The latest release by developers id Software, Doom, is receiving praises from all around the world. The gaming company also did well with 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. Judging by the success of the two revitalized franchise titles, it would only make sense if they brought back Quake, right? id Software’s mother company ZeniMax just posted job listings that may imply that a Quake reboot might be in our futures.
While there are a plethora of job listings on ZeniMax’s career opportunities site, a few of those positions (not all) specifically name the Quake franchise. Lead Gameplay Programmer, a Senior Physics Programmer, a Senior Lighting Artist, and an Art Supervisor are among the open positions at the Texas location that mention that id Software is looking for employees “to work as part of a development team on legendary id game properties like DOOM and QUAKE, developing custom tools and technology for the game industry’s most advanced engine technology.” This obviously does not confirm that a Quake reboot is in the works, but it does offer some speculation and a glimmer of hope that we may revisit the brutal first person shooter series.
Back in 2011, id co-founder John Carmack told Eurogamer:
“We are at least tossing around the possibilities of going back to the bizarre, mixed up Cthulhu-ish Quake 1 world and rebooting that direction.”
The first Quake title released in 1996 and can (arguably) be held accountable for pioneering modern online multiplayer first person shooters. Oh, the LAN parties. Four sequels were released after the first game, but none of the games seem to run parallel or have the same plot. Quake III: Arena had no real story at all and focused primarily on online death matches.
So, what do you think geeks? Could this be a valid reason to get excited for a possible reboot? Let us know in the comments below.