As I said in my review of the game earlier in the week, I really enjoyed Rage. However, if you’re not able to enjoy the game due to slow texture loading or screen tearing, then you’re going to be one unhappy customer. We already know that AMD has released an updated graphics driver to combat the issue, however, we’ve been waiting on something a little more from id and Bethesda.
We’ve just heard from our contact at Bethesda that both companies are hard at work on a patch that will add something that should have been included with the PC version of the game at launch. That’s right, real video options. No specifics were given, just that they would be fully customizable. This will hopefully mean that you will be able to eliminate the current issues by tweaking the various settings, rather than relying on the game to automatically adjust them for you.
According to our source, the patch should be hitting as early as tomorrow, which will hopefully give gamers the better part of the weekend to actually enjoy the game. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.
Update 10/9/11: The new patch has gone live.