Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Id Software and Bethesda Join Forces!

For those of you who haven't heard, or aren't very good at reading titles, Id Software and Bethesda have just joined forces this morning. Well, not exactly, Id was aquired by Zenimax Media, the company that also owns Bethesda.

John Carmack, the co-founder of Id had this to say:
"The teams are very much separate, There is a lot of mutual respect there. There's going to be a lot of communication and cross-pollination. I doubt there's going to be any technology shifts between the two companies, but there's certainly going to be cooperation. And I wouldn't be shocked to see some hints of different things crossing over in different ways. That's just the kind of stuff when you have lots of people who think everybody is working on cool stuff together."

So, will we eventually see a Fallout or Elder Scrolls game running on the, quite amazing, RAGE engine? Probobly not anytime soon, but it sounds like it's still possible in the future. Bethesda has always focused on gameplay before graphics, and makes huge open worlds. Id has always made kickass games, but they're always very liner and focused. I think it'd be interesting to see what comes out of a collaboration between the two companies. I'm hoping for a big open-world action RPG based on Doom. I guess we'll just have to wait and find out.

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