Is Id dead as a games studio? Does it all just come down to nostalgia at this point? The only thing being put out by Id is Rage, and Doom 4. I don't think anyone really cares about those games in today's market. In terms of a game egine developer. Prey 2 is being developed on Id Tech 4. Id Tech 5 being closed to Zenimax also seems weird, while they have no announced projects using this tech. Maybe its too early, and in a year we'll see 80% of Bethesda Softworks games running Id Tech 5. Although this doesn't seem like a risk since I've seen no other developer express any interest in Id Tech 5. The technical difficulties of Rage make me think Id Tech is a nightmare to use while being its creator, and a suicidal endeavor as anyone else.
So does Id simply turn into the technical creation and support division of Zenimax?
On a side note every game put out by Zenimax other then Bethesda the developer has been mediocre or trash. I have no idea how Bethesda Softworks or Zenimax are still in business. WET, Rogue Warrior, Brink, Rage, Hunted: The Demon's Forge. Rage being the only game in the category of mediocre, and everything else being utter trash. In those terms i guess Id fits into the Zenimax portfolio of " How the fuck is this company turning a profit? ".