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id Software, meet your new father; Bethesda Softworks

Submitted by on Wednesday, 24 June 20094 Comments

Fallout DoomThere’s no doubt about it. We love our post apocalyptic and alien monsters just as much as the rest of you. That’s why we are pleased to hear that the creators of Fallout 3 and the upcoming Brink, Bethesda, have purchased id Software who are most known for the creation of Doom and Quake.

From the sound of things, it looks like this merger will be beneficial to those that matter most; the gamers. Not much is going to change in terms of employment or upcoming releases committed to other publishers. So what exactly is going to change you ask?

The primary advantage, according to Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software, is that the company “will now have financial and business resources to support the future growth of id Software, a huge advantage which will result in more and even better games for our fans.”

That sounds excellent to us. How does Bethesda feel on the merger of these two software giants?

“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.”

It looks like it will be a win-win-win situation for Bethesda, id Software, and us gamers. We can’t wait to see what games will come out of this new alliance. What do you think of the deal? Is it a good or bad move? Let us know in the comments.