Id Software fans have always enjoyed a thorough modding community. The Doom & Quake series both have thousands of fan made mods and maps available online. Heck, fans even hacked Wolfenstein 3D and changed some of the sprites. So what about Rage? Rage was supposed to launch with mod tools, which would include a level editor and more of whats needed to let fans make their own content. It was delayed various times without reason.
Finally, in a frustrated response to a fan, John Carmack, Id Software’s resident mad scientist, replies via tweet “BFG work pushed the Rage tools, but Real Soon Now. I hope. Sigh. I think we have made poor decisions on this all year.”
John Carmack is big on taking responsibility for Id Software’s shortcomings lately, which to be honest, are quite minor as a whole. If you look back at Rage, despite the rocky PC release, they released patches and got the game working fine. Not to mention, the game was amazing and fun. The big question gamers ask is, does anyone really care about a Rage level editor now? The answer is yes, one look through the Bethesda forums and NeoGaf forums show many fans are still hoping for these tools. They want to harness the power of the IDTech 5 engine. Lets also not forget that Doom and Quake, both games over 10 years old still have mods coming out frequently from fans. Let’s hope we see something soon.