Get the first look at RAGE’s co-op mode in our latest gameplay trailer — Wasteland Legends: Water Service. In this co-op area, the Shrouded clan come to Wellspring to destroy the town’s water supply and two warriors join forces to fight off the invasion. It’s up to a duo of heroes to disarm bombs, take out bandits and save the town once again.
As we close in on RAGE’s release, we’ve returned with new Q&As with the members of the RAGE team at id Software. Today we meet programmer Matthew Michler.
What do you do at id Software (or more specifically on RAGE) and how long have you worked at the company?
I have been working at id Software for about two years as a programmer on our automated build and testing infrastructure.
Why do you think working at id is the best job in the world?
Professionally, working at id Software is like being born with a pedigree. There are few studios in this industry that can say they are a true pioneer and innovator of gaming and id is one of them. On top of that, the leadership and veteran developers at id are very welcoming to us newbies and our ideas. They are great at finding the “diamonds in the rough” and polishing them up into new and exciting gameplay.
Personally, the team at id is insanely fun to be around. We have an incredibly diverse group of people from all over the world with a wide range of personalities and interests. Social gatherings at id are always entertaining.
This morning I nearly missed saying hello to Skyrim’s senior brand manager, Erin Losi, as she was eclipsed by the massive Skyrim Collector’s Edition box at her desk. The box is HUGE – a virtual planetoid that should have its own weather system.
It’s also extremely limited – so don’t forget to pre-order.
We’re still two weeks weeks from the release of Lonesome Road. To get you ready, each week we’ll be releasing a new holotape.
To set the stage, here’s Lonesome Road’s project director, Mr. Chris Avellone…
Lonesome Road brings the DLC story arc to a close – events that were first hinted at in New Vegas and Dead Money come to pass, as the last of the DLC cast of characters, Ulysses, reveals himself. For a time, we just introduced him through the perspectives of other characters, a description of another Courier who wore an Old World flag on his back, and in Old World Blues, a mysterious figure who marked his presence through graffiti and holotapes left in the Big Empty.
But those holotapes weren’t the only recordings. Ulysses carried more on his journey back to the Divide, and used them to chronicle his past and yours. As your Courier will discover in Lonesome Road, these recordings of Ulysses are buried in the wreckage and storms of the Divide. As you walk the road, you’ll have a chance to hear the history of the courier who has spent years hunting you down.
This is the first of a series of holotapes your Courier may find in the Divide. While we, as developers only knew a few things for certain about your player character’s history, Ulysses can shed more light on past events – and events to come.