id Software, the company behind...well, we shouldn't need to actually tell you what it made actually. Quake
; 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.
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
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,"
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