As QuakeCon, the annual gaming event and massive LAN party hosted by id Software is going to hit, the question is: What Should Linux Gamers Expect From QuakeCon 2011?
...is about to get started in Dallas, Texas and run through Sunday. At this free public event, there's usually a variety of interesting announcements made, some of which can impact Linux gamers.
Among the open-source and Linux related announcements made in past years include:open-sourcing Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and RTCW (last year), releasing the source-code to Quake III (2005), and various open-source remarks by John Carmack (founder of id Software) over the years.
What we're hopeful seeing this year is potentially the release of the Quake 4 / id Tech 4 source-code. John Carmack has previously said the id Tech 4 engine source code would be released upon the arrival of the Rage game. Rage is set to be released in October and it's the inaugural title for id Tech 5. Based upon previous source drops announced during QuakeCon, it's very well possible that the id Tech 4 announcement will come this year. If it does, chances are it will be today during John Carmack's annual keynote that is happening in just a few hours (14:30 CST).
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