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Where are they now? The dissipation of id Software

Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake and Rage. With three of the biggest shooter properties in gaming (and also another one), id Software has clearly housed some of the industry’s brightest stars. Where is this talent now?


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  • Where are they now? The dissipation of id Software

    Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake and Rage. With three of the biggest shooter properties in gaming (and also another one), id Software has clearly housed some of the industry’s brightest stars. Where is this talent now?

  • Todd Hollenshead has left id Software after 17 years

    One-time president Todd Hollenshead has left id Software, Bethesda has confirmed.

  • Id: Player freedom is “not the point” of Rage

    Id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has said Rage’s linearity isn’t a flaw, as the game isn’t supposed to be an open world sandbox.

  • id’s Hollenshead: Developing multi-plat enables for richer game experiences

    id boss Todd Hollenshead has said developing on multiple platforms has enabled the studio to give more richer experiences within its game than it would have been able to if developing on just PC.

  • Id’s Superego: Todd Hollenshead on all things id Software

    Another QuakeCon’s come and gone, but there are traditions to uphold. Read on for our annual chat with id CEO Todd Hollenshead, wherein we discussed lengthy dev cycles, consoles, the importance of graphics, and tons more.

  • Hollenshead: IdTech 5 “too much” for Wii, uncertain on Wii U

    Todd Hollenshead has said id won’t bring a “crippled” port of RAGE to Wii, and played coy on the possibility of Wii U support.

  • QuakeCon 2011 – Carmack: This the “year of RAGE”

    QuakeCon started today with an introduction from Todd Hollenshead, good news from Pete Hines, and John Carmack’s annual three-hour keynote. Nathan Grayson liveblogged it. We posted it.

  • QuakeCon 2011 dated for first week of August

    ZeniMax has announced that QuakeCon 2011 will take place in the first week of August.

  • id’s Hollenshead: 3D TVs are “fucking expensive”

    FPS’s poster boy, id boss Todd Hollenshead, has failed to mince words on his opinions of 3D.

  • Interview – id Software’s Todd Hollenshead

    Anyone who follows VG247 will know Quakecon took place last weekend, so we took the opportunity to catch up with id Software CEO, Todd Hollenshead, to talk Doom 4, Wolfenstein, new technology and more. Catch the full interview after the break.

  • Hollenshead confirms no third-party distribution of id Tech 5

    id boss Todd Hollenshead told Eurogamer at QuakeCon last night that the developer won’t be out-sourcing Tech 5.

  • Hollenshead: RAGE beta doubtful, but there could be a demo

    id Software boss Todd Hollenshead has said to VG247 that while a multiplayer beta for RAGE is a “doubt,” there may be a PC and Mac demo. “I doubt there will be an open beta,” said Hollenshead. “The demo question is hard to answer, because I don’t know what the development cycle will be like. We […]

  • Hollenshead: No DOOM 4 at QuakeCon because we “never had anything prepared to show”

    DOOM 4 is in development. If you didn’t know that, go out back and beat yourself out there. But why wasn’t it shown at QuakeCon earlier this month? According to id’s CEO Todd Hollenshead, speaking to VG247 at the event, there was one very simple reason. “We just never had anything prepared to show for […]

  • Hollenshead: Microsoft in “best position” to launch next-gen hardware

    id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has told VG247 that Microsoft is in the “best position” to be the first platform holder out the gate with next-gen hardware. “Somebody’s going to do it, and – to me – probably the player who’s in the best position to do so is Microsoft, because I do think they’ve […]

  • id boss Todd Hollenshead – the ultimate interview

    Interview by Nathan Grayson. When we say “ultimate,” we don’t mean he’s going to die next week. No sir. Todd Hollenshead, id Software’s inimitable CEO, is very much alive. We know, because Nathan got to quiz him on DOOM 4, RAGE, next gen consoles and so much more at QuakeCon earlier this month. No stones […]

  • RAGE on 360 may have separate discs for multiplayer and single-player

    id Software president Todd Hollenshead has told Shack that the firm may put the single-player and multiplayer modes for the Xbox 360 version of RAGE on separate discs. “We’ll probably have two DVDs for sure, and then the question is, will multiplayer be on a separate disc or not?” said Hollenshead “It makes no sense […]

  • No Doom 4 announcements at QuakeCon this year

    Todd Hollenshead has told QuakeCon attendees that no Doom 4 information will be doled out this year. However, if you still care next year, expect more news at QuakeCon 2010. “When we show it to you you’re gonna love it,” he said before turning the floor over to John Carmack. Carmack did happen to say […]

  • id Software says games come first, licensing Tech 5 engine second

    id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has said that company philosophy prevents over-selling its multiplatform Tech 5 engine because games come first and licensing the engine second. “Our philosophy really hasn’t changed from what it’s always been, which is games first, licenses second,” Hollenshead told Gamasutra. “Working on Rage and working on Doom [4], which are […]

  • Hollenshead: Doom 4 is “not a sequel” or a reboot

    id boss Todd Hollenshead has told GameSpot that Doom 4 is “not a sequel to Doom 3, but it’s not a reboot either”. “Doom 3 was sort of a reboot,” he added. “It’s a little bit different than those, and if I told you why, I would get my ass kicked when I got back. […]

  • Hollenshead: Independent Wii development is unjustifiable

    Todd Hollenshead has told Gamespot that developing Wii titles as an independent may cost you a lot more than a few years’ work. “Independent Wii-centric development is not really justified yet,” he said. “Maybe it’s just that we don’t know how to exploit it, and Nintendo does because they made the Wii, and they’re really […]

  • Hollenshead: Piracy is “hidden benefit” when you buy a PC

    Speaking with GI, id Software CEO, Todd Hollenshead, said that piracy is a “hidden benefit” when you buy a PC. When asked about what PC manufacturers could do to help prevent piracy, Hollenshead replied: “There’s lots of things that they could do but typically just they just line up on the wrong side of the […]

  • QuakeCon 2008 – being there, nearly interviewing Todd Hollenshead, anime porn

    VG247′s man in Texas, Nathan Grayson, gives us impressions of id’s megalithic demon-shooting event, QuakeCon. Frags, Carmack trashing Macs and a fleeting encounter with Todd Hollenshead make us want to get on a plane next year. After the link.

  • Hollenshead: E3 was a disappointment to everyone

    Speaking to Kotaku at QuakeCon, id boss Todd Hollenshead has joined the “E3 was shit” chorus by saying that… E3 was shit. “E3 this year, in my opinion, it was pretty much disappointing to everybody,” he said. “The press were disappointed, the people I talked to in the industry are disappointed. Almost everyone agrees that […]

  • Hollenshead: “I’d like to do another Doom movie”

    According to this Kotaku piece, id boss Tdd Hollenshead said at QuakeCon today that he’s open to doing another Doom film. “Personally I’d like to do another Doom movie, I thought working with it was a blast,” he said. “There are some lessons we learned. The best way to do things better is to get […]

  • id details QuakeCon 2008

    id’s press released this year’s QuakeCon, which will include the Quake Live and Quake Wars console tournaments. The competitions will take place during the 13th QuakeCon, which is being held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas from July 31 – August 3. “QuakeCon 2008 will be the grand slam of competitive gaming with the […]

  • Id’s Hollenshead says tech advancement is key, new Rage shots

    Put down that Wii-mote; it’s not wanted here. In an interview with Kikizo, id CEO Todd Hollenshead and Rage lead game designer Matt Hooper have stuck to their guns in terms of pushing the tech envelope. “[Gaming is] a technology-driven industry, and I think people who say it’s not a technology-driven industry don’t know what […]

  • id may go back to ESA says, Hollenshead

    Speaking to the Washington Post, id boss Todd Hollenshead said that the firm’s widely reported decision to leave the ESA is unlikely to be a permanent one. “Our departure from ESA is probably temporary and was not political,” he said. “It was a question of other priorities this year that we wanted to focus on.” […]

  • DOOM 4 confirmed

    According to Shacknews, id’s confirmed development of DOOM 4. “Doom is part of the id Software DNA and demands the greatest talent and brightest minds in the industry to bring the next installment of our flagship franchise to Earth,” said id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead. “It’s critical for id Software to have the best creative […]

  • id boss: Everyone’s wrong over E3 plans

    Speaking to Joystiq, id Software boss Todd Hollenshead has pissed on everyone’s bonfire over the company’s E3 plans by saying that all speculation on the matter is just that. “Actually, we haven’t determined in what capacity we’ll be attending E3 (if any), so everyone is wrong,” he said. id got dragged into an almighty hullabaloo […]