The official massive modding kit for idTech 5 has been released.
Weighing in at a hefty 35GB download, the tool kit for RAGE that will allow modders to get their hands dirty in RAGE’s megatextured landscape has officially been released. Available on Steam right this very second, the tool kit includes idStudio (the developers world building tool), some tutorials, a handful of official RAGE maps so you can see how id’s developers put their game world together and nearly every game asset from RAGE and it’s recently released Scorchers DLC.
In a day and age where most developers seem adverse to developing modding tools either because of the amount of resources required to do so or because it could somehow limit their DLC profitability, it’s refreshing to see the kind of support Bethesda and id usually show their playerbase. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of mods people come out with for RAGE, which although suffered from a somewhat empty landscape and plodding narrative, had some really satisfying gameplay.
id and Bethesda’s official announcement is available on the Bethesda Blog.