EuroGamer 2011: Discover How Rage Takes Advantage Of Your High End GPU

September 23, 2011

By Andrew Burnes

id Software have created some of the most loved and most played games of all time, such as Return To Castle Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake. Early next month the Texan studio will launch Rage, a brand new intellectual property full of new ideas, varied gameplay, co-op, and multiplayer, and it is these points that we discussed with Studio Head Tim Willits at EuroGamer Expo 2011.

We also spoke about tech with Tim, taking a moment to work through a special Transcoding option for those with fast GPUs.

“When you have a high-end graphics card,” says Tim, “you can apply [it] to Transcoding, so when you whip around fast in Rage the world comes into focus extremely quickly. And of course, if you have a high-end video card with lots of video RAM, your texture size will be larger, which will give you much crisper textures much farther away than you would normally see on a console.”

We also talk about scalability and catering to those with mid and low-range systems, so if you want to learn more click on the video above.

Rage is released October 4th in North America, and October 7th in Europe