Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Harrisburg, PA 09/18

Regularly scheduled events

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."

Email Digg Facebook Twitter   Share More    


 

  
   Current Headlines
ARK: Survival Evolved Sells 1M; Adds Mod Support
IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad Patch, Battle of Moscow Early Access
Infinium Strike Demo
Breach & Clear: DEADline This Month
Zuma's Revenge On the House on Origin
It Came From E3; Part Seven
On Sale
Evening Interviews
Evening Consolidation
Evening Mobilization
Evening Metaverse
Evening Tech Bits
etc., etc.
Into the Black
Defect Demo
No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
F1 2015 Specs
MechWarrior Online Patched
Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords Video Diary
METAL GEAR SOLID: THE PHANTOM PAIN Trailer
  

 



footer

Blue's News logo