Bethesda calls in Just Cause studio Avalanche to co-develop Rage 2

Original developer id Software still involved, but not-so-surprise sequel will also benefit from Mad Max team

Rage 2 will draw on the experience of Mad Max and Just Cause developer Avalanche Sweden, as Bethesda confirms the studio's involvement in the upcoming shooter.

The original Rage was developed by John Carmack's id Software and when the game's existence was leaked last week, it was presumed the studio was once again operating alone. However, Resetera readers spotted mention of Avalanche in the fine print of the website that went live yesterday.

The copyright notice reads: "2018 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. Developed in association with Avalanche Studios, trading as Fatalist Entertainment AB."

Avalanche's involvement was later confirmed by the official Rage Twitter account in an amusing self-deprecating style that matched the reaction to the original leak.