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ZeniMax Buys id Software

Kotaku has the surprising news that id Software has been acquired by ZeniMax, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks (thanks nin). They have interview quotes from id CEO Todd Hollenshead and ZeniMax CEO Robert Altman indicating that this will not change any of the core principles of either company, nor will it impact publishing arrangements already in place for future id projects, though word is ZeniMax is now the publisher of id's upcoming DOOM game. "We're really getting kind of tired competing with our own publishers in terms of how our titles will be featured," says id Technical Director John Carmack. "And we've really gotten more IPs than we've been able to take advantage of. And working with other companies hasn't been working out as spectacularly as it could. So the idea of actually becoming a publisher and merging Bethesda and ZeniMax on there [is ideal.] It would be hard to imagine a more complementary relationship. They are triple A, top-of-the-line in what they do in the RPGs. And they have no overlap with all the things we do in the FPSes."

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67. Re: ZeniMax Buys id Software! Jun 24, 2009, 20:29 Ventura
 
Obviously not a popular decision with everyone, but those complaining don't seem to play the game anymore anyways, so fuck em

And whose fault is that?

I wager the majority of those who bought but are not playing the game anymore won't be returning for the sequel. I know I'm definitely in that boat.

"Fuck em" all you like, but pissing off a percentage of your customers can't be good for business.

What split community? The game isn't even out yet. This is speculation

Speculation? It's two games. Unless you can play on any server with either game, it's going to split the community. This isn't that hard to grasp.

L4D campaign style does not lend itself to quick creation of new official campaigns

And yet, they can pump out a sequel in record time. That bit's not really consistant with your theory. Just a little
 
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