Could id Software develop a new Quake game? • Eurogamer.net
What do you think the “long-running iconic action FPS” could be?
id Software is currently posting a dozen job openings at its Texas studio, sparking speculation that a new Quake rate may be on the way.
Let’s face it – a developer development studio ad isn’t particularly newsworthy. In this instance, however, Zenimax stated several times that the new hires will “help create a long-standing, iconic first-person action shooter” and mentions “science fiction and fantasy environments” – and that’s what’s out there all a little bit excited.
With Machine Games presumably leading at Wolfenstein and Avalanche at Rage, id Software only has a few options left for what that “iconic action FPS” could be – Doom or Quake. And “sci-fi and fantasy environments” are a better fit for Quake than Doom, not least because the latest Doom game was only released last year.
Of course, the timing is also right. We recently saw the release of the 25th Anniversary Extended Edition, Quake 2 conveniently turning 25 next year, and with Microsoft’s acquisition of the company around that time last year, it’s possible that the IP portfolio of the Company was refreshed. While we can only book this as an enthusiastic rumor at this point, I think it’s pretty compelling. Watch this room I think.
ICYMI, Quake’s 25th Anniversary Enhanced Edition, which was released for PC and consoles back in August, recently received a free “next-gen” upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S.
As Matt explained at the time, the original Enhanced Edition – the Quake, its two official expansions, and two additional expansions from Wolfenstein: The New Order Developer Machine Games – was already an extremely solid refresh of the quarter century. old FPS classic, but the newly released “next-gen” upgrade adds a little extra oomph to Xbox Series X / S and PS5 owners.
Once installed, both the Xbox Series X / S and PS5 will run Quake at 120 frames per second and a maximum resolution of 4K. Xbox Play Anywhere functionality is included in the X / S series, while PS5 receives DualSense Adaptive Trigger and built-in speaker support.
Doom Eternal’s Horde mode is now available in the new free update 6.66.