Another 'Quake' Game In The Works After 'Doom's' Success? Bethesda, id Software Are Hiring Developers

By V Doctor , Updated May 27, 2016 09:40 AM EDT
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There are rumors that a new "Quake" is being projected after the massive success of "Doom" 2016. Bethesda and id Software are allegedly hiring developers to work on the new version of the first-person shooter.

"Doom" recently launched on May 13, 2016 and was widely received by gamers around the world. The positive feedback from fans may have spurred the two studios to come up with a reboot of another classic game in its franchise - "Quake."

OnlySP noted that there are a number of job listings on the career website of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda and id Software. The studios are reportedly looking for game programmers who will work in a development team on legendary id game properties, namely "Doom" and "Quake."

The job listing is looking for a Senior Physics Programmer to develop physics and simulation technology for the game industry's most advanced engine technology. Other potential positions include a Senior Tools Programmer, Open Engine Programmer and Audio Programmer.

The posting hints that the studios are aiming to work on the two titles. Considering that both "Doom" and "Quake" were mentioned, it is possible that the programmers may come in to work on tweaks and updates in the recently launched main title, or help in the development of expansion titles. As for "Quake," the classic title may also receive the reboot treatment, although many expect Bethesda and id Software to capitalize on the current popularity of "Doom" before moving on to other projects.

According to SegmentNext, the original "Doom" game was released in 1993, while "Doom 3" was released in 2004. The original "Quake" was released in 1996, which means that 2006 could be a good time to launch a reboot, in celebration of the franchise's 20th anniversary. The last "Quake" game was "Enemy Territory: Quake Wars," which launched in 2007, so it has almost been a decade since a new title from the franchise was released. Bethesda previously mentioned that it will conduct several tournaments showcasing older arena shooter games during the annual Quakecon.

GameRant wrote that aside from the two big titles, the two studios may have plans for other familiar titles like "Wolfenstein" and "RAGE." Bethesda director and executive producer Todd Howard announced that the company has three huge projects that will arrive in the near future.

More updates and details on the Bethesda and id Software projects are expected at E3 2016. "Doom" is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

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