Todd Hollenshead has walked from id Software, Bethesda has confirmed.
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The original Doom 3 is back on Steam.
Update: When contacted about this, a Bethesda rep offered the following reply:
id Software is to release the source code for its 2004 shooter Doom 3 to the public later this year, technical director John Carmack has announced.
Admist all the E3 hype and fluff, Microsoft snuck out the latest of its Backward Compatibility updates, with some of the very best Xbox games ever made now fully compatible with the Xbox 360.
Id Software's Todd Hollenshead has revealed that the Quake and Doom creator is working on a new gaming franchise, powered by a brand new engine from developer John Carmack, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting.
Those of you thinking about buying the Doom film on DVD might have heard that there's going to be a demo of the Xbox version of Doom III on it. Unfortunately, Activision UK just confirmed that that only applies to the US "Unrated Extended Edition DVD" and not the one you'll be able to buy over here. Dang.
Going to Mars? Don't bother taking any cheese. Judging by the recently released trailer for the DOOM movie, which is available download now as a High Definition video, there's plenty to go around.
Of course, we've no idea whether the film will be good or bad. We have suspicions, but they're mainly to do with the lack of fountains of Hellish gore in the trailer. If the full film has Hell, lots of big scary demons that don't look at all like men-in-suits-with-four-buglike-eyes-QUICK-RUN and, dunno, they fire half the cast, it might be brilliant.
It's definitely more DOOM III than the others though - heck, it looks like they only have one flashlight, for a start. Heck I tells ya. Take a look anyway. It'll give you something to talk about in the pub, and then back away from occasionally reloading your glass.
This year's QuakeCon has already thrown-up some juicy information before it's even started, with DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil being confirmed as coming to the Xbox.
The expansion pack was previously rumoured to be coming to Microsoft's console later this year, although Activision was saving an official announcement for its annual id Software driven event.
Unlike the PC version, Xbox owners won't require the original DOOM 3 disc to play Resurrection of Evil, which hosts a wealth of new single-player levels, weapons and monsters. We thought it was well worth the money when the PC iteration was released earlier this year, so expect more information on a launch date as soon as Activision confirms one for us.
A new trailer for the forthcoming Doom movie is now available to view on US website IGN.
You can also watch a Comic-Con panel discussion with the stars and producers, and find out what The Rock's nickname really means.
The Doom movie begins with Sarge (The Rock) leading his team to a Martian research facility where scientists have just identified the remaining 10 per cent of the human genome, with results that aren't really that hilarious. When it all kicks off and corpses start turning up left right and centre, it's down to John Grimm (Karl Urban) to save the day.