iD won’t release crappy Wii version of RAGE

Not that any of us actually thought the Wii could handle the full bent of iD Tech 5, the engine powering the gorgeous-looking RAGE, the studio president Todd Hollenshed has confirmed that we will not, in fact, be seeing a toned-down version on the Wii.

For Rage, as much as Nintendo might not like to hear this, id Tech 5 is too much tech for the Wii. We’re not doing a crappy version of Rage on the Wii. If you play the PC, the PS3, the 360 version, you get all of it. All the media’s the same. We didn’t make the crippled version that somebody wishes they had some other platform to play on.

Alright, fine.  I think we can understand that they’ve made something cutting edge that the Wii just can’t handle given the power delta between the other consoles and PC.  So what about the Wii U?

I haven’t really had a chance to sit down with [John] Carmack about it, because it’s his opinion that matters. From what Nintendo is saying, [the Wii U] looks interesting, but it still remains to be seen how it fits within how id Tech 5 would run on it, is the audience right for us to develop games on that platform.

So… somebody needs to go talk to Carmack, and see what he thinks.  Any volunteers?



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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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