RAGE to be Published by Bethesda Softworks

December 15, 2009 (Rockville, MD) – ZeniMax Media Inc., parent company of id Software, announced today that it has picked up the publishing rights for RAGE™, the video game under development at id Software.
RAGE will be published by Bethesda Softworks, another ZeniMax subsidiary. As a result, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) will not be involved in the sales and marketing of RAGE. The ongoing development of RAGE is unaffected by this development.
Creators of Fallout 3 and Oblivion to Publish id Software’s RAGE

Creators of Fallout 3 and Oblivion to Publish id Software’s RAGE

Today, Zenimax Media announced that they had picked up the rights to publish id Software’s RAGE.

RAGE will feature id’s new id Tech 5 graphics engine and was announced in 2007 at Quakecon. Since then, little has been revealed about the game, which is id’s first new intellectual property in years. The game will take in the near future, after the world has been struck by an asteroid. Heavily based upon films such as Mad Max, RAGE will feature a mixture of action and car racing sequences.

According to id’s John Carmack, RAGE, uncompressed, is nearly one terabyte in size and will have to be shipped on two or three DVDs for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game. The Playstation 3 version will ship on one Blu Ray disc.

RAGE was previously held by Electronic Arts, who will no longer be involved in the sales and marketing of RAGE.

Bethesda Softworks is best known for their work on The Elder Scrolls series, including Morrowind and Oblivion, as well as for Fallout 3. The Rockville, Maryland based company is also currently developing Brink and will be publishing Fallout: New Vegas, a purported sequel to Fallout 3.

There is no known release date for RAGE, which will be arriving on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC platforms.