Return to Castle Wolfenstein (again)
If getting us all positively drooling at the thought of the now imminent Doom 3 wasn't enough, id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has also revealed that a sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein is now underway, at an external developer. Hollenshead made the admission in an interview with G4/Tech TV, stating "basically the sequel to that is a project that's already under works at another studio" in relation to id's franchises not being created in-house.
The CEO also reiterated what we'd already heard, namely that id's next project will be based on an entirely new game premise, marking the first departure for id from the established stalwarts of Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein. Decisions would be made concerning this new 'IP' in the coming months, Hollenshead affirmed.
"In a continuation of our successful collaboration with id Software and Activision we have started production of a new full game based on the cutting-edge Doom 3 engine," a job ad at UK developer Splash Damage tantalisingly reads. "We are looking for High-Poly 3D Modellers, a Texture Artist and a Level Designer to join us as full-time salaried staff with excellent benefits at our offices in London, England," which perhaps hints that as before Splash Damage might once again be dabbling in the development of id's Wolfenstein.
More as we get it.