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Carmack plays Wii but won't develop for it

Destructoid writes: "Even though id co-founder John Carmac is currently playing Super Paper Mario with his son, he knows the technological boundary is far too vast to develop for the platform. In a recent interview with TomsGames, Carmac essentially closes the doors on the potential of Wii development by citing Tech 5's brawn and the current market surrounding the Nintendo console.

'Well, id Tech 5 will not work on the Wii…The Wii is one of those markets where Nintendo owns both the hardware and the software, but part of that is because they make such damn good products. So it's the toughest platform for third party developers. We don't have a software or content base ideally suited for it. So it doesn't really play to our strengths and we're pretty busy with other stuff right now…I don't think we'll be on the platform.'

I think any Wii owner can easily see Carmac's point. Rage certainly wouldn't look or perform anywhere near well. Despite his comments, I would really like to see id attempt an original title on the Wii. I'm not calling for Wolfenstein (that'd be amazing) but it would be nice to see what id could have us waggling our controllers for."

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Zerodin3417d ago

I've got a 360 for my graphic whore needs, and my Wii for everything else!

ChickeyCantor3417d ago

" but part of that is because they make such damn good products. So it's the toughest platform for third party developers"

...That comming from a developer...low self-esteem?
Instead you try and make something "awesome" you will never know now can you?

But you are busy, so its ok. XD

gw4k3417d ago

Makes games on the Wii?

Why would any hardcore game maker do that?

ChickeyCantor3417d ago

Since you live in a HUGE bubble i'll tell you why.
Wii is a gaming machine.
There is nothing more to it.

BrotherNick3417d ago

He just doesn't feel like it, perfectly fine. The goals within his company are more tech and pushing the limits, and I would understand that. :)

Zerodin3417d ago

Is that he doesn't make some excuse.

Fishy Fingers3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

Dup: http://www.n4g.com/News-181... Says right there "In a recent interview with TomsGames".

Either way, this guy would be wasted on the Wii.

BrotherNick3417d ago

Especially because he doesn't make good games but pretty ones.

Fishy Fingers3417d ago

Yeah Id pretty much agree with that lately. Quake back in the day, especially dreamcast were great fun. Hopefully their next cycle of games will change all that. Rage looks promising.

BrotherNick3417d ago

Pretty but not good again...Rage won't make a game automatically good. All I see are graphics.

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