Friday, 13 August 2010

id Tech 5 To be Kept In-House

id Software has confirmed that their latest development engine id Tech 5 will not be licensed out to any external developers or publishers.

The company was earlier this year acquired by ZeniMax Media, and the decision was subsequently made to keep the technology solely to in-house projects. id Software boss Todd Hollenshead commented:
"It's going to be used within ZeniMax, so we're not going to license it to external parties."

"It's like, look, this is a competitive advantage and we want to keep it within games we publish - not necessarily exclusively to id or id titles, but if you're going to make a game with id Tech 5 then it needs to be published by Bethesda, which I think is a fair thing."
The tech is currently being put to use in Rage; the open-world first-person shooter from id which is currently slated for a 2011 release across PS3, 360 and PC.

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