As seems to be the case with most multiplatform game releases, there has been speculation around which version of id’s upcoming shooter RAGE would be “inferior,” with the short end of the stick falling on the PS3 version in this case. Apparently, gamers seem to be worried about the latent load times associated with Blu-Ray discs and drives.
Destructoid contacted publisher Bethesda for clarification, and marketing chief Pete Hines had the following to say:
We also had RAGE running on PS3 in the press room [at QuakeCon] for folks to do their previews. We are very pleased with the PS3 version of RAGE. One of the cornerstones of the new idTech5 technology is that all assets are identical across all platforms. The experience that players have will be the same on all three platforms.
So there you have it. While that should be good enough for people to rest easy that they’ll be buying a top-notch product regardless of their machine of choice, I’m sure the fanboy communities for each will fight about it anyway.