Items tagged with id Software

As QuakeCon slides into day 2, there is plenty that fans of Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, and Elder Scrolls Online will want to catch up on. If you can't be at the show, but want to know what is going on, the live stream will keep you up to date on the new announcements. The schedule for today's QuakeCon panels kicks off at 10 AM CT with a Fallout 76 panel. An hour later, at 11 AM CT, a panel called "Knee Deep in Doom" kicks off. The last set for today starts at 2 PM CT and is the Elder Scrolls Online panel. If you miss any of the content when it is playing live, you can hit up the video below and play the entire conference back. As for what sort of information each of the panels holds, the Fallout... Read more...
If you're down for a bit of a walk down memory lane in the first-person shooter genre, Bethesda and id Software are serving up a hot plate of retro goodness today. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Doom's launch, re-releases of Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 are being made available across all major gaming platforms. If you're currently rocking an Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or a Nintendo Switch, you'll have access to all three of those aforementioned games. For iOS and Android users, only Doom and Doom II are available via the App Store and the Google Play Store respectively. The original Doom supports local 4-player deathmatch and 4-player local co-op. It also includes the Episode... Read more...
After eight years of waiting, Rage is finally getting a sequel. Developed by Avalanche Studios in partnership with id Software, and published by Bethesda Softworks, Rage 2 will bring insanity-fueled apocalyptic gameplay to the forefront, and you will need a relatively meaty PC to play the game as recommended, though nothing too crazy. Bethesda announced the minimum and recommended specs for playing Rage 2 on PC. The good news is, you don't need a crazy-powerful build to get your foot in the door. Here's a look at the requirements. Minimum Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions) Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics:... Read more...
QuakeCon is underway today and gamers are waiting in anticipating for the keynote with Bethesda and id Software where they were expected to deliver the first news on Doom Eternal. The presentation kicked off at noon central time and if you missed the livestream you can watch the VOD recording here.  What we know about the keynote is that Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin from id Software were there to show off gameplay footage from Doom Eternal. That game is the sequel to the 2016 revamp of Doom. Doom most recently landed on the Nintendo Switch early this year, complete with actually useful motion controls. Our first hints at Doom Eternal, however, came during E3. If Doom Eternal isn’t... Read more...
It should come as no surprise that the enthusiast community is very excited about AMD’s Zen architecture, which has been deployed on the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processor families. As we’ve already explained in our reviews for both product families, AMD is providing some impressive performance numbers for not a lot of money (well, compared to Intel’s “Core” offerings). Needless to say, developers are excited about the potential performance gains from Ryzen, and are already optimizing their engines to take advantage any extra processing grunt. The folks over at id Software are definitely keeping a close eye on Ryzen, and are impressed with what they’ve seen so far. Robert Duffy, Chief Technology Officer... Read more...
The folks at id Software have been fairly quiet as of late about Quake Champions, its forthcoming arena-style shooter that was unveiled during Bethesda's press conference at last year's E3. However, they're making noise now—there is a new trailer available that teases fast action game play, but even more exciting is that gamers can now sign up for the much anticipated closed beta. Bethesda says the closed beta will begin sometime in the coming weeks. For anyone who plans on attending PAX East this weekend at the Boston Convention Center, Quake Champions will be playable at the Bethesda booth, giving gamers an early look at what lies ahead. And for those who will not be attending, there is a new... Read more...
If you weren't hit with enough nostalgia earlier this month when an Unreal Engine master recreated the opening sequence of Unreal in UE4, here's your second chance. If you played first-person shooters in the mid-90s, there's little doubt that you loaded up id Software's Quake. It's a game that developed an instant following; and despite it beginning out with software-driven graphics, an OpenGL port was later released to the delight of anyone with a 3D accelerator. Quake wasn't just technologically impressive, though; it had a lot of other things going for it. The level design was largely fantastic, as was the atmosphere. Quake was the type of game that could genuinely scare the wits out... Read more...
It’s been over two months since DOOM was released to much fanfare. Since that time, much digital blood has been spilled at the hands of gamers all over the globe, and thanks to a new update, some gamers can expect to see even greater performance in DOOM. id Software announced today that Vulkan API support is now live on the PC version of DOOM. In case you haven’t been keeping abreast of Vulkan, it is a graphics API that was developed by the Khronos Group. Thanks to low-level access to graphics hardware, much of the driver overhead is erased, leading to higher performance. In addition to lower overhead, the Vulkan API brings a few other added benefits to DOOM including asynchronous shaders (the... Read more...
Late last week, we provided you with some awesome footage of Doom running on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 using the Vulkan API. Granted, we were filming this footage using our own camera, so it’s not exactly clean, crisp and impeccably detailed. Well, the folks at NVIDIA and id Software want to make sure that eager-beaver gamers are seeing Doom in the absolute best possible light, so NVIDIA today posted a 6-minute direct feed to the footage to YouTube. In case you were wondering, the direct feed is 2.1GB uncompressed and is running 1920x1080 at 60 FPS. Unfortunately, this replay of the game footage is not running on a GeForce GTX 1080 — it’s actually running on a GeForce GTX Titan X. As id Software... Read more...
We learned earlier this week that John Romero's long-rumored first-person shooter is BLACKROOM, and without delay, money started pouring en masse into his new company's Kickstarter campaign. That should cause nothing other than rejoicing, right? Well, not so much in this case, and while any pulling of a Kickstarter campaign can give off a vibe that the project probably wouldn't have been successful anyway, that doesn't at all seem to be the case here. So what's the deal? In talking to Develop, Romero noted that there was an obvious disconnect between the amount of hype surrounding his holographic shooter and those who were actually backing it. He says, "There’s not tens of thousands of backers... Read more...
Just like other hardcore gamers out there, we’re eagerly awaiting id Software's next DOOM release, which is still quite a ways off from its May 13th launch. There’s plenty for everyone including a single player campaign, which is expected to last about 13 hours, or for those who want to tear it up (literally) online through the game's huge multiplayer mode. When details were released about the multiplayer component earlier this month, we found out that we could do something unexpected: we can become the demon. This marks the first time since the DOOM series began that players will have the ability to do that, and as you'd imagine, it's going... Read more...
When id Software's upcoming Doom is released on May 13th, it will have been over 11 years since the release of the previous mainline game, Doom 3. Given that length of time between releases, it'd be unfortunate if the next major iteration in the series followed modern gaming trends and could be completed in a single long gaming session. According to Doom's official Twitter account (demons like to be social, too), we have nothing to worry about. .@Unreal389 The difficulty level plays a factor, but folks playing at the office average 13+ hours in the campaign— DOOM (@DOOM) February 11, 2016 When the game length was questioned by a fan, whomever helms the Doom Twitter account said that the amount... Read more...
Conan O'Brien is the type of comedian that people tend to either really like or loathe. As for me, I'm a fan of his infectious personality and find him hilarious, especially when he sits down to play and review video games—or in this case, just get riled up playing Doom with a couple of NFL players headed to the Super Bowl. Playing the recurring role of Clueless Gamer, Conan sits in a "cheap Marriott conference room" flanked by Josh Norman, a cornerback for the Carolina Panthers, and Von Miller, a linebacker for the Denver Broncos. Before they even get to any gameplay, Conan brings up the fact that he's a New England Patriots fan and how Von Miller and company made his 12-year-old daughter cry... Read more...
For decades, John Carmack has been an institution at id Software. The games id has built over the years may not have been huge innovators in terms of gameplay, but the engines behind those games have often pushed the envelope dramatically in terms of game detail levels and amazing environments. Now, he's moving on to take over the big shoes at Oculus, working on the VR headset, the Oculus Rift. id Studio director Tim Willits confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that Carmack has left the building. "John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio," Willits said. "John's work on id Tech 5 and the technology for the current development... Read more...
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