Doom, Rage studio hiring for next-gen

Id Software seeking user interface programmers to work on unannounced game for next-generation consoles.

The latest studio to be staffing up for next-generation development is Doom, Rage, and Quake developer id Software. A job posting to the company's website (via Kotaku) calls for experienced user interface programmers to work on "cutting-edge technology" for an unannounced project on future-generation consoles.

Is Doom headed for future consoles?

An ideal candidate for the job would have experience with DirectX 11 and a knowledge of id Software games, characters, brands, and universes, among other traits. No further information is available.

This is far from the first time id Software has spoken about future-generation consoles. During the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo, studio boss John Carmack strongly hinted that Rage not only would get a sequel, but would be cross-generational. Additionally, id Software is working on Doom 4, which has been the subject of much speculation.

News of id Software staffing up for next-generation technology follows comments from Carmack last month, when he said he was "not all that excited" about next-gen. He said Microsoft and Sony should focus on building experiences, rather than pushing technology with their future consoles.

Id Software joins a growing list of prominent developers staffing up for next-generation projects. These companies include Call of Duty developers Treyarch and Infinity Ward, Halo house 343 Industries, Uncharted studio Naughty Dog, Mortal Kombat maker NetherRealm, and The Elder Scrolls crafter Bethesda Game Studios.

Nintendo will usher in the first next-generation console, the Wii U, this holiday season. Future systems from Microsoft and Sony are planned for late 2013, according to analysts.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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69 comments
interrasteral7
interrasteral7

In my opinion, I do not think it is a good idea for id Software to start developing a game for the next-gen, when their first person shooters are not up to par with the other developers' first person shooters (except Call of Duty).

theKSMM
theKSMM

"Nah, I'm not that excited by next-gen gaming, but I'm all about my paper."  ~John Carmack

marcusurelius
marcusurelius

rage was an awesome game. i dont understand everyone's probelm with it. it wasnt over hyped, i barely saw any glitches, and it felt like borderlands. doom 4 looks amazing. i will be sure to pick this one up.

Justinps2hero
Justinps2hero

I liked Rage, but it did feel like they were still developing it. I'd give ID another chance, Doom 4 will be good.

Kickable
Kickable

ID should stick to current gen consoles.  then it wouldn't take 10 years to develop an average at best shooter.

Busy_Man123
Busy_Man123

I hope Doom 4 goes well. I didn't really enjoy RAGE since I thought it was dull, easy, and felt like a dumb down version of Borderlands. Even after RAGE, I'm still a huge fan of ID and I hope the best of them in the future because I do want to enjoy their latest games, not just their classics.

cynicalundead
cynicalundead

I really hope this is a non-space marine Quake 1 type game. I think the original Quake is the best shooter of all time. Or I'd like to see a non-superpower version of Wolfenstein. Something really dark and gritty like an FPS WWII Max Payne.

makrishero
makrishero

i want id to take the lead again!

 

_Nixer
_Nixer

Rage is a great game!  The engine and the gun play kept me coming back.  I'd be more than happy with news of a Rage 2.

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

20 or 10 years ago, you would never hear "I'm not that excited about next gen" coming from a guy like Carmack.

The problem is iD ain't what it used to be. Quake 3 was the less stellar game (13 years ago), Doom3 was impressive but not groundbreaking gameplay wise and Rage was decent but a big disappointment.

Their only chance is drop that Tech5 crap and make a new engine starting from Tech4 again.

And bring out Doom 4 the way it have to be.

CieloPerso
CieloPerso

This is fantastic news. I'm glad to see that id is still in the game :-)

Hollowdimension
Hollowdimension

I have no experience, but I'm available. My asking price? One milllllliiooooone dollars.

WTA2k5
WTA2k5

You'd think they'd have plenty of time to meet their one gamer per gen quota.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

i would like doom 4 and half life 3 etc, but games that had a great beginning a long time ago that finally have time to come back after years, as much as i want to say will be as good as the first will ultimately be bad because of way too much hype that builds up over the years, so everyone is disappointed, yes i want to see D4 but i have a feeling it will have Dukenuke syndrome

davedrastic
davedrastic

I've lost a lot of interest in Id after RAGE. It wasn't awful but way over hyped. Ut showed Id to be just another developer and no longer leaders. Oh well.

Axe_Armor
Axe_Armor

"Doom, Rage studio"? Just put id Software in the damn title. If you don't know who id are and what they have done, you shouldn't be on this site anyway.

Kane04
Kane04

Call of Duty and Halo developers are preparing for the next gen? That must mean they are taking the measurements of the new media boxes to print their covers with the title and wait for it to sell on its own. Worked with Halo 3.

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

An unannounced id Software project for the next hardware generation?  Here's hoping we finally get that Commander Keen reboot everyone's been dying to see.

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

can't wait to play a new doom.

santinegrete
santinegrete

Who wants to go back to Stroggos, because I want to!

Zatto-1
Zatto-1

>id Software

>unannounced game for next-generation consoles

 

This hurts me. A lot.

All i want is a Quake 5 that expands the universe of Q1 with Q3 mp.

speed45823
speed45823

Here's what I wanna see in doom 4, Spider mastermind and cyberdemon infighting and since motherdemon was covered in ROE expansion, the last boss (Goathead demon) from doom 1,2.

speed45823
speed45823

Does this future unannounced project starts with D and end with 4?

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

Why? You've ran every IP you made into the ground....

endorbr
endorbr

Hopefully they're interested in hiring someone to get them in line with 21st century gaming.  Little things like story, not making all your games pratically on rails linear corridor shooters and variety of game play (no more pointless driving/kart racing please) are kind of important in games these days.  Coming from someone who is a huge fan of Doom and Quake I've got to say Rage was damn near BORING.

onixevil
onixevil

For me I've enjoyed all Id games since the early days .

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

Eh... Can't say I care much. Last id Software title I bought was Quake 2. Never was drawn in for any titles made by them since.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I think Doom is still id's strongest title, and I'm excited about a new entry.

 

And I hope they don't reinvent the wheel too much.  Doom is at it's best in a "get from point A to point B and survive" game design mechanic.

Atheno
Atheno

I actually enjoyed Rage. Keep in mind I do not think it is fantastic. I do not think it is Doom standards. Then again I wasn't a huge fan of DOOM 3 either. Though I played the crap out of it for one key reason. id is good at making it fun to kill people. Like Rage, Doom 3's story was....lack luster at best. I think it's mostly because id was never good at making a story. Even Quake was mostly Raven's baby, not id's. Rage ending? Come on..do none of you remember the final ending for the original Doom? That was by far lack luster, even for when I first played it. Though I didn't car...because man..that shot gun. Same thing with rage. Story sucked, but man..those spider droids.....

ducusss
ducusss

Doom 3 BFG Edition is coming soon. It sounds to me like they are trying to raise interest in Doom for an upcoming sequel.

unreal101
unreal101

 @gamingfrendly A new Wolfenstein would be good in theory, but the last one was utter crap. A shame, since RTCW is one of my favorite games ever.

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

@_Nixer Yes, all 15 ultra-linear overmarketed seconds of it.

x-TwilighT-x
x-TwilighT-x

 @Animatronic64 Doom 4 is heavy with rumors, and supposed world shots leaked. The publicity surrounding it is huge. They would be ignorant not to release Doom4 instead of Rage2, although I would prefer another Quake.

speed45823
speed45823

 @Animatronic64 Nah...too soon. The logical step is doom 4. It's been like7 years since the last doom. How long do we have to wait?

firehawk998
firehawk998

 @endorbr  Rage was nothing more but a tech demo designed to look like a game. Seriously for a game this long made and this much hype the end result was tech demo .

juboner
juboner

 @endorbr I was excited for rage kinda but when i played it on demo was very disappointed 

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

 @Mr_Mark_Legion

 seeing the news. about people getting lays-off or companies shutting down. These developers will find their good people. among the outta work!

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

 @unreal101 same, RTCW was such an amazing game...didn't get the last one because i knew i would be disappointed.

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

@firehawk998 @endorbr Yes, it seems some here are overly excited to pay $60 for 12 hours of gameplay with exorbitant amounts dumped in marketing (like I care what Blake Griffiths plays/does). Wasn't a bad game. It wasn't worth $60 either.

cynicalundead
cynicalundead

 @juboner I thought Rage was pretty good, but it was only HALF A GAME. There should have been a huge boss fight or something. It just ends on a terrible flat note. Pull this switch and the game is over.