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Quake 5 to be announced?

Could the next instalment in the Quake franchise be announced at QuakeCon?

The fifth instalment in the celebrated first-person shooter series Quake could be announced at this year's QuakeCon.

A tweet by Evolve PR makes a strong suggestion that Quake 5 could be on its way.

It read: "Going to QuakeCon? We'll be revealing the revival of a much-loved classic PC shooter at the show. What could it be?"

No further details have been given beyond the suggestive statement on Twitter, but given the fact that it has been around seven years since Quake 4 hit shop shelves and the announcement is to be made its namesake annual event, it does look highly possible.

There are many other possible titles it could be and the world "revival" suggests it could possibly be a remake of an old game, rather than a completely new one.

Gamers will only have a week or so to wait until they can find out the truth behind the mystery, as QuakeCon 2012 is set to take place from August 2nd to August 5th at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

The event is free to the public, all they have to do is register, so if you find yourself in The Lone Star State, then head down to Dallas to find out what is going on.

Quake was originally released in 1996, revolutionising the first person shooter genre with its gritty setting, impressive 3D graphics and gripping gameplay.

The original title followed the story of a lone marine who travels through different dimensions to end the invasion of monsters, a story similar to that of developers id Software's previous title Doom.

Quake II did not follow on from the original at all, involving an assault on an alien plant named Stroggos in response to its race, the Strogg, attacking Earth, which Quake 4 was a direct sequel to.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, an online multiplayer game then worked as a prequel to Quake II, taking place when the Strogg invaded earth.

It is expected that Quake 5 will move away from the Strogg storyline, as id Software considers it finished.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801414320-ADNFCR