id Software brings on the Rage at QuakeCon

August 4 2007

Lots of news coming out of Quakecon down in Texas this weekend:

  1. id's new game is entitled Rage, based on id Tech 5. The game is a new IP with a game world much like Mad Max. Both first-person shooter (FPS) and driving gameplay will be part of the game. You can watch the game trailer here or download the HD version here.
  2. Rage current does not have a publisher
  3. Rage will come out for PC, Mac, XBox 360, and PS3
  4. Raven Software is working on a new Wolfenstein game
  5. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars will be in stores on 10/2/2007
  6. The movies based on the game Return to Castle Wolfenstein Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction, Silent Hill, Beowolf) will direct and write, with production handled by Samual Hadida (Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Good Night and Good Luck)
  7. id annouced Quake Arena Arcade for the Xbox 360. This will be a new version of Quake 3 Arena built for play on-line via Xbox Live. No ship date was annouced
  8. For the first time ever, id Software will be working on two games at once. They are building a second team. The first game this second team will focus on is Quake Zero. It is called that because it will be zero cost, zero hassle.
    opularity of [Quake 3]," said id CEO Todd Hollenshead. "We also like 'free.' We at id are building a second team," he continued. "Our first project is Quake Zero, which means zero cost, zero hassle. You'll be able to play Quake 3 in your web browser for free, supported only by advertising dollars." id will be working with Apple to ensure the game runs ideally on Macs as well as PC.
  9. John Carmack wants to port Quake Arena to the Nintendo DS.
  10. id released a game package on Steam. The game packages are as follows:
  • Complete Package: $69.95 62.95
  • Quake Collection: $29.95 26.95
  • Doom Collection: $39.95 35.95
  • Wolf Collection: $19.95 17.95
  • Doom 3: $19.95
  • D3: Resurrection of Evil: $19.95
  • Doom II: $9.95
  • Quake II: $9.95
  • Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero: $4.95
  • Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning: $4.95
  • Quake: $9.95
  • Quake III: Team Arena: $19.95 17.95
  • Quake III Arena: $19.95 17.95
  • Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon: $4.95
  • Quake Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity: $4.95
  • HeXen: $4.95
  • HeXen II: $4.95
  • HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel: $4.95
  • Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders: $4.95
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein: $19.95 17.95
  • Spear of Destiny: $4.95
  • Wolfenstein 3D: $4.95
  • Ultimate Doom: $9.95
  • Final Doom: $9.95
  • Master Levels for Doom II: $9.95

The lower prices for each of the collections are discounts available until August 10th.

Damn ... id Software knows how to do a keynote / annoucements. All of this plus a free convention they throw their fans each year.