Bethesda’s Pete Hines Says Rage 2 Reveal Was Always Planned for Today Despite Early Retail Listing

While some thought that Rage 2's reveal was prompted because of last week's Walmart Canada listing, Pete Hines took to Twitter to say otherwise.

on May 14, 2018 11:58 AM

Before Rage 2 was officially revealed this morning, we reported last week how the game’s appearance on a speculative listing by Walmart Canada led to Bethesda to respond. Many thought that if not for the retail listing of Rage 2 essentially outing the game’s existence, Bethesda Softworks would have potentially opted to not reveal the project until E3.

It seems that this assumption is wrong, however, according to Bethesda’s VP of Marketing, Pete Hines. After the game’s formal reveal, Hines took to Twitter to respond to whether or not the publisher would have stayed silent about Rage 2 until E3 had the Walmart Canada listing not occurred. Hines stated that the teaser trailer was scheduled to happen today regardless of that leak.

It seems that the only thing the Walmart Canada listing of Rage 2 did was advance Bethesda’s timetable by a single day. Hines also said that this leak allowed them to have a bit more fun with the slow reveal of Rage 2, which was clearly seen from the game’s Twitter account which poked fun at the retail listing.

We’ll be hearing more about Rage 2 tomorrow when the first gameplay trailer for the title goes live. Until then, be sure to check out the reveal trailer if you haven’t done so yet.

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Logan Moore is a Staff Writer at DualShockers located out of Indianapolis. He is also an audio and video production student at IUPUI who spends his free time podcasting at Model Citizens Media or micro-managing his fantasy baseball team.