A rating for an untitled project by id Software surfaced on the Australian Classification Board yesterday.
It is codenamed 'Project 2021B' and nobody seems to be entirely sure what this mysterious rating might be for. The code name is similar to 'Project 2021A' - which supposedly ended up being DOOM 3 for PSVR.
The difference with this latest listing is that it's rated 'M' for Mature, has online interactivity, and is down as a multiplatform release. Project 2021A in contrast was R18+ (the highest video game classification in Austrlaia) and the media type was a Virtual Reality game.
While there's the possibility it's another DOOM game, there's also been some speculation on sites such as ResetEra and Twitter that it might be the return of Quake, which would line up with QuakeCon this August and potentially the second game's 25th anniversary next year.
Of course, it could also be anything else related to id Software. What do you think this project might be? Leave your own thoughts in the comments down below.
[source classification.gov.au, via gamesradar.com]
A Quake Collection would be awesome and might work as a stop gap to reinvigorate the brand before launching a new sequel
Please be Gothic Quake I Reboot
Quake 2 ray tracing version
Given how frequently they re-release the DOOM games, I'm surprised how little love they show the Quake series. A collection of original games to test the waters for a new game in the series seems plausible.
If they're doing a new game I hope Trent Reznor is involved.
If it was anything substantial, then it would have been announced at the E3 event.
Considering Project 2021A was Doom 3 VR, I highly expect this to be another VR game.
I would love to see a new Quake single player campaign, the first 2 were among my favourites back in the day.
Quake 2 with path-traced effects would be fantastic. I mean, can't really call it Quake 2 RTX since RTX is Nvidia.
We know the Series X is capable of path tracing as there was a Minecraft demo that used it (when is THAT coming Microsoft?)
Though, if that's the case, I wouldn't expect 4K/60 - maybe 1080p/60fps. Path tracing is more advanced than ray tracing - in fact, that particular technique is closest to real-life behavior.
I'm not holding my breath for anything big since Eternal has been out for only a year and a half (and they're still updating it regularly), but I cannot wait for their next big project because they've been on a freaking roll lately.
In any case, I'd really like to try out the Quake games on consoles, hope they bring them over like they did with the excellent DOOM ports.
I'd be happy with Quake 4 being available for download and BC to be honest.
But a full series release and reboot like we've had with Doom, would just be awesome.
We've reached a point "New gothic quake" has the same despairing feeling emptiness as "localize Mother 3."
About damn time they showed Quake some love. 💚
@BionicDodo Quake is treated like id Soft's illegitimate child. 😤
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