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.
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.