QuakeCon 2010 rumbling August 12-15

Id, Bethesda announce dates for annual Texas confab featuring tourneys, game presentations.

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Id Software may no longer be the stalwart independent development house that it once was, what with its acquisition by Bethesda Softworks parent company Zenimax Media in 2009. However, that doesn't mean it will be making any substantive changes to its annual QuakeCon confab, announcing today that the free, open-to-the-public event will return to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, from August 12-15.

Expect a bit of Rage in August.

As in years past, QuakeCon 2010 will feature the BYOC LAN party, which allows thousands of gamers to bring their own gaming rigs and synch up at the event. The expo also features pro tournaments and booths from a number of hardware and software manufacturers.

Today's announcement was short on hard information of what gamers can expect from the show, with id promising to dole out more details over the coming weeks. However, the studio will almost assuredly be showing off its postapocalyptic combat racer Rage, which is in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac but has yet to be dated.

Id may also show off Doom 4, which it officially announced at QuakeCon 2008. As part of chief technical officer John Carmack's QuakeCon 2009 keynote address, the soon-to-be Lifetime Achievement Award winner said that details for the next installment in the seminal sci-fi shooter series will arrive this year.

Bethesda Softworks may also use the opportunity to display some of its upcoming wares, such as Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas and Splash Damage's Brink.

Discussion

53 comments
MistressZero
MistressZero

Oh, New Vegas...with your release date so far away...you mock me. Damn you!

psynocis
psynocis

If its open world, then:I'll cream my jeans....

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

It's time for id Software to unveil Doom 4, the king of Horror FPS's needs to reclaim its throne.

Kfoss
Kfoss

man at QC last year they demo'd RAGE for almost an hour...its like mad max meets twisted metal..very cool (gotta love Mutant Bash TV)...if anything im stoked to see the progress they made on it...

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

@ trastamad03 Well the other ID games these days sure are..... :P

trastamad03
trastamad03

"it will be released when it's fun" Does that mean that the game is boring atm :C?

D1zzyCriminal
D1zzyCriminal

I like id games because they're always good old fashioned fun shooters. Although the last in house game was Doom 3, which personally was instant a classic, lets hope they've kept up waiting for Rage with good reason. I have faith. Doom 4 im guessing late 2011, which means new pc time, im not playing it on Xbox.

tamabeast04
tamabeast04

i really want a new quake to be honest... man, love that series

falcOWNS
falcOWNS

elder scrolls 5 or new vegas

Kolossi
Kolossi

Doom 4 is all Im interested in, but Rage does seem like something worth testing out.

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

ID died awhile ago....I doubt Rage will be worth while.... tho at least its better than another boring corridor shooter(Quake/Doom/Wolfenstine)...

Massacher
Massacher

oh sweet some new footage, this is a must buy! "it'll be done when it's fun" lol, love those id guys.

RussianRAGE
RussianRAGE

id software gives me a reason to live for.

pidow
pidow

Just give me a release date for Rage.

pidow
pidow

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AZE160
AZE160

Id Software was almost going to the Top of being an independent game developer, now they got owned by Zenimax(which sucks)and most of their IP goes to Zenimax's Hand.

Inconnux
Inconnux

I was all stoked for Rage until Carmack announced that he was cutting dedicated servers and going to P2P on the PC version... well there's another game that I won't bother with...

mrklorox
mrklorox

"QuakeCon 2010"? Too soon, id, too soon. XD

CaptainAhab13
CaptainAhab13

Doom 4? Can't wait! Time for the return of a classic. Rage looks fascinating; can't wait to get more info. Oh, and of course I love Quake Live, can't get enough of it. Keep it up id!!!

LT-Voltaire
LT-Voltaire

Rage looks good id is really good at setting the bar for new tech. From doom and Wolfenstien to Quake they have all ways impressed me so I have high hopes for Rage.

ibeatu85x
ibeatu85x

one of the guns looks like an AKS-74U.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

FINALLY. Some news about Doom 4. it's about friggin time. only ID games i like are Quake and Doom. Also i will say Rage looks promising.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

I want some more information about Doom 4, Rage will be good to but more interested in the Doom franchise :)

smookert
smookert

lol borderlands = rageclone... they are busy making this game for like 3 years now

Falcon084
Falcon084

Rage looks like a Borderlands clone

Flint247
Flint247

It would be nice to attend these sometime in life.

Shardz7
Shardz7

"It will be released when it is FUN". Perhaps Bobby Kotex should grab a seminar from id to see how, what and why games are made in the first place. I always did have the utmost respect for id as they know what it takes to put together a massive project and to rush it is certain death. I'm all for non-linear games and rage looks pretty stylish so far...hopefully it will live up to the hype. One thing for certain is that there is no slave driver routine going on with id or even Zenimax. You can't rush quality and put your employees in constant fear...that is just bad business.

Rob_101
Rob_101

I wish I could go. I hope we get some good Doom 4 info if we're not already getting it at E3 ;)

IRISH_VANDAL
IRISH_VANDAL

Wish I had the time to get over to Quake, its gotta be sick. Rage is looking to be what Borderland should of been. New Vegas news needs to get out some more, been almost a month since I have heard anything from that camp.

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

looks interesting going to keep my eye on this game

metalkid9
metalkid9

If this game comes out this year then it's definitely my most anticipated game of the year.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I'm glad theyre finally working on a new ip. I'm getting sick of sequels and prequels which seem to be pretty popular these days.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I'm pretty sure we're gonna get a whole lotta new info on new vegas in E3 which is way before this event.

Nuggetol
Nuggetol

"I'll promise you it'll be released when it's fun" If only every game devs had that motive XD.

metalkid9
metalkid9

Hopefully this time john carmack won't be talking for 3 hours non-stop. Let's see some gameplay and release dates for god's sake.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I think I might just show up for QuakeCon this year. I've always wanted to check it out, now's the time!

rpgnutt
rpgnutt

WHAT ABOUT ELDER SCROLLS !!!!!

Roger_Smith
Roger_Smith

It'll be done when it's fun. I like that. Good mantra.

RawDeal_basic
RawDeal_basic

Can't wait for more Rage info! And New Vegas too. :)