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In an interview with Variety, id Software’s Tim Willits stated that the team is looking into the possibility of a Switch release. When asked about that, Willits stated:

“We’re looking at the tech on that right now, and we’re still evaluating that. We stream everything, and we’re just looking… because everything is open, everything’s available, so there’s no level loads. We are looking at that now, but we don’t know.”

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But are you looking at it?



They stream everything?



KLAMarine said:
They stream everything?

It loads while you play so there are no loading screens.  I suppose it could lead to lag if a system can't handle that.



pokoko said:
KLAMarine said:
They stream everything?

It loads while you play so there are no loading screens.  I suppose it could lead to lag if a system can't handle that.

I see. Wonder if they'll be able to pull it off on Switch.

Thanks for the info!



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If he's being genuine then this is a position I can respect; being open-minded about the possibility and looking into whether it can feasibly be done instead of dismissing it out of hand.

Personally it doesn't bother if it comes or not, I found Rage rather dull and have no interest in the sequel.



Shame they don't look into porting the original. Something the Switch could handle with ease.



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KLAMarine said:
pokoko said:

It loads while you play so there are no loading screens.  I suppose it could lead to lag if a system can't handle that.

I see. Wonder if they'll be able to pull it off on Switch.

Thanks for the info!

The streaming aspect looks not really as a problem to me. Switch only has 4GB RAM compared to the 8GB of the competition, but that is solvable with reducing assets (lower resolution textures, lower polycount, lower viewdistance), things that have to be done probably in any case to make it runnable. Or to fit onto the cartridge, which seems to be the biggest problem so far for developers. And I think cartridge may be of similar speed as the HDD, at least I hope so, it would be a mojor fuckup of Nintendo if not. So the streaming aspect should be solvable. If they can fit the game onto the cartridge is as usual the bigger question.



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KLAMarine said:
They stream everything?

Its how the memoy system works in the game..... instead of loading a big chuck of stuff all at once, and you sit there waiting for a loading screen, instead it takes small bites constantly.

Basically their saying even though the switch doesnt have much memory, maybe its still possible because of how they load data, for the game.
I think its a optimistic view though, dont think Rage 2 is possible on the Switch. So I wouldnt get my hopes up for it.