ZeniMax Media Acquires id Software

ZeniMax Media has acquired id Software, creators of games including Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D. ZeniMax Media is the parent company of Bethesda Game Studios, creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Under the deal, id Software will continue to operate as a separate studio under the direction of its founder, John Carmack. No changes will be made in the operations of id Software in the development of its games and all the principals at id Software have signed long-term employment contracts.

id Software is a legendary company in the games business, creating some of the best known games of the last 20 years. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed.