Bethesda issues patch to fix driver crashes

RAGE launch ‘a real cluster !@#$’, Carmack says

Bethesda has released a patch for id’s latest shooter, RAGE, fixing a number of bugs and adding graphics engine settings "due to popular demand."

Legendary gaming pioneer John Carmack enraged a number of PC gaming faithful by saying: "We do not see the PC as the leading platform for games" and describing problems with video drivers "a real cluster !@#$."

"We knew that all older AMD drivers, and some Nvidia drivers would have problems with the game, but we were running well in-house on all of our test systems. When launch day came around and the wrong driver got released, half of our PC customers got a product that basically didn’t work," Carmack told Kotaku.

The new RAGE update available on digital distribution platform Steam contains at least two lines which call out AMD for driver crashes. The lengthy patch notes also describe a shift to the game starting up with lower graphics settings.

Almost half the patch notes are dedicated to describing ‘known graphical issues’.

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