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Might QuakeCon's Big Announcement be Quake 5?

By - Source: JustPushStart | B 17 comments

If id Software plans to reveal Quake 5, it won't have anything to do with the Evolve PR tweet that sparked the game's current rumor.

Oh my. One of our game-related contacts, Evolve PR, has posted an interesting tease on Twitter, leading to speculation that id Software may announce the development of Quake 5 next month at QuakeCon 2012. If true, Evolve PR's involvement would indicate that the game may be outsourced to another developer much like Quake 4 was mostly handled by Raven Software.

"Going to QuakeCon? We'll be revealing the revival of a much-loved classic PC shooter at the show. What could it be?" Evolve PR teases on Twitter.

But according to Evolve PR, the Twitter tease has nothing to do with the Quake franchise. "I think the root of the rumor is that [Evolve PR] said we'd be unveiling the return of a classic shooter... but... that's about it," the company told Tom's. "People kinda ran with it... in the wrong direction."

Naturally we couldn't get at least a hint of a clue, but for now the Quake 5 rumor has been eradicated at least on Evolve PR's front. Whether id Software actually plans to announce another Quake installment is currently unknown -- that would be officially announced by Bethesda, not a 3rd-party PR firm.

The current Quake rumor is likely fueled by comments made by John Carmack over a year ago who confirmed at the time that another Quake title was not in the works. Yet he admitted that there were "strong factions" within the studio that want to create another Quake title, one that goes back to the gritty, Lovecraftian roots that started it all.

"We went from the Quake 2 and the Quake 4 Strogg universe," he said. "We are at least tossing around the possibilities of going back to the bizarre, mixed up Cthulhu-ish Quake 1 world and rebooting that direction. We think that would be a more interesting direction than doing more Strogg stuff after Quake 4. We certainly have strong factions internally that want to go do this. But we could do something pretty grand like that, that still tweaks the memory right in all of those ways, but is actually cohesive and plays with all of the strengths of the level we're at right now."

"People shouldn't worry that we're ever going to orphan or abandon Quake," id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead added. "We are huge fans of the game internally."

Until now, it's assumed that id Software would officially reveal Doom 4 during QuakeCon 2012 next month. Despite the Evolve PR rumor misfire, we're still hoping the team will announce the development of Quake 5 regardless. Still, what does Evolve PR plan to announce during the show? The return to Commander Keen? Catacombs 3D? The Twitter tease actually doesn't say the revival is id Software related...

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    rohitbaran , July 24, 2012 5:11 AM
    Well, Quake 5 or Doom 4. Either would be good for me. Rage was a good shooter, but I am waiting on their next doom or quake release.
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    bison88 , July 24, 2012 5:22 AM
    Bring back a classic FPS? Hexen plz! :) 
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    Soul_keeper , July 24, 2012 5:23 AM
    linux support for doom4 is all that matters :) 
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    IndignantSkeptic , July 24, 2012 7:21 AM
    If it's going to be another PS360 game then I'm boycotting again.
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    Anonymous , July 24, 2012 8:08 AM
    gonna work on PC as well as RAGE did?
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    alidan , July 24, 2012 9:01 AM
    IndignantSkepticIf it's going to be another PS360 game then I'm boycotting again.

    i hope it is to spite you
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    Anonymous , July 24, 2012 10:18 AM
    Of course it will be Doom4. It was officially in development for a long time now. Quake5? What are you smoking?
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    back_by_demand , July 24, 2012 11:11 AM
    Doom 4 is what I have been waiting for, Doom: Hell On Earth for the new generation
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    southernshark , July 24, 2012 11:37 AM
    I'd like to see another Wolfenstein... but not the front view version, rather a top down view like the original Wolfenstein (if anyone else remembers it.... the old 1980s C64/ Atari version).
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    L0tus , July 24, 2012 1:08 PM
    I had more fun taking a dump than playing Doom 3. If there is a 4 in the works please please please get it right.
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    feindre , July 24, 2012 1:46 PM
    It would be amazing if they made a new Quake in the style of the original. Seems unlikely, and I think id lost their touch years ago.
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    Anonymous , July 24, 2012 2:35 PM
    I have the best memories of Quake 1. I would love a reboot of Quake 1 with NIN and all.
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    QSun , July 24, 2012 2:41 PM
    I just hope they will keep the gameplay intact !
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    koehlerd , July 24, 2012 3:41 PM
    I'd like to see another Wolfenstein... but not the front view version, rather a top down view like the original Wolfenstein (if anyone else remembers it.... the old 1980s C64/ Atari version).

    I remember the original well, but I played it on an early Commodore PC with 4 color graphics. Had to shoot the SS guards in the head because they had bulletproof vests. Schweinhund! :-)
    I would love to see Quake 1 get rebooted, that was the best Quake ever. I loved the grenade launcher, bouncing grenades around corners. The nail gun rocked too.
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    borisof007 , July 24, 2012 5:11 PM
    How about another Quake Arena game that doesn't look like it was made in the 90's?

    Quake 3 Arena and Counter Strike were popular because of competitive play, and it's how Fatality made his name (through Quake 3 arena).
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    Tab54o , July 24, 2012 6:01 PM
    I hope they make it like doom 1 or doom2. Run n gun action. Not a lame survival horror with a story. Single player would be fine but more action less story.
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    fedelm , July 24, 2012 6:21 PM
    Vashtgonna work on PC as well as RAGE did?

    Agree. That game was terrible and worked terrible.

    "Hey I just saved you from the unknown; go ahead and kill 20 people for me for no reason and I'll give you a buggy so you can live your life in this wasteland"