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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
id Software's Marty Stratton Discusses Quake Zero, Arena
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Gameriot has posted a new interview with id Software's Marty Stratton. The Q&A covers a range of topics including more details about the recently unveiled Quake Zero, plans for the new Quake Arena game, and id's interest in competitive eSports.

Gameriot: Will QuakeZero have any updated graphics, sounds, etc?
Marty Stratton: John [Carmack] mentioned some spit polished type stuff in the keynote. Basically we'll do some new free rendering effects that we can throw to the video card and get cool little effects, new explosions, glow, and other things that won't tax the system. We really want it to play at 60 FPS or higher on EVERYONE's system, and we really don't want things to bog it down. There will be some polish above what's there because of what graphics can do now as compared to back then. We want people to play QuakeZero, with more features than ever, and go "wow this kicks so much ass", and then continue to play the game for a long time.

Gameriot: Can you tell some things about the new Quake Arena game?
Marty Stratton: Well, not really, *laughs*. It's in the infancy stage, just throwing around ideas and concepts for the next Quake Arena game. We're going to use QuakeZero as a beta test in deploying different systems, spectating ability, matchmaking, doing different tournaments, collecting data, all that stuff that goes into the game. On a high level, it'll be very much like Quake 3 Arena in that it's fast paced, primarily a dueling game but will have team aspects to it. High action, high energy, likely built on id Tech 5, and stylistically from just about every aspect including user interfaces, scoreboards and stats, we will be thinking of the game in terms of a sport. That means different things to a lot of different people but that's the core of what we want.
To read the rest of the interview head over to the site below.

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