Shortly after the id ZeniMax news broke, John Romero released the following comments via twitter...
John Romero? I didn't even know he was still around. It's too bad that that is his disposition even after 10+ years away from id.
I heard he was going to make ZeniMax his b****...
But uh.. now? Quake Wars imploded didn't it? *yawn*
DOOM and coming soon Rage Nothing else needs to be said. So what if quake wars sucked, the future of quake is browser based.......
Quake Wars was made by Splash Damage. I think iD may have published it though.
Quake Wars is an excellent game on a PC and a sub-bar game PC game on consoles, the same formula doesn't work as fluidly.
If you judge them on their Console efforts then yeah, they suck both in way of development and publishing but their PC efforts are held in very high regards. As for the Pomero comment... I have to agree only if iD takes the same route Bethesda did. Please iD, don't become glitchy devs that aim to support a single console for extended periods of time. Bethesda has never been perfect but they have made one of my all time favorite games and it worked well on both consoles... Oblivion. As for Fallout, not so much. Strive to become better with this new partnership iD, not worse.
Wait, when did this take place? Shocking, I never thought Id would be bought!
Oh yeah, they were bought up earlier today. There's an official statement on their site: http://www.idsoftware.com/ I for one am very happy for id. I feel like this can only mean good things, unless someone can point out to me otherwise.
I completely agree. I hope that the folks at Bethesda are able to get some help from id as far as game engines etc.
I suppose the point really is, shouldn't id be in a far better position considering it started the fps basically rolling.Maybe this is what John Romero is referring to when he says disgusting Doom 1-2 and Quake i consider as boundary setting yet Doom 3 is generally considered a disappointing sequel - personally i don't think they make better than anything else shooters.Nothing can change what was first achieved though way back in the Doom and quake days - though that said, i was too busy playing Goldeneye to care and have always favoured that over Quake
He is right , i mean, ID should be in a better position right now.
"Yeah, that’s it. Why does he hate ZeniMax? Who knows? Does his opinion matter? Not really. He has long since left id and went on to develop one of the worst games ever made. Since then, he’s kept a low profile, emerging once in a while to get married and divorced, and occasionally appearing in Penny Arcade strips. He may have helped to create some of the most influential games of all time, but that doesn’t give him an excuse to be a douche for no apparent reason. I know Fallout 3 was no Daikatana, but then again, what is?" Awesome stuff lol
I'm sorry but I don't think I'll ever look at ID Software the same again. To think the DooM IP is now owned by someone else...makes me sick. Feel like someone bought my childhood and is going to rape it dry. Sorry I've been a hardcore Doom fan for years, even going on to play the source port Zdaemon for a few years. This is a serious mind blowing hit to me as gamer.
It's not that big a deal is it? I mean, Doom 4 will still be made by Id, they just have potentially a bigger budget in future, plus have the ability to share tech with the likes of Bethesda and the Bioshock devs if they want to.
Zenimax and Bethesda are among the most reputable companies around at the moment. Lets be honest, iD peaked with Quake 2, Doom 2 and Return to Caslte Wolfenstein and mabye Quake 3, personally I thought Q2 was a lot better. Anything since then has been an average FPS at best. You should be thankful that EA didnt pick them up. Take a look at what happened to Rare once EA picked them up...Viva Pinata, thats what bloody happened lol!
it's not really hard to understand why in the current economy. they need the money and stability. welcome to the real world.
EA didn't buy Rare, Microsoft did...and Viva Pinata is actually kinda cool, if you haven't tried it don't just pass it up cos it looks kiddie
He died after Daikatana =/ fine he's the genius behind the design of Doom and Quake and Wolfenstein but i don't get the arrogance =/ why disgusting?! its good for id...its going to push the company forwards, mark my words!
Is he still alive?
Yah your right, sorry my bad. MS picked up Rare, i think EA crept in there as I know them as a company that pick up companies with a lot of promise/well established...frape em of anything useful then dump em. From what I can gather though EA are changing their ways and Activision are becoming the new EA, well done chaps!
Jonh Romero live`s in the past,he is totally out of the record this days!Is influence is 0 now!And for the record he was not the only mind behind DOOM!
The general public on Romero's Daikatana: Disgusting
id is in a better position now. They can publish their own games now and don't have to deal with Activision or EA class C developers to help finish up the game. They can have their top guns doing it the whole way. Romero. Yes at one time was a great thing for the industry but history shows he just likes people looking at him. Guess he won with us commenting about him -.-
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