We just got word from John Carmack himself on what's in store for us with the upcoming 1.1 update of RAGE [99¢ / HD], and wow, we're in for a treat. Full Game Center support is coming, specifically, 58 achievements and 13 different online leaderboards. Gyroscope controls have been added for devices that are equipped with gyroscopes, and directional damage indication has been implemented so you can see what side you're being attacked on. There's also a whole host of bug fixes and tweaks such as changing the location of the pause button to prevent hitting it accidentally.

It gets better though. Two new game modes have been implemented. A mirror mode, which flips the levels for a slight variation in gameplay and a "museum mode" has been added which strips all objects and creatures while allowing the player to look through each level, pausing when they see fit to look around.

But wait, there's more- RAGE is also going to support secondary display output at 480p via the Apple component cable and 720p via the Apple VGA cable. We've seen this before with some games, but none that are as graphically advanced as RAGE. I can't wait to give this a try.

It's hard to say when this update will be approved. Apple obviously has a massive backlog of approvals from developers trying to get their game on the App Store before the pre-holiday iTunes Connect freeze... So RAGE 1.1 will either be available randomly sometime before the 23rd, or sometime after the 28th. For more information on RAGE, check out our review.

  • http://twitter.com/NoSuperMan ImNoSuperMan

    Neat. Gamecenter will definitely make me play this game a lot (more).

  • Noman

    As will the gyroscope controls.

  • afterlife

    A very great update! looking forward on gyroscope controls and the two new modes!!

  • afterlife

    A very great update! looking forward on gyroscope controls and the two new modes!!

  • afterlife

    A very great update! looking forward on gyroscope controls and the two new modes!!

  • Gnarkill

    I'm kind of stoked to be able to just walk through and see whats really in the levels.

    and I have to (0:07) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWZjg18hIs8

  • Gnarkill

    I'm kind of stoked to be able to just walk through and see whats really in the levels.

    and I have to (0:07) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWZjg18hIs8

  • afterlife

    A very great update! looking forward on gyroscope controls and the two new modes!!

  • Gnarkill

    I'm kind of stoked to be able to just walk through and see whats really in the levels.

    and I have to (0:07) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWZjg18hIs8

  • Gnarkill

    I'm kind of stoked to be able to just walk through and see whats really in the levels.

    and I have to (0:07) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWZjg18hIs8

  • O_p

    Thx John.

  • O_p

    Thx John.

  • O_p

    Thx John.

  • O_p

    Thx John.

  • Anonymous

    Great. Now I'll have to re-sync it to my iPhone. But it was a dollar well spent.

  • http://manytribes.blogspot.com/ Joseph

    Be careful!

    Some a** has posted a "game" with the same icon as Rage, for 99 cents - only it's just a set of screenshots.

    Didn't buy it. 54 people did... phew me for reading the comments

  • Anonymous

    Might have to reinstall this now but Im still meh on Rage, it was worth the £1.19 i paid to support development of this scale, but it still seems too much like a massive sized tech demo/advert for a console game, that isn't that much fun once beaten to me.

    of the recent gfrahically awesome 'tech demos' released. Infinity Blade is the better game of the two. Rage needs more than a 'museum mode' to catch up

  • Pckid

    Don't you mean Component for 720P and VGA for 480P??

  • Fastica

    Glad to see you people are enjoying the game. It is still not available in South America. Sometimes I wish I was a pirate...

  • vimy

    thanks ID

    Now I know why after 15 plus years of being a loyal fan, you never let us down.
    Thanks for trying to spice things up.

    hope its as good and succesful as youve always been