QuakeCon, the annual gaming convention and showcase for all things id Software, wrapped up today with nary a word on the long awaited Doom 4. It would seem they’re taking a page out of Valve’s guide to game development by remaining almost entirely silent about the long-in-development game. We know it’s coming to next-gen consoles after Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks, revealed that development of the title had started over back in 2011, but that’s about it.
During the Q&A portion of a keynote speech held earlier this week from id Software’s technical director John Carmack, a fan asked if he could provide an update on the game’s progress, to which he replied “I can’t. I actually asked about whether I could say anything related to the development and the answer was, no, I couldn’t.”
Oh well. There’s always QuakeCon 2014.
QuakeCon kicked off today! If you’re a fan of id Software and you happen to be in the Dallas, TX area, you should consider checking it out.
If you aren’t, you can still enjoy at least one benefit of the event in the form of a massive sale on Bethesda and id’s Steam catalogs. If you’ve been waiting for a good time to grab Dishonored, Rage, or a game from the Doom, Fallout, or Quake franchises, they’ll all be 25% off from now until August 4th, the day the conventions closes its doors.
If you’re feeling particularly thrifty, you can get the QuakeCon pack, which comes with 44 games, worth well over $300, for just $89.99. Check it out!
Update: Only Dishonored: Brigmore Witches, The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order will be playable at QuakeCon this year. Sadly, we’ll have to wait to get our hands on The Evil Within.
If you’re aching to see more of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within, you needn’t look any further than Bethesda’s annual QuakeCon event.
This year’s event will be held from August 1-4, and a majority of Bethesda’s most anticipated upcoming games will be there. This includes The Elders Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order and, of course, The Evil Within. I’d say the only game we’re missing is Doom 4, but unfortunately, that won’t be there.
It looks like id Software is taking the Blizzard/Valve approach to game development with their next project. Earlier today at QuakeCon, John Carmack discussed the closure of id’s mobile games division so they could allocate more resources to AAA console titles, specifically the highly anticipated fourth installment in the popular Doom series, saying “The Bethesda family really is about swinging for the fences. I hope that we do get back to mobile in various ways in the future, but the real aim is blockbuster triple-A titles, and for id that means Doom 4,” said Carmack. After the Doom 3 BFG team is done with their work, they’ll be switched over to Doom 4, so “essentially everybody will be focused on Doom 4 as a project,” he said. In related news, the game will support the Oculus Rift 3D Headset, which has been getting quite a bit of attention by gamers lately, with its Kickstarter grabbing an incredible $1.2 million in donations in just three days.