenstein.

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        July 14, 2008 5:22 PM

        It most certainly won't. Acitivision will almost certainly still be publishing that.

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      July 14, 2008 7:10 PM

      Don't know much about the rest of the world. But here in Brazil, EA are fucking heroes and Activision is nowhere to be seen. I mean, even Activision games are published by EA here.

      Really, f*ck Activision, EA does a much better job around here.

      I'd still pick Steam over both though.

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