QuakeCon slated for August 4-7

Annual Dallas id expo scheduled for late summer; North America's largest LAN party, latest Bethesda games to be on hand.

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This morning, Bethesda Softworks announced the dates for its sister studio id Software's annual convention, QuakeCon. The confab, which is host to North America's largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party, will run from August 4 to 7. It is free to the public and sees thousands of gamers flock to Dallas' Hilton Anatole Hotel each year.

QuakeCon 2011 is set for August 4-7.

Details on this year's event are thin, other than the fact that Bethesda will be on hand to "offer the first chance anywhere for gamers to get their hands on upcoming titles." Though not mentioned by name, a likely suspect is the studio's next game, the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is set to ship for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 11. Also likely to appear is id's PC, PS3, and 360 postapocalyptic racing-shooting game Rage, which is due out September 13.

QuakeCon organizers promised both panel discussions and unidentified "announcements" at this year's event. Last year, some sort of Doom 4 reveal was expected at id technical director John Carmack's keynote address. Instead, it focused on Rage for the iPhone. Last year's panels included a discussion about creating blockbuster franchises with ousted Infinity Ward heads Vince Zampella and Jason West and a chat between Ultima creator Richard Garriott and Carmack on space flight.

Discussion

48 comments
Elite39
Elite39

@Tygraph I don't know but how that to be?

Tygraph
Tygraph

@Elite39 I don't know how to respond to your comment due to the horrible lack of proper English. I honestly can't understand that last half of it. Since I can talk, I'm not retarded. Either way, you said they couldn't nix it now they they have an iPhone version and now that Bethesda is controlling the production it will fail. Both statements have no backing or logic in place and that is why I called you out. I was just proving a point with logic and at the same time proving you wrong.

Elite39
Elite39

@Tygraph Looks like you're the one who's more retarded than me. And drop the pathetic emoticons, they don't provoke me like they do to others. Rage is being developed by id Software, well at least it was when it started. Ahh, just though that now there's a version of the game already released they won't change the final that much unless the iPhone version is a quickly-made version of the game.

Tygraph
Tygraph

@Elite39 Umm, are you retarded? I really hope there was sarcasm in that. Do you have any idea where this project is in development and the fact that Bethesda is a top tier developer and producer? AND that having an iPhone version does not secure any sort of title regardless. That is the part that made me hope for sarcasm. Otherwise, have a good day :)

pc44
pc44

hope they show off doom 4 in e3 but uf tey dont show doom 4 this year then it'll just be a joke

goeyguy03
goeyguy03

hopefully Doom 4 isnt the same from Doom 3 : Surprise! Fight! get back to waht made Doom great, not some 'Scare Fest'.

pc44
pc44

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harmoxx
harmoxx

Yeah, Doom 4 will be awesome.

angryphoton
angryphoton

Really lost interest with ID after Doom 3, Rage is in the same boat for me as Duke Nukem Forever, pretty much dinosaurs IMHO. They might have been cool when they first showed us their teaser trailers years ago, but so much has changed and people's taste change. Case in fact Doom 3 suffered from that same syndrome. It took so long to come out that by the time it did, people have moved on and the sales figures reflect that.

mischiefmeerkat
mischiefmeerkat

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Elite39
Elite39

@s4dn3s5 Actually they may not nix it now that there's a version for the iPhone.

Elite39
Elite39

@s4dn3s5 I actually like Rage, but now that Bethesda owns it and that they changed the release date, they'll probably nix it.

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

hope Doom 4 is the real stuff, Rage doesn't appeal much to me

moe3000
moe3000

NOT INTERESTED AFTER THEY DELAYED RAGE

krawk_ck77
krawk_ck77

Doom 4 what a rush that will be, cant wait!

Elite39
Elite39

@Drakkengoth Well, I wouldn't be judging yet, for all we know it could be complete crap, but id Software doesn't usually let me down. The Duke Nukem Forever trailer didn't look very good, in fact it looked bad, earlier trailers looked very good though.

Elite39
Elite39

@D1zzyCriminal Yeah, but Quake 1 never really had a storyline. It was going to be an adventure medieval RPG with a storyline, but they were all stuffed physically and mentally when they created the engine, it took so much work just for the engine, then John Romero made it a Doom styled game, that's why he left. So I'd rather see this Quake that we never saw.

Elite39
Elite39

They better show Doom 4, I was let down last year and in 2009. I doubt they will show it though.

D1zzyCriminal
D1zzyCriminal

Obviously we will see lots of Rage, Doom 4 should have some light shed on it. I really hope they metion something about a new Quake game, I would love a sequel to the original Quake. I will go to QuakeCon one day, It one of those things I just have to do. Even though I live in the UK.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Looking forward to some good news out of this

metalkid9
metalkid9

well Rage got a release date finally! I sure hope they show something for Doom4

Sorvos
Sorvos

Carmack, if you don't show Doom 4 this time, it means you are going nuts!

dantefenix
dantefenix

doom4 should be first man...not rage

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

Does this mean Skyrim has online capabilities? *insert Rageguy meme*

BAD-C0MPANY
BAD-C0MPANY

Carmack, you best give us Doom 4 this time around.

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

dont delay rage anymore, been waiting for that game for ages. Same with Doom 4, damn i want that game

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

Is it true? Duke Nukem Forever is coming soon? QuakeCon with news on Elder Scrolls V, Rage, and the long...long awaited Doom 4? WHAT'S NEXT! Valve FINALLY giving news of Half Life 3 or Half Life 2 Episode 3! :lol:

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I will NOT miss this year. Epic SFIV, SC2, and of course, Quake tournaments! And of course, all the info about new releases... gonna be hawt.

oneligas
oneligas

i want to quit my job and go wait in line right now! ESVS, RAGE, DOOM 4!

okassar
okassar

More Skyrim info, hell yea.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@stephenbarr Thanks for the heads up!

archvile_78
archvile_78

Hopefully some news about Doom 4 this time.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

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ownallofu
ownallofu

if you RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN, beware! for certain DOOM lies within, do you dare? this is a QUAKE, your worst nightmare do not let RAGE consume you, you must care! ID wish you fortune, but are you aware?

mwmars
mwmars

Yea, thank goodness for the European market where the PS3 far exceeds XBox in market share, so now we get so many more titles coming to the platform than we did at first.

stephenbarr
stephenbarr

@MEDzZ3RO it is coming out for ps3 :)

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Very cool. Hard not to laugh at the Apple computers in the video.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Seeing as Rage is coming to PS3, anyone know how likely a PS3 release of Doom 4 would be?

imaidiot
imaidiot

I will be there as always, at least one day. The only thing that sucks is the only restaurant in the place charges 20 bucks for a hamburger...ouch.

overlord_hh
overlord_hh

im guna b there only for RAGE and if a lil bit more lucky DOOM4:-)

Zephol
Zephol

Doom 4 Doom 4 Doom 4!