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Bethesda is making a sequel to the post-apocalyptic shooter Rage

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E3 is next month, which means that you can expect a flurry of game announcements over the next few weeks. Following a handful of leaks over the past few days, today Bethesda is kicking things off with the official reveal of Rage 2, the sequel to an oft-forgotten 2007 first-person shooter from Doom creator Id. For now, though, the name is all we really know. The debut trailer doesn’t show actual gameplay, but instead features live-action footage that shows a world that looks like Mad Max doused in pink smoke. Here’s a brief setup from Bethesda:

Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. Rage 2 brings together a true open world FPS experience where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.

The original Rage was released to somewhat of a muted reaction, making its sequel a bit of a surprise, and it was best known for mashing together elements of FPS games with lots of driving. It also bears the distinction of being the last Id game helmed by studio co-founder John Carmack, who went on to explore virtual reality at Oculus. Whatever is new in the sequel should be revealed very soon: Bethesda will be releasing Rage 2’s first gameplay trailer tomorrow at 10AM ET.

There’s no word yet on release date, but the game will be coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Update, May 14th: 11:35AM: Added platform details from the game’s official site.