ZeniMax Acquires id Software, Company Behind Doom and Wolfenstein

Posted Jun 24, 2009

Id Software has been acquired by ZeniMax Media Inc.  Id Software is the company that created the games franchises Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, Rage, and ommander Keen.  ZeniMax is the parent company of gaming company Bethesda, who created games such as Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Id Software started in 1991 and built a proprietary gaming engine called id Tech.  No changes will be made after the acquisition is made in terms of management or relocation.  The principals at id Software have signed long-term employment contracts as well.

Zenimax started in 1999 and is based in Rockville, Maryland with offices in London and Tokyo.  The financial details were undisclosed.