Friday, 13 August 2010

Carmack: "No New Intellectual Properties For Ten Years Possible"

In the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine, id Software's John Carmack states why there might not be an original title from his company for the next ten years.
"We do already have more IPs than we can exploit,.. I doubt we're going to do another IP. It's scary to say it, but maybe not in the next decade even, because we want to support Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake -- and hopefully we can add Rage onto that -- and I don't want five teams here. Three is scary enough."
"Exploit"? When did John Carmack, the man behind Doom, turn into Bobby Kotick?

For people who revere Mr. Carmack's contributions to the industry, this, combined with his piggybacking off of Activision's decision to take out dedicated servers in his forthcoming PC games, is a sad turn of events. The industry is already loaded with bland sequels that all look, feel and play the same, the last thing it needs is more of them, which is what we're going to get from id Software now.

In other words, we're going to get more games just like the last Wolfenstein.

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