In Addition to the Crazy Characters Rage 2 Set to Have a Strong Narrative Focus
Everything that we’ve seen so far suggests that Rage 2 is going to be a ton of fun, full of crazy ridiculous powers, weapons, and abilities for players to wreak havoc in the post apocalyptic wasteland. With that said however, it’s not just going to be about the absurdity of it all. According to Avalanche Studios there’s going to be a very strong focus on the narrative.
In a recent interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine for their April 2019 Issues (Issue 160) both Loke Wallmo, the senior narrative designer and Odd Ahlgren, the narrative director, from Avalanche Studios talked a bit about what fans should expect to see with Rage 2. Apparently, from the very beginning, both Bethesda and the co-developers id Software have been determined to include a strong story component within the game. Loke Wallmo stated, “Bethesda and id have been pushing for the story from the very beginning as well. They knew that they wanted a strong story component in the game, and pushed for that from the beginning.”
The pair talked about how everyone that you’ll meet within the game has a defined backstory and character. Odd Ahlgren commented, “Most people you meet, most stuff that you see, even enemies that you never really talk to, they have a backstory and they have a reason to be there, and they have a reason to behave in the outrageous way that they do. Most of these things are explained if you look close enough.”
They talked a bit about how Rage 2 will be a bit different from the original title, especially in the way it approaches the narrative and how characters interact within the world. “Something that I think RAGE put a lot of focus on that we’ve tried to maintain is the crazy characters that show up and have their own motivations for doing things and asking things of you. That’s something that we want to spread out through the world a little bit as well. There’s a strong part of that in the main story of the game, in the fight against The Authority. But that also echoes out throughout the rest of the world as well.”
RAGE 2 is set to launch on May 14 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Are you planning on picking the sequel up? What do you think about the idea of a strong narrative? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!