Quake Wars slips again

After years of uncertainty, Activision revises the next Enemy Territory's ship window yet again.

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.

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Cerberoz
Cerberoz

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Tapionpoika
Tapionpoika

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BaldursGate18
BaldursGate18

I'll have to look more into this game..(sighs about release date)

alexandregiroux
alexandregiroux

To be honest, I'm much more excited about id's next game than Quake Wars.

BlakkSteel
BlakkSteel

Today is the day that I hit up every game that's on my wish list & make the following statement: WHERE ARE THE SCREEN SHOTS?!?!?? & WHEN ARE YOU REALLY PUTTIN A DATE TO THIS MONSTER??? LOL

ocdog45
ocdog45

more and more i don't wanna play this game anymore

pathogenb
pathogenb

"KingOfTheNubeis I D don't do duds" i don't know, Doom 3 was pretty, but not that exciting.

svitas
svitas

-wardrobe- what do you mean

360_fanatic
360_fanatic

wardrobe is a wise man! listen to the words that he shall speak of!

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

Have heard of Splash Damage & Nerve Damage before, which means that both of the PC & Xbox 260 versions will be impeccable. I haven't heard of Z-Axis, which means, along with the impossibility of making a perfect "converted" port for the PS3, that the PS3 port will be crap!

RC-07
RC-07

with ya there Bavoke

-wardrobe-
-wardrobe-

if there not careful, crysis and UT2007 are coming out.

KingOfTheNubeis
KingOfTheNubeis

I D don't do duds,they take there time and if it ant right they fix it. Their one of only developers that I buy their products at launch. Yon know their no a ATARI or Bethesda selling stuff thats so buggy and half finished that it should be a crime to take anyones money. I.E. ATARI Terminator3 for PC Bethesda Star Trek Legacy

shaunyboi2006
shaunyboi2006

I don't see what all the complaining is about. At the end of the day would you rather have a crappy game or a top notch one??? It's common sense people they would rather you wait then be disappointed

09n
09n

Its a pity people dont learn to code things without bugs from the beginning but sadly we humans dont work that way. Pity. The summer's always a bit of a lull anyway. So I'll just pick up a game or two I missed last year.

explodinglamas
explodinglamas

@StatBurke do you know how long it takes to make a game, let alone any functioning software package? i am currently in yr 12 and do software at school, ive got a major work for it, ive been working on it for a good 6 months, and its still no where near what i want it to be. the dev process takes so long, people dont realise the kind of work that needs to be done, it isnt just 'oh, lets go make this, and do it fast'. if that happens, u get crappy games, there is so much time spent in testing, bug fixing and problem solving (you wouldnt believe the number of issues ive had) that thinking that a developer can put a game out in under 18months and have it run fine with no issues is an absoloute joke, especially on projects as large as game development

StatBurke
StatBurke

LEFT 4 DEAD AND NOW THIS! why do people work so slowly?

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

This is a bit off topic but does anyone know when Half Life 2: Episode 2 is due to ship? Or even why the massive delays? These constant delays with FPSs just amaze me, no matter the developer or publisher. They should come up with a reasonable timetable to create a first class game and THEN add about a year on to it to take into account their abysmal track records of meeting initial release dates. Enough with the constant feature creep in this genre (I'm looking at you Duke Nukem Forever).

Precyse
Precyse

July 10th is what they have as the release date, but after its been pushed back from march 07 to june 6th 07 now to july 10th 07 it wouldn't surprise me if they pushed it back to september or beyond. It better be damn good when it's released I'm talking nominee for game of the year. When it's done, better include "When it's done it'll be the **** for as long as we've had to wait. Plus a lot of great shooters are coming out in the july-september period Bioshock, crysis, huxley and so on.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

I really wasn't surprised seeing as how quiet and hidden this game has been lately. Oh well, what can you do?

fastpunk
fastpunk

A new engine? I thought it was the Doom 3 engine with a few enhancements... Anyway, sad news but it's ok, as long as it will deliver in full.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

sad news since it will appear during the big halo 3 mass effect haze launch

isnuke
isnuke

i saw the preview last year and i thought it was already done but this news article has blown my mind. though i cant wait to get my hands on the new doom engine

jknight5422
jknight5422

I hope it's done soon. It should get released before Halo 3 comes out or its Xbox 360 reception won't be very good. I really want to play this game on the Xbox 360..provided my 360 doesn't breakdown again by that time!!

0dazubeN
0dazubeN

It seems like no game ever makes the givin release date now other than movie games....or low budget titles.

StillWingless
StillWingless

ugh... They need to hurry up, or else it won't be out in time for QuakeCon! If they can make it before August, they'll have a better chance at an extra 3000 sales, just because people will want to play it, and because they'll want to get a feel for it before any kind of tournament.

themarsone
themarsone

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ASnogarD
ASnogarD

Rather wait for a polished game, than try play a bug ridden piece of rubbish... care to remember BF 2142 ?

Bavoke
Bavoke

no prob for me, i ain't gonna have a new PC before July anyway :P Bavoke 8)

blackace
blackace

I can wait. There are a lot more other games I want to play before Quake is released. They don't need to rush this game.

Waskallywabbit
Waskallywabbit

A few have commented that they feel it has been delayed due to the console ports. I'm not sure there is not a lot of reason for them to do that, as distribution for PC and consoles are different enought to launch one without the other. They are being handled by two teams after all. I wish I lived in malmeid2's fantasy world of programming. He sure makes it seem simple. Maybe everyone needs to go to DeVry. I hope that everyone knows (PC gamers, console users, everybody looking forward to this...) that the hype surrounding this game will never let it live up to what everyone is expecting. I am sure that if Quake Wars would have come out last year or before we would all be blown away, but it will take a major overhaul to make three year old tech shine again when it is released with Huxley, Crysis, and many other shiney new games this fall...

Plays_4_Pants
Plays_4_Pants

An extra month of end-development does not mean they're adding new stuff or making the "game better." What that means is that the game is very buggy and they need more time to fix it. It's a combination of a bad sign cause the game is too buggy to ship but also a good thing that they're admiting that they need more time.

Jade_Monkey
Jade_Monkey

I can wait a little longer as long as the wait helps the quality of the game.

Pedro7_2000
Pedro7_2000

Hopefully this push does not translate to them having to push back the console versions also. Looking forward to getting to play this one.

Keypo
Keypo

im glad i am trying to make the transition to only console. Upgraded my computer once a year is a waste of money just to play a couple games. I think the consoles are a better deal.

gilmog1
gilmog1

Im with SuperTramp707 , You know there are teams of IBM software engineers going out right now and Showing these game studios how to program the PS3's Cell technology to get the best out of it because its soo damn hard. Im sure it takes more than " A FEW DAYS " to complete a port :P

svitas
svitas

The pc version wa finished 3 months ago the devolpers said it. But they wanted to detailed more.

trane226
trane226

this really better be worth it

SuperTramp707
SuperTramp707

What are the chances that malmeid2 down there has no clue whatsoever what he's talking about...

fortiliano
fortiliano

At least it's not being rushed...........

malmeid2
malmeid2

I'll bet the PC version has been finished for a long time, now we just have to wait for the console kiddies. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think they have software that translates everything from PC files to the consoles, and the transition doesn't really take that long. I mean consoles really are just a specific type of PC. It can't possibly take more than a few days to port over and then test for bugs for a few more days. There is probably not much difference at all between the way the files are composed on a PC dvd compared to an Xbox dvd, aside from the installation data and a few extra "access codes" for the xbox...

BounceDK
BounceDK

I'll bet the PC version has been finished for a long time, now we just have to wait for the console kiddies.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

didn't see this one coming :lol: