Former Infinity Ward heads to talk at QuakeCon 2010

Bethesda Softworks and idSoftware have announced the presentation and panel line up for for QuakCon 2010 today. It features the expected guests, including a keynote from id genius John Carmack, as well as presentation showing off the upcoming Rage and Splash Damage’s Brink.

But surprisingly, and perhaps somewhat curious, is that a slew of folks from Respawn Entertainment — the studio from the ashes of the “Great Infinity Ward Fallout of 2011” — will be on hand to speak. Studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella will be on hand to chat about “Building Blockbusters,” with another former Infinity Ward developer, Todd Alderman speaking on “The World of Design” panel.

Whether or not the Respawn folks will drop hints about its next title, being published by Electronic Arts, remains to be seen. Maybe they’re just big id Software fans, and were just going to come to QuakeCon to hang out anyhow. Sounds like a good idea, actually. QuakeCon 2010 takes place in Dallas, Texas from August 12 through August 15. The full panel listing, as provided by Bethesda, can be found after the jump.

QuakeCon 2010 Panel and Presentation Lineup



‘The World of Design’ Panel

12.30pm in the Cortez Room

Joel Burgess, Bethesda Game Studios

Matt Hooper, id Software

Neil Alphonso, Splash Damage

Todd Alderman, Respawn Entertainment


QuakeCon Kick Off

2:30pm in the Grand Ballroom

Todd Hollenshead will welcome attendees to QuakeCon 2010



2:30pm in the Grand Ballroom

John Carmack’s Annual Keynote address to QuakeCon attendees


“Rocket Talk”

5:30pm in the Grand Ballroom

John Carmack and Richard Garriott share their passion for Rockets and space travel in this special QuakeCon presentation



‘Building Blockbusters’ Panel

11:00am in the Grand Ballroom

Jason West, Respawn Entertainment

Tim Willits, id Software

Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios

Vince Zampella, Respawn Entertainment


‘Building Immersive Worlds and Stories’ Panel

1:00pm in the Cortez Room

Chris Rhinehart from Human Head

Emil Pagliarulo from Bethesda Game Studios

Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios

Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios


Special RAGE Presentation

 2:00pm in the Grand Ballroom

Tim Willits and Matt Hooper Present RAGE


‘Let There Be Sound’ Panel

4:00pm in the Cortez Room

Chris Sweetman, Splash Damage

Christian Antkow, id Software

Mark Lampert, Bethesda Game Studios

Zack Quarles, id Software


‘The Art of the Game’ Panel

4:00pm in the Cortez Room

Matt Carofano, Bethesda Game Studios

Olivier Leonardi, Splash Damage

Stephan Martine, id Software

Viktor Antonov, Arkane Studios



Special Brink Presentation

11:00am in the Grand Ballroom

Paul Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage and Game Director of Brink will be on hand to share a presentation of the game with QuakeCon attendees.

Nick Chester