id Software's CEO Todd Hollenshead has revealed that videogame piracy "has pushed id as being multiplatform."
In a lecture on videogame piracy during last week's GDC, he explained that the Doom and Quake developer started to eye console platforms as a method to battle the financial loss piracy incurs.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was given as an example of id's multiplatform direction. Originally in development for PC at the hands of Splash Damage and id Software, the multiplayer-focused
A new Quake 4 multiplayer demo has been released by id Software, the new release featuring the updates in the Quake 4 1.4.2 Point Release Patch that the developer made available last
Activision has somehow managed to shake loose two more shots of the mighty PC and Xbox 360 shooter, .
While these shots might be low in number, their high quality reveals just how you, playing as Matthew Kane, plan to march right into the heart of the Strogg Empire.
Powered by the Doom 3 engine, this sequel follows our hero as he becomes part Strogg and then uses their alien technology against them.Quake IV will deploy on to Xbox 360 and
Speaking at a launch event for the Xbox version of Doom 3, id Software's CEO Todd Hollenshead confirmed Quake IV will be playable at QuakeCon X - which takes place in Texas on 11-14 August - before going on to speak about the development of id games on next-generation platforms.
Prompted by a question from the crowd, Hollenshead spoke frankly about the development of future id games - including Quake IV - on next-gen consoles, pointing out that it's in the company's financial interest to do
Activision has belatedly confirmed that Quake 4 will be released for Xbox 360 (we kind of guessed as much after was shown on MTV last week).
More pertinently, however, the publisher has released one - count it! - screenshot from the game. As expected, blood, gore and massive weaponry all feature prominently.
"Quake 4 utilises the power of our groundbreaking Doom 3 engine to transport players into a war-torn, science-fiction universe graphically realised like never before," reckons Todd
As part of one of the hottest FPS franchises in existence, the latest instalment of Quake is by no means just another release. This is as important as anything else, and it's coming to Xbox 360.
Unlike the arena-based wonders of Quake 3, Quake 4 is the true sequel to Quake 2, featuring a single-player mode that, when all is said and done, looks a lot like Doom 3. It seems that if you use the Doom 3 engine, your game becomes Doom.
The first part of the demonstration we saw was worryingly
We were quite taken aback when we saw the PC version of Quake 4 at Activision's pre-E3 conference. To say that in places it was highly unpleasant and completely unnecessary is telling just half the story.
, viewing from the first-person, we got to experience the stages involved in being turned into a Strogg. Stages that involved brutal stabbing and dismemberment. It was wrong on so many levels.
However, wrong or not, some people will like it, and we're sure these people will welcome the news
Above: Quake Arena Arcade for XBLA sounds kind of cool, but we think you should try Quake Live for free before you pay to download it for your 360
Remember when first-person shooters were all about shooting? That’s what we love about Quake Live, the no frills, free-to-play, ultra old school shooter that’s all about rocket jumping and blasting away at everything in sight. Seriously. It’s great, and it’s right here.
But if your trigger finger is telling you that you must only play Quake multiplayer on a console, Quake Arena Arcade will be coming to Xbox LIVE on December 15...
id Software's letting us sign up for the beta test of Quake Live, the free-to-play version of Quake III Arena. Cheers, id. "Beta testers are given early access to the Quake Live website and game, and will help us test all of the game's features and functionality while offering feedback and suggestions," says the developer. As usual with beta tests, putting your name on the dotted line doesn't automatically guarantee entry, so you'll just have to