Rage PC system requirements revealed

id Software's last game it created on its own was the 2004 released first person shooter Doom 3. In just under a month, the developer credited with launching the first person shooter genre will finally release its next game, a post-apocalyptic themed FPS called Rage. It's the first game that will use id's new graphics engine, id Tech 5, created by the developer's co-founder and chief programmer John Carmack.

But will id Software's latest creation run well on your PC gaming rig? Rage's publisher Bethesda Softworks has now released the minimal and recommended hardware needed to run Rage on a PC:

Minimum:

        OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
        Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent AMD
        Memory: 2 GB
        Hard Disk Space: 25 GB
        Video Card: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 4200

Recommended:

        OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
        Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or Equivalent AMD
        Memory: 4 GB
        Hard Disk Space: 25 GB

The PC version will also support Valve's Steamworks platform which will require that gamers have a free Steam account to install Rage. Steamworks will allow the game to have features like automatic patch downloading, achievements, leaderboards and more. The game is also due to be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. id Software also announced plans to release a Mac version of Rage but so far the company has not revealed any info about the Mac system requirements. Rage's current release date is October 4.

In related news, a recent episode of the acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad had Rage as a major feature of one of the episode's scenes. You can check out the video of that sequence at the TV show's official web site. The sequence shows the character playing the game with a light gun controller but Bethesda Softworks has confirmed that sequence was just for the TV show; light gun support is not in the real version of Rage.

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