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Friday, August 10, 2001
id Software Announces Quake 4, New Title
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As many PC news sites have been reporting throughout the afternoon, the big news from QuakeCon has been released: id Software announced two new titles are in the works, as well as the in-progress DOOM sequel. Longtime collaborator Raven Software will commence work on Quake 4 in the near future, while new company Nerve Software will work on an unnamed title focusing on "cooperative multiplayer."

Reports from the show on GameSpy, Shugashack and Blues indicate that Quake 4 will use the latest id technology (which means the DOOM 3 engine) and continue the storyline from where Quake 2 left off. The DOOM project, however, seems headed in a different direction towards a "very dark, slow, and storyline-oriented" game, according to Shacknews.

Here's a report from HomeLan on what the mysterious fourth title might be about:

During the press conference, id CEO Todd Hollenshead first revealed two announcements of new games that are being supervised by id. One is being developed by Nerve Software and Nerve' head man Brandon James stated at the press conference that this will be the first game in a brand-new id franchise. Very little was revealed about the game during the press conference, but James did say the game's idea originated at id around the time of the development of Quake III Arena and that it would be a multiplayer cooperative game unlike anything that has been attempted before.
Why does any of this matter to Mac gamers? John Carmack has already promised that the DOOM sequel will run on OS X; presumably that will open the door to both Quake 4 and the unnamed game, as both will be finished after DOOM 3 is on shelves.

While all of these games are a year away or more, we're sure there will be much speculation (and perhaps some video footage from QuakeCon) to come. Be sure to visit our forums and add your own wish list of features for these future titles.

QuakeCon Report at HomeLAN
QuakeCon Report at ShackNews
QuakeCon Report at GameSpy

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