id Software's latest, Rage
, is the focus of a free-to-play event this weekend on Steam.
Starting today and running through Sunday at 1pm PT, all Steam users can download Rage
and play as much as they want. Should they choose to purchase the game for play past Sunday, its price has been knocked down to $5 for the weekend.
largely failed to gain real traction with critics
and consumers when it launched in October of 2011. Despite selling 550,000 copies in the US
during its debut month, it has been absent from NPD charts every month since. Still, id has publicly stated it's not done with the series: Co-founder Tom Willits told Joystiq
earlier this year "the franchise is not dead" and that id is "proud of what we did" and "proud of the universe that we built."