600 pre-orders for Quake 4 at QuakeCon

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600 pre-orders for Quake 4 at QuakeCon

Gamers from all over the world flock to central Texas for QuakeCon, the grandfather of all LAN gaming events. On Wednesday the general public was able to get a taste of what could be the hottest computer game of 2005 – Quake 4. We had a chance to meet up with id software and Raven Software at the event. Typically when asked questions about their game title before release, they respond with their “It will be done when it is done” answer.

However, they did tell us that they are past Alpha testing of the game and that they are done with the levels. Currently they are working on optimizations to make the game play the best right out of the box. At their booth they have been playing deathmatch and Capture the Flag (CTF) since the doors opened. The systems are currently configured for up to 12 participants in multiplayer but they could go as high as 16. id representatives stated that they are doing “a lot of work” with the networking component of the game.

There have been over 600 copies ordered at the event. That is 10-15 percent of the attendance here at the event. With each purchase the gamers are getting a Quake 4 t-shirt. We are not sure when they will receive their copy of the game but it was said it would be before Christmas. (THG)