Listen carefully. Go on. Listen. Really concentrate. Hear it?
The curious sound you can detect floating across the breeze is that of the world's PC hardware vendors wringing their hands with glee at today's news from id Software. You see it turns out that the House of Doom has got a brand new franchise on the way, and once again, John "Gaze upon my minimum spec and weep" Carmack is at the helm. At the moment there are no details other than the project's existence (Anyone willing to take my bet that it's an FPS? No?), but Id honcho Todd Hollenshead had this to say to GamesIndustry.biz :
(Editor's note: Damn.)More after the jump.
All joking apart, this is probably going to be good news. While id's in-house game design has made some of their big releases more impressive as extended tech demos than games in the past (Doom 3, I'm looking at you!), once that tech's been franchised out to other developers, we've often seen some fantastic results (Quake 4 and Quake Wars, take a bow, I'm now looking at you.).
More news as we get it. Until then, start fashioning weapons and collecting together supplies. It looks like we might soon be in for a repeat of the great upgrade frenzy of 2004 ...