The original Doom was a smash hit and is still considered to be one of the best games ever made. This true FPS gave gamers an experience like never before with brilliant graphics and addictive gameplay, and the man behind it all was John Carmack. This open-source fanatic is well-known for his ability to make some of the best game engines and then releasing the source code for everyone. Caramack's latest game engine called id Tech 5 is a brand new project that will power Rage, Doom 4 and we assume it will be used to develop the next Quake as well.
Rage is an upcoming title for the Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. It's a mix of combat racing and FPS, making it a rather unique id product. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is semi-open world, which means it's an open world game but the exploration is limited. Before I get into the game details, I recommend you watch the video below and get a sense of this Mad Max inspired game.
As per id, this is a true FPS game with minimum racing elements. As the video demonstrates, the racing is quiet similar to Burnout sans the urban setting, with some cool weapon add-ons. Winning races will earn you money, which in turn can be used to buy better upgrades for your car. It has been made very clear that the racing action is just an extension of the FPS gameplay and not the overall theme of the game.
Gamers have often complained about id's closed quartered gameplay; most of their games take place indoors, limiting players' freedom. Think of Rage as id's answer to the new genre of open-world games like Stalker. I would suggest you take a look at the jaw dropping screenshots that feature some stunning outdoor scenery.