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Bethesda: Prey 2 not being made with id Tech 5

Tuesday, 15th March 2011 07:25 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Bethesda PR and marketing VP Pete Hines has confirmed that Prey 2 won’t be using id Tech 5.

The sequel was announced yesterday by the company for PC, 360 and PS3, with the press release confirming the game would be made using “the cutting edge id tech engine from id Software.”

But Hines has told IGN that it’s not using the latest version of the tech that’s currently being used by id for RAGE.

“This game has been in development for quite a while and id Tech 5 is still in progress (until Rage ships, and probably even after). So it really wasn’t an option,” he told the site.

Previously, id had licensed out id tech to licensees when it was an independent entity. But after being bought by Bethesda parent ZeniMax in 2009, id CEO Todd Hollenshead confirmed at QuakeCon last August that the engine would now be used within the Bethesda group, including games just being published by the company.

Game’s out in 2012.

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10 Comments

  1. unacomn

    Aha, so it’s being made with an update version of the Doom engine. That’s still cutting edge, right?

    Damn you PR people, why can’t you say something straight before I send news off to be published! Now I’ve made a fool of myself!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Hunam

    Brink is being made with Tech 4, so that engine still has something left to give it seems.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    Bullshit statement is bullshit.

    While still quite competent in the right hands, Tech 4 is hardly cutting edge is it?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3, Xbox 360 and PS3 is hardly cutting edge already.

    To make game work on them both you need a lot of time, like with RAGE or DOOM 4.

    I don’t want another 12 year of development. If only there were not consoles, we could already enjoy games with id TECH 6 that is going to use VORTEX and could already play RAGE last year.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    Well i think Brink is not going to be smooth on console or is going to have some problems.Also if Prey is going to look similar to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfLAXGmpV5M then graphics are ok

    #5 4 years ago
  6. M. K.

    `I don’t want another 12 year of development. If only there were not consoles, we could already enjoy games with id TECH 6 that is going to use VORTEX and could already play RAGE last year.`

    Yeah for sure :D What the hell do you think? You think bethesda is stupid? You think id is stupid? They want to make money and as long as they can sell “outdated” tech, they’ll do it. It’s nothing about PC or something else, it’s just common sense, nothing else.

    id Tech 6 and Vortex LMFAO! :D

    (post made my day btw :P)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    “Yeah for sure What the hell do you think? You think bethesda is stupid? You think id is stupid? They want to make money and as long as they can sell “outdated” tech, they’ll do it. It’s nothing about PC or something else, it’s just common sense, nothing else.”

    If you are that stupid, nothing can change here.
    when ID made DOOM or Quake they made it on the new engine always. No one waited for the new game to come out for 4-5 years.

    RAGE was announced almost since the beggining of the 7th generation of consoles, Doom 4 is also heavily in development and we heard nothing about it. There is no Quake 5 since 2005 year.
    Last game from ID Software was DOOM 3 in 2004 (Quake 4 was made by Raven Software in 2005). So they made a lot of money since… when? Making shit on the iOS devices at best.

    “want to make money and as long as they can sell “outdated” tech”

    They don’t sell engines you idiot. Their engines is for their games and to develop on engines does not cost more money. Engines are TOOLS for developers. Id Tech 5 is much easier then ID Tech 4 and have much more then ID Tech4.
    They can’t develop properly on 360 and PS3 when these devices have like old hardware so they need to optimize it and ID is known for fantastic ports so they need to be sure that 360 and Ps3 will look identical. It’s because of Ps3 and 360 releases are pushed forward and forward.
    Game was announced that it could come at Q1 (instead it’s Q4 now).

    They are not CRYTEK or Epic Games that sell engines. they make games on old engines because these old stuff run on the consoles without a problem.

    “id Tech 6 and Vortex LMFAO!”

    LMFAO!111 i know shit what it is so i’m TROLOLO here.
    I mean “voxels” here. I always make mistake with this word.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. M. K.

    Oh wow, wall of text and you still didn’t get my point, congrats :D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. jacobvandy

    And this is why they didn’t refer to the engine by name in the press release. Bastards.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. jimjam138

    @ MK Maybe Erthazus didn’t get your point cause you didn’t provide one.

    Typing that publishers are ‘Not stupid,, they want to make money’ is frankly stating the bleeding obvious, Also If you can’t tell from the text its not even Erthazus’ first language he is typing in so give him a break.

    Developing new tech IS taking studios longer (I know first hand) so iD5 has NOT been delayed as a way of ‘making money’.
    In fact Human Head are simply using iD4 as they have a very good grasp of it already (prey1) so they can get it working quicker & cheaper.

    #10 4 years ago

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