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Thursday, July 5, 2001
New id "Games" Set Rumor Mill Abuzz
11:01 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Over the holiday Blue's News passed along a three-sentence press release that has sent the rumor mill into overdrive. QuakeCon, a tournament and convention inspired by the FPS masters at id Software is due to take place from August 9-12th in Mesquite, Texas, and is an annual pilgrimage for Quake and id fans everywhere. However according to this miniature missive, fans will get a little something extra out of this year's convention: id Software will use the bully pulpit to announce their new GAMES. Note the "S" at the end of that word.

It is common knowledge that id's next title will be a DOOM sequel, currently code-named Doom 3. However, besides the in-house title Return to Castle Wolfenstein, there have so far been no announced plans for other games to be developed in parallel. Here is the statement in question:




Speculation of course runs rampant, with possibilities running from the odd (an MMORPG codenamed "Gauntlet?") to the mundane (Quake IV). UK site PC Zone suspects it will be the latter, while various forum posters poke fun at id's supposed lack of originality. It is worth noting that the explanation might be as simple as a typo or just a big launch for Return to Wolfenstein which will also give Doom 3 an official name. Only time will tell, of course -- let's just hope Carmack's tendency to port his engines to Mac OS X also extends to any new games that are announced, so that we can enjoy those as well. Feel free to add your own best guess on the subject in our Forums.

PC Zone Speculates on New id Titles
QuakeCon Announcement at Blue's News

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