QuakeCon 2011 is underway, and most of the talk this year is about Rage, id Software's first major release since Doom 3. It's a sensible focus considering Rage comes out in less than two months, but still, what's going on with Doom 4, first announced way back in 2008?
According to id Software president Todd Hollenshead, we've still got some waiting to do before we hear any details. "id Tech 5 is the basis for Doom 4, and I guess infer what you will…What we're really focused on is getting Rage out the door. Once we're to that point, then we want to transition to how we're going to present Doom 4, what are the talking points, how do we introduce it. Because that stuff hasn't even been determined yet. We're talking about that internally."
"I know everybody's interested," he said. "I am too."
I understand that they don't want to upstage Rage by releasing a bunch of info on Doom4, but showing off a few quick pics or a short video wouldn't have hurt anybody. I was anticipating Doom4 during Quake Con '10 and they didn't show it off then, so I waited a whole friggin' year and they didn't show it off here at Quake Con '11. What gives?
Oh yeah, in October John Carmack plans to release the Doom3 source code. Took 'em long enough, that engine is almost ancient now.