Carmack and co could “reboot” original Quake universe

John Carmack isn’t making a new Quake, not for now at least. Nothing’s planned or on paper and no one’s greenlit a sequel. But once he’s made sure we’ve understood that, he would like to talk about where said sequel could possibly go.

Speaking to Eurogamer, the FPS father said: “We went from the Quake 2 and the Quake 4 Strogg universe. We are at least tossing around the possibilities of going back to the bizarre, mixed up Cthulhu-ish Quake 1 world and rebooting that direction.

“We think that would be a more interesting direction than doing more Strogg stuff after Quake 4.”

Reboot? Exciting. But could it actually happen? “We certainly have strong factions internally that want to go do this,” Carmack added.

“But we could do something pretty grand like that, that still tweaks the memory right in all of those ways, but is actually cohesive and plays with all of the strengths of the level we’re at right now.”

Despite this chat it’s Rage that’s on the cards next for developer id Software, with Doom 4 following afterwards.