Bethesda along with id Software and Avalanche Studios have announced that RAGE 2 can now be pre-ordered on Steam, despite not listing the game's system requirements yet while fans are pointing out other red flags about the pre-order offer.
Bethesda recently announced that RAGE 2 will be available on Steam along with a few of their other titles including the new Wolfenstein entries and DOOM Eternal, possibly in order to get some goodwill with the fans but their opacity regarding RAGE 2 is a bit of a red flag.
While Bethesda and the developer studios did show some rather sweet looking gameplay previously, no one stated what the minimum requirements would be for RAGE 2. Therefore, a potential customer could pre-purchase the game without even knowing that their PC could possibly be unable to run it.
Steam users quickly responded with warnings for potential pre-ordering customers with some that the original RAGE was overhyped but eventually flopped, while others are reiterating once again that the deluxe edition essentially . Just to clarify, RAGE 2 will be a singleplayer game, cheats will be optional and they will therefore not hamper any players' experience with the game - we are simply pointing out a silly monetisation strategy.
On the other hand, these potential warnings are not dissuading people from pre-ordering RAGE 2 as the game is on Steam, hinting at a large number of digital copies already being pre-ordered, which could in part be thanks to Epic Games' exclusivity deals, as some customers either pre-ordered the game to ensure a Steam key while others tried to support Steam in this way, hoping Bethesda won't jump ship in the last moment like Deep Silver did.