id Software's game plans

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 14 2007 @ 07:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Firingsquad has a roundup of some of the game plans id Software announced at this year's QuakeCon:
Quake Zero and New Quake Game
Up to this point, id Software has remained small with only one internal development team of about 30 or so people on board at any one time. Now id is actually expanding extensively for the first time as it grows its staff to create a second dev internal team. Hollenshead told us that while a few people already at id will be moved to the second team, they will be hiring new people as well. And what will that second team be doing? Well, how about a free version of Quake 3 Arena? According to Willits, id's master programmer John Carmack will be creating a web browser interface that will allow people to basically download and play the game from any computer. "You set up the servers and the config and stuff, then launch the web browser and you're playing," Willits told us. Hollenshead added that the game will have some kind of advertiser support although it's pretty vague as to how that will work..
Check it out over here.

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