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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bethesda now blaming Drivers for RAGE

Yeah, that's shopped. Not far from the actual game, though.

Yes, indeed. A game that's been in development for six years does not run nicely with drivers of the past year. id seemingly didn't have enough time to test their product on normal machines to make sure it runs on current hardware - who would have thought of technological advancement?

While many folks are playing RAGE on PC and not running into issues, we’re aware that some of you are experiencing issues with screen tearing and texture issues. These problems can be attributed to driver issues, and we’re currently working with Nvidia and AMD to resolve them as quickly as possible.

We know that you want to experience RAGE at its absolute best, so we’ll continue to use this blog post to keep you posted.

The responsibility of making your game run smoothly now has gone to the video card producers. These have to make sure their drivers adapt to every pile of crap developers put out, why would you ask the developers to adapt to the environment they're working for in the first place? And god, why would Bethesda and id put any video configuration settings into their damn game?

AMD/ATI released a Performance Driver-Fix rather quickly, which doesn't solve all issues however. Nvidia seems to have something underway, but RAGE won't run well without quite a few patches.

Simply blaming the two leading Video Card providers for their drivers sure is the way to cover up bad planning and failing all across the board!

But let's be honest. Even without the "Issues" RAGE has, the game would be no gem of this generation either.

On a brighter note, Steam has started giving out refunds for RAGE.

And thus, Bethesda picks up the shovel again, ready to dig their own grave even deeper...



And that's exactly why the Playstation 3 and the X360 have nearly the same amount of pop-in textures as the PC version! Yeah sure as hell the drivers are at fault here.

PC with HD 4650 graphic card (far above minimun system requirements)

The Legacy of id - Behind the Scenes

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