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Rockstar Advanced Game Engine

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Rockstar Advanced Game Engine

Rockstar Advanced Game Engine
Original author(s) Rockstar Games
Developer(s) RAGE Technology Group at Rockstar San Diego
Initial release 2006
Platform Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Type Game engine
License Proprietary

Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) is a game engine developed by the RAGE Technology Group at the video game developer Rockstar San Diego with contributions by other Rockstar studios. The engine has been used on several different platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. RAGE initially evolved from the Angel Game Engine originally developed by Angel Studios for use in the sixth generation console era versions of the Midnight Club series and other Rockstar San Diego games.[1]

Rockstar has integrated a few third party middleware components into RAGE like the proprietary Euphoria[2] character animation engine and the open source Bullet[3] physics engine. Prior to RAGE, Rockstar mostly used Criterion Games' RenderWare engine to develop various game titles, including the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows installments of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.[4] Since the release of Max Payne 3, the engine supports DirectX 11 and stereoscopic 3D rendering on the PC platform.[5]

RAGE Technology Group logo

Games using RAGE

Title Release
Platform(s) Developer(s)
Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis[6] 2006
Wii, Xbox 360 Rockstar San Diego
Grand Theft Auto IV[7] 2008 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar North, Rockstar Toronto (PC)
Midnight Club: Los Angeles[8] PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar San Diego
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
(The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony)
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar North, Rockstar Toronto (PC)
Red Dead Redemption[9] 2010 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar San Diego, Rockstar North
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
Max Payne 3[10] 2012 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X[1] Rockstar Vancouver, Rockstar Studios
Grand Theft Auto V[11] 2013
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Rockstar North


  1. ^ The OSX version of Max Payne 3 uses TransGaming's Cider compatibility layer and does not run natively on OSX.
  1. ^ "Rockstar explains the tech behind GTA 4".  
  2. ^ "NaturalMotion and Rockstar Games, Inc. Announce Development Partnership, NaturalMotion Press Release" (PDF).  
  3. ^ "AAA Titles using Bullet".  
  4. ^ "We spend an hour with the biggest PSP game around!".  
  5. ^ "Max Payne 3 PC supports DirectX 11, 3D".  
  6. ^ Totilo, Stephen (May 4, 2006). "The First Rule Of Ping-Pong Club: Talk About Rockstar's Table Tennis Game".  
  7. ^ Thorsen, Tor (June 15, 2006). "Grand Theft Auto IV powered by Table Tennis engine?".  
  8. ^ "Midnight Club: Los Angeles Preview".  
  9. ^ Bramwell, Tom (February 4, 2009). "Rockstar unveils Red Dead Redemption".  
  10. ^ Bramwell, Tom (June 10, 2009). "Balding Max Payne 3 sighted".  
  11. ^ "Rockstar Game Tips: Learn from the Max Payne 3 Leaderboard Legends".  

External links

  • RAGE at MobyGames
  • Grand Theft Auto III on RAGE Engine

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