Tech 5 is a next-generation engine from id Software. Used on their most recent title 'Rage' it has also been announced that it will be the technology behind the upcoming 'Doom 4'.

Upon announcing id Tech 5 one of the first features presented to the public was the inclusion of Virtual Texturing supporting textures with resolutions up to 128,000 x 128,000. This technique allows the engine to automatically stream textures into memory as needed, meaning that the developer need not concern themselves with memory restraints or texture limits. A stand-out feature of id Tech 5 to developers is it's resources for cross-platform development allowing both consoles and the PC audiences to take advantage of it.

Some other features of the id Tech 5 processing structure include:

  • Collision Detection
  • Animation Blend
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Transparency Processing
  • Cloth Simulation
  • Water Surface Simulation
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About RAGE with 76 comments by feillyne on Feb 9th, 2013

Later today on Steam Bethesda and id Studio will be releasing the official tool kit for RAGE  – the same tools used to create RAGE and its DLC, The Scorchers. From the game’s world building tool, idStudio, to game maps and assets, the kit provides everything you need to get started with modding the first-ever idTech 5 title.Interested? Before you start downloading the hefty 35+ GB file, the RAGE team has provided some documents to read. As described in the welcome document, these tools provided are complex and aimed towards “technically sophisticated and adventurous” modders.

Welcome to the RAGE Tool Kit

RAGE Tool Kit FAQ and EULA

To download the kit itself, be on the lookout for the RAGE Tool Kit in the Tools section of Steam (the same place you’d download Skyrim’s Creation Kit). id Studio looks forward to seeing your creations. If you have something to share, shoot them an email or share it with their id Software Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Source, Bethesda blog:



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Daystranger Jan 20 2009, 6:41am says:

Doom 4 is the upcoming installment of the Doom series by id Software and a direct sequel of Doom 3.

!!! It will use the company's new id Tech 5 engine. !!!

It was announced as in production on May 7, 2008, following speculation by John Carmack at QuakeCon on August 3, 2007. The game is expected to be released on December 31, 2009.

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FPSNation Aug 21 2011, 2:13pm replied:

Moron... DOOM 4 is not a sequel to DOOM 3. Nor is it a reboot. This is heavily hinting at a remake of The Ultimate DOOM. I could just imagine them remaking the whole game. Remastered music, cutting-edge graphics, and same gameplay.

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Riker7 Apr 4 2012, 1:52am replied:

where you get this information ? its really remake of ultimate doom? hard to belive ...but sounds good

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adasdasf Jan 8 2010, 5:09pm replied:

it was said that no new news about doom 4 until the quakecon 2010. when is that?

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timstro59 Aug 14 2009, 6:19pm replied:

december 31?

excellent new years present, i suppose.

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hogsy Aug 8 2010, 6:13pm replied: +2 votes     reply to comment
Stealthrellik Jan 11 2009, 5:11am says:

Umm, Also add Doom 4. it was announced a while back :D

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