QuakeCon, the annual video game festival, will begin on Thursday, August 4 with a keynote address from John Carmack, co-founder and technical director of id Software.

During the course of the show attendees will also have the opportunity to see Todd Howard, game director of Bethesda Game Studios, present The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim publicly for the first time.

QuakeCon will also see the first public demo of Prey 2, which will be demoed by Chris Rhinehart, project lead at Human Head Studios. In addition to being able to play Rage on the show floor, attendees will be able to check out a special presentation of the shooter given by Matt Hooper, the game's Design Director.

QuakeCon 2011 will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas and remains free to general admission and Bring Your Own Computer attendees thanks to the support of id and Bethesda Softworks, as well as the QuakeCon volunteer staff and the 2011 event sponsors and exhibitors.

Doors to the QuakeCon BYOC will open on Thursday, August 4 at 9:00am CST and will remain open through 12:00pm CST on Sunday, August 7.


Perhaps this is the year we'll finally see Doom 4. Rage will be just a few months from release so Carmack may well turn his attention to future developments - such as the long-awaited return to the Doom series.