id Software are focusing on upcoming postapocalyptic shooter RAGE whilst quietly grinding away at Doom IV, but a new comment from senior id producer Jason Kim suggests that they might be willing to "freshen up" two of their classic IPs. Wolfenstein and Quake have previously received solid if underwhelming third party treatment from Raven - and Kim believes that id's "new approach" might be able to shed new light on their older projects.
During an interview with Shacknews about the state of RAGE (which is apparently nearly ready, by the way), Jason Kim reckons that Quake and Wolfenstein could well be rebooted down the line if us fans "want that." Which we do.
We have Quake; we have Wolfenstein. If people want that, we have the IPs to deliver it. And we have a different approach now; we're forging a new path. I think we can freshen those things up.
We don't have anything in the works right now but I think when we start talking about different things we can do with the other properties that we have I hope people are receptive to what we want to do and what we think would be fun for players to experience coming out of id Software. - senior producer Jason Kim to Shacknews
Note that nothing's in development at present - but as a rabid id Software fan, I'll keep my ears to the ground. Personally I'd like to see a full reboot of the 'Lovecraft-meets-Doom'-esque original Quake... and when I floated the idea past artistic director Tim Willits at last year's Eurogamer Expo, he certainly didn't discount it as a possibility...