MTV Multiplayer: id Software's John Carmack gave us an update on the multi-platform development of "Rage" and the company's exclusive iPhone title. He also mentioned that he's in talks to work on an exclusive Wii game. That's right… a Wii game.
During a phone interview yesterday with id Software's John Carmack for the new browser-based "Quake Live" (more about this on Wednesday), we also asked him about the multi-platform development for id's newest intellectual property "Rage." He also talked about his enthusiasm for the iPhone, the possibility of working on a Wii game and what we can expect to hear about "Doom 4" this year.
MTV Multiplayer: Have you resolved the disc space issue with the Xbox 360 version?
Carmack: It is multiple discs. We think that it's going to cram onto two discs right now. We've been spending a lot of effort on an extra compression method for it, and profiling where we can cut on that. We haven't made a final call yet about whether we would actually compress things differently for the PS3, which could have a little bit higher quality. But there's a lot of picky issues on that where the smaller we make it on disc, the faster it loads and other benefits like that. So if we get it to look decent on the 360 on two discs, we'll probably leave it with that data set on the PS3, but we won't make that decision final for another six months or so.