As soon as Rage is ready for release this October, the team behind the game will focus on finishing the upcoming and long-awaited installment of the Doom series. Not much has been revealed about the project since its announcement more than 3 years ago, but id Software co-founder John Carmack has recently in a interview with Gamespot shed some light:
As soon as Rage ships, the core tech team moves over to start making things happen on the Doom 4 project. We’re going to move over to the Doom team and a lot of resources are going to migrate over there.
He continued on and also briefly addressed the technical aspects of the game:
The single-player is going to go 30 frames per second on the consoles. So we can have 30 demons crawling all over you on there. But the multiplayer is still going to be 60 frames per second, so it has the quality feel that Rage has.
Basically this will enable console players to have a better gameplay experience in terms of visuals, action and the overall atmosphere, although for a price cost in the form of lower framerate of 30 fps. Doom 4 will be using the latest id Tech 5 engine and does not have a release date as of now. More information, possibly along with some videos and screenshots, should be revealed this August at QuakeCon 2011 in Dallas, TX.
Rage is scheduled to come out on October 4th, 2011 for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.