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ACTIVISION To Publish New ID Software Games

by Thomas on Sept. 10, 2001 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT

Long-time Associates Announce Development of QUAKE IV And An All-New Game.. Check out pressrelease below..

ACTIVISION TO PUBLISH TWO NEW ID SOFTWARE GAMES

Long-time Associates Announce Development of QUAKE IV And An All-New Game

Building on its tradition of bringing triple-A titles to the PC, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced that it will publish two new id Software games – QUAKE IV™ and a new as yet untitled game.

ACTIVISION TO PUBLISH TWO NEW ID SOFTWARE GAMES Long-time Associates Announce Development of QUAKE IV And An All-New Game Building on its tradition of bringing triple-A titles to the PC, Activision, Inc. announced that it will publish two new id Software games – QUAKE IV™ and a new as yet untitled game. “id Software and Activision have enjoyed a tremendous partnership on some of the best-selling and most celebrated action games of all time,” said Larry Goldberg, vice president, worldwide studios, Activision. “We look forward to continuing this relationship and working closely with id on QUAKE IV and the new franchise. The best is yet to come.”

QUAKE IV is in development by Raven Software and marks a return to id Software’s trademark single-player gameplay experience set in the QUAKE IITM universe, one of the best selling franchises in PC gaming history. QUAKE IV will use id Software’s advanced new DOOM game engine.

“We are thrilled to be working with Raven, Nerve and Activision on these exciting new titles,” Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software said. “Raven and Nerve are two of the most talented teams in the industry and we look forward to continuing our tradition of killer games with them on Quake IV and our new franchise.”

The new unnamed franchise is based on an original design by id Software and is being developed by Nerve Software, a new development company based in Mesquite, TX. The company was co-founded by Brandon James, a level designer at id Software on QUAKE II and QUAKE III Arena.

About id Software

id – Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth – has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D®, DOOM®, DOOM II™, QUAKE® and QUAKE II™. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id’s games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action titles, QUAKE III Arena™ and QUAKE III: Team Arena™. id’s advanced QUAKE III Arena engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games with both single and multiplayer technology. Check out more about id Software .

About Activision

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $620 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site.

 

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