QuakeCon keynote liveblog is go – No DOOM 4, Arkane acquired, next-gen nowhere in sight

Thursday, 12th August 2010 20:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Bethesda’s used it QuakeCon 2010 keynote to announce an acquisition of BioShock 2 developer Arkane Studios and its “unannounced game” tonight, but failed to show off the game everyone wanted to see – DOOM 4.

French developer Arkane was founded in 1999, and helped 2K Marin with Bioshock 2 “design, animation, and art”.

RAGE has also been confirmed for iPhone, and was shown running at 60fps. You can watch a video of it on Kotaku. A first iPhone version will release this year, with another to follow when the PC and console versions release in 2011.

id dev legend John Carmack did admit, though, that RAGE wasn’t even on the “home straight” yet, but that most of the shooter’s content had been fixed.

Carmack went on to say that current gen consoles aren’t going to change any time soon, admitting that Microsoft and Sony haven’t told the company anything about their next-gen plans.

id boss Todd Hollenshead also told Eurogamer during the presentation that id Tech 5 is no longer available for license.

“Something neat”

Carmack said on Twitter earlier in the day that we should get something good from the session:

“I’m showing something neat and unannounced at quakecon tomorrow. Deciding if I should leave it be or sneak a little more code in…”

Any promise of a DOOM 4 were dashed, however. Despite id boss Todd Hollenshead telling VG247 at last year’s QuakeCon to expect first info on the shooter at this year’s event, he said this evening that nothing on the shooter is to be shown.

It was revealed the day before by Carmack that the game will take less time to develop than RAGE, which is currently scheduled for a 2011 release.

A live feed of the keynote ran here.



  1. Freek

    How is Doom 4 unanounced when they have been talking publicly about it for nearly half a year?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    This would be a formal announcement.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    With something to look at, hopefully.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. LewieP

    After not having much success licensing id Tech 4, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were announcing one or more games from other developers using id Tech 5. Try and bolster some better support out of the gate.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Hunam

    I don’t think id are as bothered about licensing out their engines as they have done in the past, unless Bethesda/Zenimax are going to set up their own offices to support/sell the engine. Which would be a half decent idea tbh.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mington

    Trailer for the new Doom?

    Hate to say i told you soooooo… alright

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @4 There is no hardware for ID Tech 5 engine and they didn’t even released a game in ID Tech 4.

    Make it happen. DOOM 4.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. xino

    d00m 4!
    i love john carmick

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Quak0r

    We are speaking of John freaking Carmack here. A Software Engineer. It might be Doom 4 or it way be simply something coding or tech related that is interesting from a technology perspective rather then the usual press “Hurr Durr AAA Title or not interesting Hurr”

    srsly wth?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Please be Doom 4
    Please be Doom 4
    Please be Doom 4
    Please be Doom 4
    Please be Doom 4
    Please be Doom 4
    Please be Doom 4
    Please be Doom 4

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Amir Mirzaee

    Why did you change your live blogging application? ScribbleLive is really a better service than this. Please change it before the event begins.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    @9 Well, Carmack does love to talk tech.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus


    @12 and i fucking love it.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Suikoden Fan

    pat, will you consider live feeds in the future?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. GwynbleiddiuM

    my stream is officially dead :|

    #15 4 years ago
  16. LOLshock94

    i bet its DLC 4 rage

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Freek

    I think the live video stream is dead in general, can’t get it to load at all.
    Vg247, the last connection to anything newzy ;)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. LOLshock94

    it was all rage on I PHONE YOU BEING FUCKING SERIOUS

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Suikoden Fan

    my stream is fine

    #19 4 years ago
  20. daytripper

    will they show rage for 360/ps3?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. LOLshock94

    doom 4 on id 5 coolio but aslong as hes said something about doom 4 i forgive him

    #21 4 years ago
  22. AHA-Lambda

    omg lovin the livestream comments so funny XD

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Freek

    So, Rage on Iphone……yeah…not exactly moving any mountains there.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. AHA-Lambda

    woah son i am disappoint

    #24 4 years ago
  25. _LarZen_

    Cant wait to get my iPhone 4! More neerd power in my pants then all my consoles up to this gen….AWSOME!

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Amir Mirzaee

    No DOOM 4?!! Rage iPhone?? That’s all?? What does Carmack has to say in 2 hours??

    #26 4 years ago
  27. DarkElfa

    Carmack needs to be punched in the dick with an iPhone.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Amir Mirzaee

    If Bethesda can use id Tech 5, I want them to make a Fallout with that engine….

    #28 4 years ago
  29. SplatteredHouse

    You know, it’s good that iD are releasing the source codes for Wolfy:ET, and Doom 3, huh?

    @amir: You’ll be sorry you missed it, proper edge of the seat stuff, I tells ya!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. _LarZen_

    Live stream here

    #30 4 years ago
  31. AHA-Lambda

    Where is doom 4?

    why have you wasted my time with this keynote where the only thing that kept me going was the liveblog’s funny banter?

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Amir Mirzaee

    Ask him this Grayson: Why did I waste 2 hours of my life following his keynote and hoping to see something of DOOM 4??

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Anders

    Missed the keynote. Do anyone know any place where I can see it?

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Stephany Nunneley

    There – now with less Spanish!

    #34 4 years ago
  35. AHA-Lambda

    omg funniest liveblog ever XD

    only thing that made me sit through this :P

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Johnny Cullen

    AHA – Glad to be of assistance. :)

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Stephany Nunneley

    At one point – my dog farted. I had to leave the room or else I would have vomited.

    When I came back, Apple was still being discussed.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. xino

    damn man!
    so does that mean d00m 4 will debut at EEE3 2011 or GDC 2011?:/

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Erthazus

    I liked Carmack speach for personal reasons, but… No DOOM 4?

    For F… Sake. I understand that Zenimax don’t want to overshadow RAGE with Doom 4, but for F sake…. This is QUAKECON. QUAKECON is only one year where ID software fans are gathering together.

    What the fuck?

    #39 4 years ago
  40. stretch215

    @28 that would be awesome

    #40 4 years ago
  41. KrazyKraut

    ehm…yo..disappointed too

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    It kinda makes sense though. Why would they wanna take ANY focus away from RAGE at this particular point in time…

    #42 4 years ago

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