Can you imagine PSW's surprise? "It will be done when it's done." That's what PSW were told when they asked the powers that be in Activision's office for a release date for id Software's badass multiplayer shooter, Quake Wars. That, it seems has and always will be the id mantra.
And you can't fault them for that because it's a good one to have, and when the Doom creator's games do ship, they head straight to the upper echelons of gaming greatness. Yes, you're not sure when you're going to get it, but when you do, you ruddy well know it will blow a hole in your pants.
Still, PSW got to take id's latest creation for a whirl around the battlefieldt they were impressed. A lot.
BLG writes, "Alongside the Wolfenstein and DOOM franchises, there are the Quake games. Known for fast-paced and insane multiplayer deathmatch action, there was a time Quake was best known for its single-player design.
That all changed as time passed (i.e., after Quake 3 Arena). Multiplayer deathmatches were never the same.
As other FPS games leaned more into improved narrative and storytelling, id Software delivered a genre-defining multiplayer experience.
Ben takes a look at what we can expect from Quake 5 in light of the recent buzz of activity at id Software recently. Hopeful at best but some serious food for thought.
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