They should have used something other than id Tech 5. After Rage, I vowed never to play a game using that engine. It's awful. This game looks kinda interesting too so that's a shame. I imagine it would have looked a lot better with CryEngine.
Definitely. RAGE was a disaster from a technical perspective - the textures were incredibly low resolution, the texture streaming was slow, the game environments had incredibly low polygon counts, it had no dynamic lighting (all the shadows were pre-baked onto the textures), etc. The engine was dated for last-gen and it's clear to see it hasn't improved much. Given that it's the only first-person shooter confirmed to run at 1080p @ 60fps on the Xbox One I think it's clear that it really doesn't push the boundaries when it comes to graphics and nothing I've seen suggests the gameplay is any better.
I think I'll pass on this one.