Recently at Quakecon, rumors were abound about a a new game in development, and many thought it would be Quake 5.
However, it won't be a new Quake game, or even an id game at all. Rise of the Triad is getting a reboot after it was originally released in 1995...
There aren't a lot of details surrounding this release at the moment, however what we do know is very exciting news. Rise of the Triad is being developed by Interceptor Entertainment, a fresh face in the gaming world.
However, old time publisher Apogee Software is making a comeback with ROTT as well. Instead of using an id Tech engine as they did the first time around, ROTT will utilize Unreal Engine 3. Thus, we can expect high-quality visuals balanced with excellent performance. Basically, low-end rigs will run it, and high-end rigs will have a hard time keeping up.
As far as the game goes, many aspects from the original are returning for long-time fans. The Excalibat, for one, will be making a return. Newcomers needn't worry though, as the game will be catered to them.
Being a PC only game, it will be released through Steam, and Apogee has noted that Quarter 4 of 2012 is the target release period. Featuring online and offline singleplayer, as well as multiplayer, this is certainly a title to look forward to if you've had enough of Call of Duty, or just want an extremely gory and fun shooter.
Mods will be supported through the use of Steam's Workshop, as well as custom level designs. Original players will also be delighted to know that the multiplayer maps are being designed around the original maps, and there will be an option to use the original soundtrack in-game as well.
All in all, Rise of the Triad should be on everyone's list for this holiday season, as this certainly won't be a title to miss. Seriously, who wouldn't want to play multiplayer while the effects of Shrooms are simulated on your character? Feel free to leave comments regarding the game below, as well as any specific questions you may have regarding features being implemented.
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