During a conference call today, Activision revealed it now expects Enemy Territory: Quake Wars to ship during the July-September quarter, the second of its fiscal year. Though, like all id Software titles, its official release date is "when it's done," Activision had previously planned that it would come out by the end of June.
The slip was not totally unexpected, as online retailers such as GameStop.com now list Quake Wars as shipping in mid-July. Originally developed as a PC-only title, the oft-delayed game is now being ported to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Under id's supervision, Splash Damage is developing the PC original, with Nerve Software and Z-Axis handling the 360 and PS3 versions, respectively.
In other id news, it was widely reported by many outlets--including GameSpot--today that the developer had revealed previously unknown game tech. This was based on Gamesindustry.biz coverage of a London event, where Todd Hollenshead has revealed that id's next game, which was revealed in 2004, was based on an "all-new engine." In fact, the game's engine was first revealed last year--GameSpot regrets the error.