Did the Indiana Jones trailer tease a new Quake game coming soon?

By FileTrekker a month ago, last updated a month ago

Blink, and you might have missed it, but an interesting detail in the latest Indiana Jones trailer hints at the possibility of a new Quake game is on the way, and it lines up with existing rumours that a long-awaited sequel to the classic shooters might be on the way.

The tease appears to have been written on a whiteboard, where the letters "QUAKE 6" can be seen, although with the Q and the U cut off - with what looks very much like the Quake logo doodled below it. It was on screen for only a short period, but it very clearly looks like a hint at something Quake-related.

MachineGames, id Software, nor Bethesda have commented on the tease so far, which may add further fuel to the fire if the doodle was simply an innocent Easter Egg. Presumably, the idea was to get people talking, and it certainly seems to have done the job. Very little appears in PR material by mistake these days, so you can be sure this teaser was buried in there to be "found."

You can find the teaser in the Developer Direct video above, at around the 44:42 minute mark. The teaser seems to back up rumours of Quake 6 being in production that have been circling for quite a few years now. Some years ago, XboxEra's Shpeshal Nick stated that a reboot was in development that would include single-player and multiplayer modes and would feature a "female protagonist."

MachineGames have also worked on id Software IP in the past, with Wolfenstein: The New Order also being developed by the studio.

You might be asking yourself whatever happened to Quake 5, and honestly, I found that a little bit of a head-scratcher, too. Presumably, Quake: Champions, a F2P game that was released to little fanfare a couple of years ago now, might be considered Quake 5 internally at the studio - or perhaps they just wanted to skip a number. That seems to be a trendy thing to do these days.

Of course, Quake 6 could also simply be an internal codename, if it even exists at all. If it does, then we'll probably find out more about it at this year's QuakeCon, if not sooner, which usually happens around August time. In the meantime, if we hear any more details, we'll be sure to keep you posted here at GameFront.


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