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id Software set to reveal new game?

id Software set to reveal new game?

QuakeCon is an excellent place to show off modding work and is where id Software wants to unveil its new game.

id Software, the company behind...well, we shouldn't need to actually tell you what it made actually. Quake, Doom, Wolfenstein; the Dallas based company not only practically invented 3D FPS games, but revolutionised the entire games industry.

John Carmack in particular, who is a company founder and Technical Director, is famous for many small but important inventions which have changed the face of the industry, such as ray casting and adaptive tile refreshing which forces a screen only to draw items which have changed since the last re-draw.

QuakeCon is id Software's annual fan convention, taking place between the 2nd and 5th of August in Dallas, and it is rumoured that it is here that id Software will unveil its new game.

In a recent interview Todd Hollenshead, id Software CEO, told journalists that "we're going to hold off on discussing stuff that we really don't have a lot to show about until QuakeCon. So if you happen to be in Dallas in about three weeks, you should try and make it out, and if not, stay tuned"

The new game which the company has been working on is supposedly based on a brand new intellectual property, which is promised to be something new, but also familiar to hardcore fans.

So, speculation is currently waging. A Commander Keen spin-off perhaps, or a id Remake of John Romero's Daikatana? Hopefully not the latter.

One of the lesser known but equally plausible ideas refers back to the resurrection of Quest, an epic fantasy RPG game which Carmack and Hollenshead have previously expressed a wish to return to.

Hollenshead has also hinted that the existing brands, Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein are still open to future instalments.

"There's not really anything specific that we can talk about at this point on those, but those franchises are still alive in idea form," he said.

So, anyone care to speculate on just what id Software is going to unveil? Will anyone be attending QuakeCon this year? Let us know in the forums.

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DougEdey 19th July 2007, 14:06 Quote
Won't it be that game that they showed off at Macworld?
atanum141 19th July 2007, 14:26 Quote
I bet its Doom5 or some crap.
evox 19th July 2007, 15:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by atanum141
I bet its Doom5 or some crap.

Don't You mean Doom IV?B) If it's another generic Shock-horror-shiny-metal-sci-fi Shooter then no one is going to pay any attention
Neither Doom 3 or Quake 4 had satisfying gameplay (atleast for me) I really hope id Software comes with something fresh:)
CardJoe 19th July 2007, 15:35 Quote
Fingers crossed it'll be Quest. Got all hyped up about that after reading Masters of Doom. :D
Tim S 19th July 2007, 15:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
Won't it be that game that they showed off at Macworld?

That was just an engine wasn't it? :)
DougEdey 19th July 2007, 15:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
That was just an engine wasn't it? :)

I'm sure they were discussing characters in the video. I'll find it on Kotaku.
CardJoe 19th July 2007, 15:58 Quote
It was just the tech 5 demo, I'm pretty sure
poenanie 19th July 2007, 16:20 Quote
Since when can you post comments here o_O

On topic -> i hope something along the Quake kinda games .. but newer , competitively renewingly whatsoever :O
perplekks45 19th July 2007, 16:34 Quote
Hopefully no MMO game. Good old singleplayer action nothing more. Please.
Nature 19th July 2007, 16:34 Quote
The game id will introduce is called: "Hotel". It's about a bit-tech employee staying in a moderately priced taipai hotel and then instantly loses his mind. occupying room 1910 on the 19th floor the objective comes to simply walk out the front door. Of course it will not be that simple as the games graphical and Ai enginge are to throw all kinds strange underworldish/mafia/perverse/madening/bizzare- like elements to sway any attempt for the player character to reach the front door.
The player can choose from any staff member at Bit-tech and the cutting edge technology and physics engine allow an almost limitless choice of options.
CardJoe 19th July 2007, 16:40 Quote
Choose my character and unlock cool Hawaian Shirts as a secret bonus as you battle Evil Pinatas on your quest to escape The Room of Doom!
Blademrk 19th July 2007, 17:42 Quote
Don't forget the level which is filled entirely of creatures which look strangely alike and reminiscent of a certain BT forumite whose name starts with an R and ends with an X
Jamie 19th July 2007, 17:58 Quote
RTT doesn't end with an X :P
scq 19th July 2007, 18:28 Quote
Fingers crossed for a new WOLFENSTEIN!
Hamish 19th July 2007, 18:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by scq
Fingers crossed for a new WOLFENSTEIN!

thought RTCW2 was already announced, or was that just unofficial rumours?
scq 19th July 2007, 20:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hamish
thought RTCW2 was already announced, or was that just unofficial rumours?

It was sort of murmured a few years ago, but aside from a few concept sketches, nothing has really materialized or been said about it since.
Ramble 19th July 2007, 20:56 Quote
Also crosdsing my fingers for a new RTCW. That game was great (still got it in it's lovely shiney box).
DougEdey 19th July 2007, 21:14 Quote
To be honest, if that character which you saw inside doesn't show up, I'd be extremely suprised.
Morphine-Kitty 19th July 2007, 23:44 Quote
Who cares about the game, I want that chair. :p
Skill3d 20th July 2007, 01:48 Quote
RTCW2 RTCW2 RTCW2 RTCW2 RTCW2!!!

/need
completemadness 20th July 2007, 04:33 Quote
do people really sit there in a seat that makes their ass as inconspicuous as a flashing neon sign ?
Bauul 20th July 2007, 12:51 Quote
It aint RTCW2, that's being developed by someone else (who escapes me at the moment), and is definately in production, release point maybe 2009. It also aint the tech demo shown at MacWorld, that was just a 5 day messup to show off the new engine, but the cars in the demo are an indication that the new engine will feature a variety of transport methods, including foot and various vehicles.

Personally, this leads me to believe it's an RPG/FPS. id have stated it'll be more story driven, not a typical id shooter and concentrate mainly on single player. With an engine capable of vehciles as well as foot, large open terrain and unique texturing a major feature (which is most important for large outdoor type areas), an RPG seems again likely. Finally, Carmack once stated the game would be a new IP, but a name familiar to hardcore fans, which Quest fits the description of. So yeah, fingers crossed it's gonna be Quest. Personally the idea of id doing an Oblivion type game just sounds bleeding sweet, but games can change so much during development (look at D3, that changed massively since it's conception, the whole gameplay style totally altered) whatever the truth is now, it's unlikely to still be the truth when it launches.
Bladestorm 20th July 2007, 17:43 Quote
There were unfinished buggies in the doom3 code and they had the hovertank thingies and walker? in quake 4 (Unless I'm getting mixed up, which I have to admit is possible ;p) so vehicles aren't neccessarily anything new, though ones with proper wheels might have taken extra work.
DougEdey 4th August 2007, 10:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
It was just the tech 5 demo, I'm pretty sure

http://kotaku.com/gaming/clips/rage-285996.php

told ya! :p
Bladestorm 4th August 2007, 11:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
http://kotaku.com/gaming/clips/rage-285996.php

told ya! :p

Bit early to entirely grasp what its about, but that looks a lot better than there usual same-old same-old!

I note that carmack still hasn't managed to do decent hair by the looks of the hat and all the bald people
mayakovski 11th March 2009, 19:33 Quote
or a id Remake of John Romero's Daikatana?

Oh Yeah, now that would be funny. Come on John, I dare ya.
Bauul 12th March 2009, 10:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by mayakovski
or a id Remake of John Romero's Daikatana?

Oh Yeah, now that would be funny. Come on John, I dare ya.

Nope, it was Rage.

Although the thing that always puzzled me was that id stated originally it would be an ip people recognised. Rage isn't, it's brand new. Maybe Rage actually wasn't what they were planning originally?
CardJoe 12th March 2009, 11:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Nope, it was Rage.

Although the thing that always puzzled me was that id stated originally it would be an ip people recognised. Rage isn't, it's brand new. Maybe Rage actually wasn't what they were planning originally?

They did also announce Doom RPG for iPhone recently, IIRC.
Bauul 12th March 2009, 15:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
They did also announce Doom RPG for iPhone recently, IIRC.

Doom RPG has been a mobile game for a few years, and it was only co-developed by id. The accouncement was just a port. But then again you could be right, and id are just being lame with their hype.
rogerrabbits 2nd November 2011, 07:51 Quote
They are such a crappy company imo. First of all they need to hire some kind of business manager, because if you only develop one game at a time, it can't be very healthy for the company for that game to take several years to complete. But most of all, they need to hire some new games designers. They may have a good knowledge of technology but their games are boring and outdated.
Bauul 2nd November 2011, 08:25 Quote
Second time this thread has been resurrected! Got me all excited until I realised it dated back to 2007!

Bit of an odd comment though, how many developers are actively producing more than one game at any one time?

Personally I'm enjoying Rage, although it is a bit of a strange mishmash of a game.

Sent from Bittech Android app
Blademrk 2nd November 2011, 11:27 Quote
Besides which, I'd assume iD make more money from other developers licensing their engine than the game's they make to show that engine off.
rogerrabbits 2nd November 2011, 23:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Bit of an odd comment though, how many developers are actively producing more than one game at any one time?

Not many, but my point is that the ones who make one at a time, at least get in done in a few years. They also make sure it's good enough to be a huge hit.
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
Besides which, I'd assume iD make more money from other developers licensing their engine than the game's they make to show that engine off.

That's true. But still, other companies do that and still get a good game out regularly. Crytek being the latest example and the Unreal games before it and loads of others I can't think of.

I just find it sad that the company who once was so on the button that they practically invented an entire genre of game, and every game they made was a big deal and one of the best games of it's kind at the time, is now screwing around with a fugly looking sandbox shooter that has been done before at least a few times already, and some would argue, far better.
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