Rockstar Advanced Game Engine

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Rockstar Advanced Game Engine
Rockstar Advanced Game Engine.svg
Original author(s) Rockstar Games
Developer(s) RAGE Technology Group at Rockstar San Diego
Initial release 2006
Platform Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Type Game engine
License Proprietary
Website http://www.rockstargames.com/

Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) is a game engine developed by the RAGE Technology Group at the video game developer Rockstar San Diego with contributions by other Rockstar studios. The engine has been used on several different platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. RAGE initially evolved from the Angel Game Engine originally developed by Angel Studios for use in the sixth generation console era versions of the Midnight Club series and other Rockstar San Diego games.[1]

Rockstar has integrated a few third party middleware components into RAGE like the proprietary Euphoria[2] character animation engine and the open source Bullet[3] physics engine.

Prior to RAGE, Rockstar mostly used Criterion Games' RenderWare engine to develop various game titles, including the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows installments of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.[4]

Since the release of Max Payne 3, the engine supports DirectX 11 and stereoscopic 3D rendering on the PC platform.[5]

The upcoming release of "Grand Theft Auto V" on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be the first RAGE title to support select eighth generation consoles.

RAGE Technology Group logo

Games using RAGE[edit]

Title Release
year
Platform(s) Developer(s)
Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis[6] 2006 Wii, Xbox 360 Rockstar San Diego
Grand Theft Auto IV[6][7] 2008 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar North, Rockstar Toronto (PC)
Midnight Club: Los Angeles[8] PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar San Diego
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
(The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony)
2009 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar North, Rockstar Toronto (PC)
Red Dead Redemption[9] 2010 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar San Diego, Rockstar North
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
Max Payne 3[10] 2012 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X [a] Rockstar Vancouver, Rockstar Studios
Grand Theft Auto V[11] 2013/2014 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Rockstar North

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The OSX version of Max Payne 3 uses TransGaming's Cider compatibility layer and does not run natively on OSX.
Footnotes
  1. ^ "Rockstar explains the tech behind GTA4". 1UP. 
  2. ^ "NaturalMotion and Rockstar Games, Inc. Announce Development Partnership, NaturalMotion Press Release". Euphoria. NaturalMotion. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  3. ^ "AAA Titles using Bullet". Bullet physics engine. Erwin Coumans. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-01-05. "We are allowed to mention that some parts of Bullet have been co-developed and optimized with Rockstar and merged into their Rage game engine, used on Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3 in Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Grand Theft Auto 4." 
  4. ^ "We spend an hour with the biggest PSP game around!". 1UP.com. Ziff Davis. 2005-09-12. Retrieved 2007-04-10. "[O]ne of the more interesting notes about Liberty City Stories' technology is that this is the first time since the series has gone 3D that there's a GTA game not built using Renderware. Instead, the LCS engine has been built by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North." 
  5. ^ "Max Payne 3 PC supports DirectX 11, 3D". Eurogamer. 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  6. ^ a b Totilo, Stephen (2006-05-04). "The First Rule Of Ping-Pong Club: Talk About Rockstar's Table Tennis Game". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved 2007-04-10. "The Rockstar reps explained that the game [Table Tennis] was running on RAGE, the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine. This is the graphics technology gamers are to expect from future Rockstar games, including the next "GTA.""  GTA IV Release Date: December 11th
  7. ^ Thorsen, Tor (2006-06-15). "Grand Theft Auto IV powered by Table Tennis engine?". GameSpot. CNET. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 
  8. ^ "Midnight Club: Los Angeles Preview". IGN. 
  9. ^ Bramwell, Tom (February 4, 2009). "Rockstar unveils Red Dead Redemption". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  10. ^ Bramwell, Tom (June 10, 2009). "Balding Max Payne 3 sighted". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  11. ^ "Rockstar Game Tips: Learn from the Max Payne 3 Leaderboard Legends". Rockstar Games. October 11, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012. "Max Payne 3 does use RAGE, and we're also using it for GTAV." 

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