Todd Hollenshead

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?

6 years ago

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  • Todd Hollenshead has left id Software after 17 years

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

    7 years ago
  • 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.

    9 years ago
  • 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.

    9 years ago
  • 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.

    9 years ago
  • 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.

    9 years ago
  • 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.

    9 years ago
  • QuakeCon 2011 dated for first week of August

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

    10 years ago
  • 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.

    10 years ago
  • 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.

    10 years ago
  • 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.

    10 years ago
  • 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 don’t have […]

    11 years ago
  • 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 it,” he […]

    11 years ago
  • 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 recouped […]

    11 years ago
  • 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 were left […]

    11 years ago
  • 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 for […]

    11 years ago
  • 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 that […]

    11 years ago
  • 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 both […]

    11 years ago
  • 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. So […]

    11 years ago
  • 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 that […]

    11 years ago

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