We have reported of the Zenimax purchase of id Software before. Originally, the rights to publish the post-apocalyptic shooter Rage remained with EA, but Bethesda's publishing arm has now bought out said rights, GameSpot reports.After Zenimax announced the acquisition, EA said that it had retained the rights to publish Rage, which has not yet been dated for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac. However, that changed today, as Zenimax announced that Rage will now be published by its subsidiary Bethesda Softworks.This means Bethesda has an outside shot at publishing a decent outhouse game for the first time in its publishing career.
Zenimax explicitly noted that EA will no longer be involved in any way with the game's sale or marketing. Bethesda's parent company further stated that Rage's development will not be affected by the change in publisher.