id Software pushes the importance of franchises
Rage isn't even out, but that's not about to stop id Software's Tim Willits from being hopeful that the game will be successful enough to warrant a sequel, and speaking more generally about the subject to GamesIndustry.biz.
"You need to make a franchise. Especially for us. We're doing everything we can to turn Rage into a franchise, please let it sell so we can make another one."
"We definitely, from the get go, planned to make this a much bigger franchise, a much richer world, that allows us to have different games, and we can make more mobile games, heck, we could make a social game with Rage if we wanted to. And hopefully we can make a Rage 2. Hopefully."
While I don't think sequels are inherently bad -- in fact, the opposite is true quite frequently in this industry -- studios need to step up their endings. If you do have long-term franchise plans, don't make that blatantly obvious with a cliff hanger, please.
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