Rage 2 release date revealed in a new 'open world' trailer

A new trailer for Bethesda's upcoming Rage 2 showed up at The Game Awards tonight, showcasing its strange, colorful, and extraordinarily chaotic open world.  

Unlike its predecessor, Rage 2 is strictly single-player, and it presents itself as a very different sort of over-the-top, gonzo experience: Less Mad Max and more, I don't know, pro wrestling, if it was mixed with Mad Max. It's set in a huge open world filled with vehicles, and as Bethesda emphasized during the E3 reveal, if you can see them, you can drive them, whether it's cars, monster trucks, or even Road Warrior-style gyrocopters. There are also guns—"big ass guns," as Bethesda put it.

Bethesda finally nailed down the release date tonight, too: Rage 2 is set to go live on May 14, 2019. It's up for preorder now at bethesda.net, and you can find out more about what's going in our hands-on preview that you can dive into here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.