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id defined by Freud as the primal section of the human psyche; id Software, located in Mesquite, Texas, was founded in 1991. From inception to present day, id Software has relentlessly provided technical, design and artistic leadership as an independent game developer and technology provider. Transcending the games industry, ids iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers.

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QuakeCon cancels 2020 event

COVID-19 halts plans for 25th anniversary celebration

Doom Eternal: Critical Consensus

Id Software's latest shows brilliance in its bombast, but dabbles in platforming and world building with less success

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: The (Doom) Eternal cycle of crunch

Latest episode also discusses allegations against Riot in class-action lawsuit, Paradox's subscription experiment, and tossing coins to Witchers

Id Software was "crunching pretty hard most of last year" on Doom Eternal

But studio confident that four-month delay has made upcoming shooter the "best game we've ever made"

Tim Willits: Recapturing the emotional core of Doom

Saber Interactive CCO and former id Software studio director talks about building games off one awesome thing

Doom Eternal delayed to March

id Software pushes back game launch into packed Q1 "to live up to our standards of speed and polish"; Switch version postponed further

Where do you go from Doom?

Doom Eternal's Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin talk about their approach to following up the successful reboot of a seminal classic

Tim Willits joins Saber Interactive

Former id Software studio director becomes chief creative officer for World War Z developer

Bethesda missteps mar Doom re-releases

Errors result in mandatory Bethesda.net account and log-in, owners of Xbox 360 Doom and Doom II unable to re-download games

Tim Willits leaving id Software

Studio director will end his decades-long run with the company after next week's QuakeCon

Critical Consensus: Rage 2

Bethesda, id Software and Avalanche Studios team up for a potentially brilliant shooter adrift in a largely pointless open-world

id Software: Avoiding cannibalization in the post-apocalypse

Tim Willits on the role of Fallout 76 in Rage 2's pre-E3 reveal, and why id no longer uses its tech to sell its games

Bethesda calls in Just Cause studio Avalanche to co-develop Rage 2

Original developer id Software still involved, but not-so-surprise sequel will also benefit from Mad Max team

id Software opens German studio

Doom maker assembling technology development team in Frankfurt to work on "best-in-class" FPS engine

Crytek engineer joins id Software

Tiago Sousa leaves Crysis studio after ten years

Carmack: I left id because I couldn't work on VR

Founder wanted to bring Wolfenstein, Doom 4 to Oculus Rift

John Carmack resigns from id Software

Co-founder of Doom developer severs ties in order to focus full-time on Oculus VR CTO position

Former id creative director joins Oculus VR

Matt Hooper joins John Carmack to work on Oculus Rift

Carmack joins Oculus VR

id Software co-founder announced as Rift maker's new full-time CTO; id says Carmack's technical leadership at studio "unaffected"

Carmack criticises "fundamentally poor" Kinect interactions

id Software co-founder still has problems despite hardware improvements

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