OMG, exactly how you read it folks…Doom 3 was just a warm-up!!
A warm-up for the best FPS game ever created. Raven & idSoftware has finally leaked out some info about the long-awaited for, QUAKE IV
. It uses the Doom 3 engine, with most of the effort was put into the single-player mode. The developers believe that not much work needs to be done on the multiplayer part of the game other than ‘fine-tuning’ it.
Jim Hughes, lead designer says, "Quake IV is all about being part of an epic sci-fi battle field with fast-paced explosive action. We’re using the Doom 3 tech, so you know that we’ll deliver an amazing experience, with both stunning visuals and heart-pounding, intense gameplay."
It’ll basically pick up where Q2 left off for single-player mode, while the experience in multiplayer mode is similar to that of Q3…so in a way, QIV is a sequel to both Q2 & Q3.
According to the article I read, there’ll also be new weapons & creatures added to the game. There’s only one concern though, the Doom 3 engine can only handle displaying about 5 highly detailed enemies on the screen at once, which is not suitable for a fast-paced FPS game like Q4. id Software, however, assures that this will only be a true successor to the Quake series & its fans won’t be disappointed. OMG, this is a game that’s more important than Doom 3, Half-Life 2, Unreal Tournament 2006, Halo 2 & Counter Strike 3000 (if there’ll ever be one, lol), so they better get it right. Oh, it's believed that the game will be released sometime in 2005.