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id creates third dedicated development team

Bethesda buyout results in additional resources and an extra team for a new unannounced game

As a result of last week's buyout by Bethesda parent company ZeniMax, id Software will be creating a third team specifically to work on an unannounced new project.

"They have a team working on RAGE, which will be published by EA next year, and they have a second team working on DOOM 4," Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines told TechRadar.

"They'd like to start building up a full third team and, as a result of this deal, they'll be able to do that more quickly than they could have previously with the additional resources they have to work with now."

On the subject of other new projects that could arise as a result of the deal, Hines replied he expected id will keep doing what they've always been known for - high-end first-person shooters.

ZeniMax Media, the company behind Fallout and Oblivion, acquired id Software last week. John Carmack later explained the key attraction of the deal for id was the opportunity to become a publisher and no longer battle for marketing budgets.

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