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id Software Hints At Quake & Wolfenstein Reboots

Jonathan Lester
Games news, id Software, Quake, Wolfenstein

id Software Hints At Quake & Wolfenstein Reboots

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...

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Dieyoung  Jun. 21, 2011 at 09:35

I would love to see a reboot of Wolfenstein 3-D as long as it remains like the original and not like Return to Wolfenstein.

Carl Phillips  Jun. 21, 2011 at 10:04

See, I have a different view on this one. I personally enjoyed Return to Castle Wolfenstein (and its fantastic team-based multiplayer, Pappa's Tram server anyone?) back when it was released in 2001, and was incredibly disappointed by mediocre sequel we received in 2009.

If they were to recapture what made RTCW fun, and include the MP as it was (without any of the Veil ridiculousness) I would be there on the first day of release quite happily.

jabbada  Aug. 11, 2011 at 20:54

I'll second that - big fan of RTCW and couldn't stomach the latest one. Enemy Territory took up a lot of my time many years ago and I've played through RTCW many times, the story is so engaging and so much fun to play.


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