It has been a little over six years since id software touched the Doom franchise, and if we put aside 2010’s Quake Arena for XBLA, they have also had little to no involvement in the Quake series with no sign of jumping back on the bandwagon. Until now that is.
Jason Kim, senior producer at id Software, recently spoke to Shack news as they got the low down on what could be a great year for id.
Our studio has grown a lot, not just in size but also in design and art process, and even a technology standpoint. John has admitted he can’t do everything on his own. There are a lot of smart guys that are required to be able to make a game these days. He can’t just lock himself up in a room, come out with an engine, and say okay, make a game with this.
We have Quake; we have Wolfenstein. If people want that, we have the IPs to deliver it. And we have a different approach now; we’re forging a new path. I think we can freshen those things up…we don’t have anything in the works right now but I think when we start talking about different things we can do with the other properties that we have I hope people are receptive to what we want to do and what we think would be fun for players to experience coming out of id Software.
With the highly anticipated Rage coming out later this year, it seems possible that id is getting ready to either bring back a series once abandoned or jump onto a new game within the next few months and possibly could be announced at QuakeCon.
Personally, I would like to see them bring something new to the table rather than rehashing an oldie, but what do you guys think?
Source: Shack News
Last Updated: May 3, 2011