Quakecon 2003 gets another sponsor
Thursday, August 7, 2003
Activision jumps on board as an official sponsor.
Activision will once again be a featured sponsor of id Software's QuakeCon 2003,a large multiplayer gaming event, game tournament, party and convention, taking place Aug. 14 - 17 in Dallas, TX. In addition to co-hosting with id Software the first-ever opportunity to play DOOM 3 multiplayer deathmatch, Activision will also provide financial support for the annual LAN-fest in celebration of all things QUAKE.
Continuing its annual tradition of offering fans a summer-time sneak peak at some of its upcoming titles, Activision will showcase one of the hottest games set for release this holiday season - Infinity Ward's intense WWII first-person action game Call of Duty(tm). Call of Duty allows players to experience the cinematic intensity and chaos of battle as never before, through the eyes of ordinary soldiers fighting together in squads, across 24 devastating missions of gritty combat and epic moments of World War II. The title employs an extensively enhanced version of id Software's Quake III/Return to Castle Wolfenstein game engine, featuring scores of soldiers and incredible special effects.
"We can't wait for this year's QuakeCon. Where else can our fans take on each other in some great competition, play DOOM 3 multiplayer and check out cool new games like Call of Duty," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "This is a unique opportunity for all of us at id and Activision to show the games we're working on in a special setting usually reserved for industry-only shows."