id Software Acquired By Zenimax Media

id Software Zenimax Media Acquisition

Zenimax Media announced today that they acquired id Software.  You may have already heard of Zenimax Media’s other very popular game publisher Bethesda Softworks, who created Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.  This merger will put some strong titles in Zenimax Media’s library with the addition of the DOOM, QUAKE, and Wolfenstein games, as well as id Software’s upcoming RAGE.

The day to day operations at id Software will continue under its original founder’s guide, John Carmack.  It should also be noted that all of the principals have signed long-term employment contracts which will ensure they’ll continue their roles developing games at the studio.  John Carmack had the following to say about the acquisition:

“This puts id Software in a wonderful position going forward.  We will now be able to grow and extend all of our franchises under one roof, leveraging our capabilities across multiple teams while enabling forward looking research to be done in the service of all of them.  We will be bigger and stronger, as we recruit the best talent to help us build the landmark games of the future.  As trite as it may be for me to say that I am extremely pleased and excited about this deal, I am.”

This seems to be fantastic news for both Zenimax & id Software.  Both companies will receive tremendous benefits from this union.  As great as id Software’s games were, with the backing of Zenimax, those titles will certainly be mind-blowing.

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