From CVG: Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks has acquired id Software, it's announced. We're not joking.
This was on Major Nelson Twitter this morning...Good News.
Thats so crazy, a huge deal for Bethesda. They now own Doom, Quake, Woldenstein and Rage.
Isn't Wolfenstien owned by ActiBlizz now? I mean they are releasing the new one... But i agree this is huge! EDIT: My bad i now read that it is being co-developed by Raven Software, id and a bunch of other studios...
Yea the are developing and Activision is just the publisher.
Bethesda doesn't own id. They're just under the same branch and share the same developmental space. ZeniMax owns id and Bethesda. Bethesda can't buy out id.
omgf, WTF? CRAP.
wow never saw that one coming. Sounds like id Software itself hasn't changed much though.
Gaming has just taken 8 steps backwards. An open-world doom filled with glitches, can't wait.
......... Edit:... ok this doesnt sound too bad .. id is going to work under bathesda with carmack leading the team ... they've all signed long term contracts and are still set to release rage ... this is good... hopefully someone will help id get their straight up 1 dimensional shooting gameplay sorted... they need to venture out and try new things in the fps genre... and rage definitely seems like one of those new thing ... i'm glad that rage is still on
id Software is crap nowadays. Money badly spent in my opinion. They should've bought one of those amazing smaller independent gaming studios.
didnt see this one coming.
"id Software is crap nowadays." Based upon what? Rage looks amazing, no doubt the new Doom will to. Even if your not a fan of their games, their technical know how is second to none.
I think they are trying to become publishers. So now it looks like they are going to put out Rage, Doom 4, Wet, Fallout: New Vegas. This is good because I think we need more publishers since Atari and Midway are going out of business.
Yeah, like a couple years ago when the id Engine in Quake 4 was bar-none at the time. Now their time has lapsed and for what?
i thought Microsoft owned iD
"id Software is crap nowadays. Money badly spent in my opinion. They should've bought one of those amazing smaller independent gaming studios." I got 3 words for you: JOHN F**KING CARMACK! Please enlighten us with your genius take on ID being a crap? Last I checked there is a convention still called Quakecon for Quake, they own thier own engine called Rage, they are putting out 2 games next year, not to mention the royalty they will receive for Wolfenstein. Please drop some knowledge and let us all understand the money pit that is Id software. Edit: not to mention the money they are making by releasing the original doom on XBLA, Iphone etc. Doom 2 coming soon to XBLA.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo oo!!!!! It's Fallout all over again! :o(
Huh. I have enjoyed Bethesda since Daggerfall back in 1997. But I am a little nervous about what they will do to the DOOM series. But on the bright side - maybe they will bring Hexen and Heretic back?
id hasn't released anything lately, except that crap of Enemy Territory (Quake Wars). Rage is a myth, and nowhere close to a real product. Looks like they ran out of money if you ask me (who would, though?). Kind of interesting, if that EA-Rage deal was so great, why sell the company to Bethesda? That's a rescue plan, nothing else.
You guys are idiots. Nothing has changed. Bethesda saw the biggest opportunity in the world and took it before EA and Activision could sink their teeth into it. Bethesda doesn't want to change a thing and signed all of them to long term contracts as well as kept the same core together. ID now has the capitol to finish what they started and Bethesda and id will soak up the profits. Bethesda is still making RPG's and id is still making FPS's. This is SUPER NEWS when two great developers merge. That's like hearing UbiSoft and Capcom are joining forces or Naughty Dog and BioWare making a game. That means RAGE, DOOM 4, and DUKE NUKEM FOREVER is still gonna happen
Greatest opportunity in the world is among other things dependent on how much Bethesda paid for id....
I expect to see a Fallout-like Doom. Can you imagine exploring a Futuristic Hell on earth like we did in Fallout?
You obviously never been to New York. :D
Long as I get another Doom.
that is all...
Do you people know the difference between a publisher and a developer? Id isn't going to make Fallout: Doom! You dumb twats. Bethesda is going to just take the PS3, 360 and PC versions of what ever games Id makes and annouce a release date. Then they will get the code approved by the ESRB and through Sony and Microsoft. Then they will buy commercials to PROMOTE the game. Then they will release the game on fancy copies of discs which we will spend 50-90 bucks on. Then Bethesda will pop the champaine and start whiping there butts with 100 dolla bills! And maybe give John Carmack a Bently.
This title is slightly missleading, ZeniMax Media bought ID not Bethesda (slight difference). For those waiting for open world doom or another Fallout3 (which I personaly think as a great game (loved oblivion, loved fallout so double love for TES: Fallout3)) ID is still the developer for Doom, rage and their other titles. So theyll be as "ID" as they can be. Although openworld doom even with glitches sounds a lot better than badly made half life clone with flashlight tag and no balls what so ever aka Doom3.
Hopefully this makes their games better! To me games made by iD are the ultimate in nerdism. They have good concepts, but lack character! Their games have never been appealing to me.
this sucks for ps3 owners
How do you figure?
because bethesda doesnt always support the ps3 as they do the 360 and pc like the oblivion dlc and almost the fallout dlc
Ha, I guess someone didnt read the article. Bethesda wont be absorbing id or anything, essentially they're still separate, just under the same parent company. Sucks to be illiterate.
Well it's just happen that Oblivion was better on the PS3 & we also got the two expansions, same about Fallout 3 DLCs... You fail.
"this sucks for ps3 owners" If Doom or Quake was to be announce to consoles it would more likely be for 360 only. In the hands of Bethesda those titles have a better chance of going multi-console so as far as i'm concern i'm actually gaining something for my PS3.
You are a moron.bethesda is owned by ZeniMax media AKA Take 2
Actually, Bethesda made sure that the exclusives on the 360 were timed exclusives only. PS3 owners got an extremely well-done port of Oblivion and all of its DLC and will be getting all of the Fallout 3 DLC this Holiday season. I don't like timed exclusives, but I prefer that to just exclusive titles.
The PS3's Success doesn't depend on this third parties games so why would it suck for PS3 owners?
because of the PS3's launch date. It was intended to be released at the same time. The majority of companies will release multiplat. Costs are too high for many to do otherwise.
"If Doom or Quake was to be announce to consoles it would more likely be for 360 only." Not really. http://www.tomsguide.com/us... Despite his comments on how complicated the PS3 is, he loves the fact that Sony came prepared by getting that BD drive on the machine. Now if the 360 had a next-gen disc drive(whether HD-DVD or Blu-Ray) then your comment would stand.
Now we'll be getting more content at better quality and on time....our wallets are going to implode =( /jk On a serious note - this doesn't surprise me...Bathesda (ZeniMax) have grown substantialy in the past few years and by taking id under their wind, id will probably gain more momentum (haven't felt them like i used to back in the day) Good news =) if john is happy, i r happy ^-^
Where do you get this info from? Post a credible link.... As far as I've found - Take Two has no official affiliation with ZeniMax Media.
so if ps3 owners want to hate, hate on take two. Also, bethesda and id games are pc games, the console versions are just functional ports. You may as well be playing doom on nintendo 64 or something.
How the hell did Bethesda buy the father of FPS gaming?
"Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has just announced its acquisition of well-known video game developer id Software (DoomM, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D)." the title is completely false. http://www.shacknews.com/on...
It surprises me slightly because this time last year Take2 was close to being purchased by EA.. and now it seems they are doing well enough to buy out devs themselves. They must have made a nice profit from GTA4 ;)
WOW!!!! Sudden and unexpected!!!! Can't wait to see what they do to id titles from now on... I like the photo Kotaku posted of a mash-up between Doom and Fallout... Hehe.... Again this is sudden!!!!
Agreed. This wasn't even rumored or speculated. It just happened.
Wowa! That's a big surprise! Go Bethesda I guess!
i'm in shock. this was so unexpected :(
Shouldn't it be the other way around?
WTF?? Hope they still let id run their own show. Edit: "In an interview with Kotaku, id co-founder John Carmack, id CEO Todd Hollenshead and ZeniMax CEO Robert Altman said the purchase will change none of the principles or principals of id and Bethesda but will allow id to grow like it never has before." phew....
made with RAGE?
Rockstar's engine is called Rage. Rage is the title of id's new game. id's game Rage is being built with id Tech 5.
lol ... nice
"CSM will not be held responsible for smoking too much and not thinking about what he is saying."
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! WHY GOD WHY!!!?!?!
Ha, just what I thought upon seeing the headline. Although if you read the quotes/article it's shaping up to be a big plus for id fans.
this isn't so bad. id's biggest problem was they stayed relatively small while the rest of the developers grew to massive 200 man teams working on a single game. that same 'problem' is also why they are probably still around. as attractive as a small team is for creativity etc. games just take too much man power these days to develop for. maybe this is the best outcome given the alternatives right now.
about 2000 more colleagues, have you seen some of the comments on this site? You'll need an army. You're late to the party and outnumbered, bro. :)
Awesome news, it sounds like the fine people at bethesda are enjoying their money by expanding....a lot. This is nothing but good news for ps3 owners because I can promise you that the bethesda people have a better grip on the system than ID. plus rage can now have the budget that something so ambitious deserves.
wow, thats big.
correct me if i am wrong, but i heard it was zenimax that bought ID, i think there is a big difference between that and Bethesda owning ID. Its like saying bungie bought turn10, instead of MS bought T10 ( just an example ) I thought Zenimax owned Bethesda ? correct me if i am wrong...
Well bungie is separated from MS now.
This is from the article. "ZeniMax, the parent company of Bethesda, has confirmed it's completed the acquisition of the veteran Doom and Quake developer, as well as its upcoming FPS, RAGE." So yeah you're right about ZeniMax :)
@Steven Colbert yes i know that, as i stated it was just an example. ok, let me update it then... its like Lionhead buying Turn10, anyway you know what i am trying to say. and thanks to the other guy for confirming what i thought. Its not such a shock to the system when you look at it properly.
WTF ! i never knew this was going on ! FALLOUT DOOM ! :D