id Software tech chief John Carmack has said that the studio looking at the “possibilities” on what Quake 5 could be revolved around.
He was quick to say that nothing was rolling officially, though.
“We went from the Quake 2 and the Quake 4 Strogg universe. We are at least tossing around the possibilities of going back to the bizarre, mixed up Cthulhu-ish Quake 1 world and rebooting that direction,” Carmack told EG.
“We think that would be a more interesting direction than doing more Strogg stuff after Quake 4. We certainly have strong factions internally that want to go do this.
“But we could do something pretty grand like that, that still tweaks the memory right in all of those ways, but is actually cohesive and plays with all of the strengths of the level we’re at right now.”
id CEO Todd Hollenshead added: “People shouldn’t worry that we’re ever going to orphan or abandon Quake. We are huge fans of the game internally.”
id’s next game, RAGE, releases in October for PS3, 360 and PC. DOOM 4 is next afterwards.