Rage 2 won’t just have cars to drive, it will also have flying vehicles, developer Avalanche Studios told IGN at QuakeCon 2018.
In fact, it turns out we already saw an extremely brief glimpse of one of these flying vehicles back in Rage 2’s E3 extended gameplay trailer. Here is that moment looped, barely a second long:
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It’s not a jet plane, it’s a little thing that you fly around. But yeah, it’s proper flying.”
I asked Rage 2 game director Magnus Nedfors if the vehicle was “properly flying” or more like a hoverbike, and he said it’s likely somewhere in between. “It’s not a jet plane, it’s a little thing that you fly around. But yeah, it’s proper flying,” he explained.
Nedfors told me that players will have a set of three vehicles that are their own. “There is one car, a bike, and a little flying vehicle that are yours,” he explained, saying “you can evolve them and you can customize them and so on.”
But players aren’t limited to those three vehicles. “You can still go out in the wasteland and steal any car that you see and drive around in that,” Nedfors continued. You can collect those stolen cars too, and bringing them back to your base let’s you continue to use them later.
Nedfors also told me that Avalanche is primarily developing Rage 2, with id collaborating on a creative level. The studio also revealed first story details and some more gameplay of Rage 2 at QuakeCon.
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