QuakeCon offered a gem for fans of the Doom series, confirmation of the engine as id Software’s id Engine 5, which is conveniently owned by the same parent company, ZeniMax Media. If you’re looking for an example of the engine, you may remember Rage from last year which released to mixed reviews, poor story and gameplay but great graphics. Hopefully they’re learning.
At the conference, we learned that now that Doom 3 BFG Edition is out the door, Doom 4 will be the entire focus of id Software, and that it will be “done when it’s done” according to John Carmack from id. I remember sitting in a dark dorm room and having Doom 3 scare the hell out of me, so I’ll be waiting anxiously to see what the next title can do, let’s hope it’s just as memorable.