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14 Years of Quake Engine: The Famous Games with id Technology

On the 22nd of June, id Software's Quake Engine had its 14th birthday. Because of this PC Games Hardware gathered a collection of games based on the different versions of the id Tech Engine.

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Cajun Chicken2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

I'm hoping that Id still release the source code of Id Tech 4 for free in the future just as they did with the previous engines. With Brink coming out soon there's no sign of that just yet, but I seriously can't wait to see what the community do with the free power of the Doom 3 engine as they did with the Quake 3, Quake 2, Quake 1 and Doom engines. Imagine what people could do with that kind of power behind Doom 3, Quake 4 and Prey.

Lets hope Id have made a deal with Bethesda to distribute the source code of the engines after a certain time.

Letros2704d ago

Tech 4 will go open source when Rage is released.

Cajun Chicken2704d ago

Won't that be a bit too soon after Brink which runs on Tech 3? I just think that Splash Damage might be a bit annoyed that their engine for Brink will be open source a couple of years after release.

Letros2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

Fairly sure Brink runs on Tech 4, Enemy Territory Quake Wars was on Tech 4...

As for too soon, http://www.gamedev.net/comm...

The plan is to release it after Rage, but with Id not being independent anymore, who knows...

Cajun Chicken2704d ago

My mistake, wrong number key. I meant Tech 4, Doom 3 engine.

Cajun Chicken2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

Delete.