So, I seriously had no idea Rage 2 was coming out this week until Saturday morning when I checked upcoming release dates for games.
I was aware Rage 2 was a thing that existed; I saw the announcement panel, I’d seen bits of news here and there, etc. But what I’ve not seen is any advertising or marketing or even word of mouth for this game. I don’t know if I just happened to circumvent all the places where this game was being heavily promoted or what, but I was completely oblivious that its release date was, like, now. That doesn’t happen often for me, a big-budget release slipping under the radar; as you might imagine I try to keep up on quite a bit of gaming news. I just haven’t seen any hype building for Rage 2.
Bethesda has not had a good… well, let’s be generous and say six months. Fallout 76, even though I am fully aware it has cultivated a community of people that thoroughly enjoy playing it, was not by most conventional standards a “success.” I didn’t hear great things about the mobile Elder Scrolls game “Blades” either. So one would assume that Bethesda’s brand could really use a win right about now.
So I think it’s odd to find that Rage 2 isn’t being heavily promoted, as it actually looks like a pretty fun game (it briefly occurred to me that Bethesda might be gun-shy, not wanting to make a big deal out of the release in fear of being attached to yet another flop. but that doesn’t seem plausible). I watched the launch trailer and some preview gameplay this weekend, and I’m thinking about giving it a look. Anyone hyped for this game? Anyone else surprised that it’s out tomorrow, or was it just me that this one snuck up on?