The lights are on
Attendees at id Software's annual QuakeCon will get an exclusive first-look at the company's upcoming Doom game.
Parent company Bethesda Softworks just published a schedule of special events for QuakeCon 2014, and the highlight appears to be a look at Doom 4 (or whatever the game ends up being called). Bethesda has said that the reveal will be exclusive to QuakeCon and not shown at other video game events.
The Doom reveal will take place on the Ventrilo main stage at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. It will occur on the first night of QuakeCon, Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time.
If you're in the area, you'll have an opportunity to catch a special panel moderated by Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner. He'll be hosting the "Designing a Perfect Game" session with Chris Kluwe (former NFL punter, author), Rick Malambri (Step Up 3D, Twitch streamer), and Matt Grandstaff (global community lead at Bethesda). Together, this group collaborate on a design concept for a game that will be judged by Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth).
After the panel, attendees will have their chance to critique the game design and even offer reviews. If you'd like to attend, be sure to get there early, as the first 1,500 attendees will receive a Bethesda t-shirt. The panel takes place at 5:00 p.m. Central on Saturday, July 19. Can't be there in person? Be sure to check out the Twitch stream of this (and the other panels) at twitch.tv/Bethesda.
Other special events at QuakeCon include a special "portfolio review" with id Software art director Hugo Martin, Elder Scrolls Online tournaments, an episode of Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley, and a Magic the Gathering tournament. Tournaments will be streamed at twitch.tv/QuakeCon
It will be interesting to see if these supposedly leaked images from Doom 4 were real or not. Here's the full schedule of the event:
Thursday, July 17thThe Elder Scrolls Online PvP Tournament12:00pm – 1:00pm | Streaming Live from the Bethesda Booth via Twitch.tv/Bethesda
Hugo Martin’s Portfolio Reviews12:00pm – 2:00pm | id Software BoothHugo Martin, Art Director | id Software
The Elder Scrolls Online Trials Tournament1:30pm – 2:30pm | Bethesda Booth
Annual QuakeCon Welcome & Attendee Exclusive DOOM Reveal6:00pm | QuakeCon Attendee Exclusive | Ventrilo Main Stage
Friday, July 18thThe Elder Scrolls Online PvP Tournament
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Streaming Live from the Bethesda Booth via Twitch.tv/Bethesda
The Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley1:30pm – 2:30pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage via Twitch.tv/Bethesda
The Future of The Elder Scrolls Online5:00pm – 7:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage via Twitch.tv/BethesdaZeniMax Online Studios panelists include: Matt Firor, Game Director | Paul Sage, Creative Director | Jared Carr, Art Director | Rich Lambert, Lead Designer | Brian Wheeler, Lead PvP Designer | Nick Konkle, Lead Gameplay Designer | Jesse McIntyre, Lead ProgrammerModerated by Jessica Folsom, Community Manager
Friday Night Magic Tournament and 2015 Magic the Gathering Core Set Release Party7:00pm – 11.30pm | Table Top Village
Master Pancake9:000pm – 11:30pm | Ventrilo Main Stage
Saturday, July 19thPC Perspective Hardware Workshop
12:00pm – 2:00pm | Ventrilo Main Stage
The Elder Scrolls Online PvP Tournament12:00pm – 1:00pm | Streaming Live from the Bethesda Booth via Twitch.tv/Bethesda
The Elder Scrolls Online Trials Championship1:30pm – 2:30pm | Bethesda Booth
Ticket to Ride Tournament2:00pm | Table Top Village
Designing the Perfect Game5:00pm – 6:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main StagePanelists include: Feargus Urquhart, CEO at Obsidian Entertainment | Chris Kluwe, former NFL punter, co-author of Genesis: Prime, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies | Rick Malambri, actor Step Up 3D, Twitch.TV streamer | Matt Grandstaff, Global Community Lead at BethesdaModerated by Andrew Reiner, executive editor at Game Informer Magazine, co-author of Genesis: Prime
Tournament Finals Party!8:30pm | Ventrilo Main Stage
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