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."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.
"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."