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.
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.
Tech 4 will go open source when Rage is released.
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.
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...
My mistake, wrong number key. I meant Tech 4, Doom 3 engine.
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