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John Carmack on Bethesda Acquisition: Maybe I will be able to Re-engage with some of my old titles.

Legendary developer John Carmack reacted to the acquisition of Bethesda and ID Software's parent company ZeniMax Media by Microsoft:

"Great! I think Microsoft has been a good parent company for gaming IPs, and they don’t have a grudge against me, so maybe I will be able to re engage with some of my old titles."

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porkChop34d ago

That would be cool to see. Bring him on for a new Quake and the next gen id Tech.

dcbronco34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

John Carmack has always innovated game technology. Carmack having access to a Microsoft R&D budget can be very bad for the competition. Plus Jim Keller is out there too. Phil get on both of those task.

Bruh34d ago

iD Tech 7 is probably the foreseeable version of the engine going into next-gen

porkChop34d ago

Yeah, but it'll be seeing an upgrade for next gen. New features, optimizations, etc.

RaidenBlack34d ago

A Quake I (Gothic) Reboot please!

RaidenBlack34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Yea, he's more interested in making gamer's head and hands move vigorously.

LightofDarkness34d ago

He left the VR world to focus on AI, actually. We need him now more than ever, in that case.

Si-Fly34d ago

Wow, Carmack’s got in on the game porn scene now? This I have to check out!

Marquinho34d ago

Because it doesn't entirely depend on him. He always had a good relationship with Microsoft (rare given his personality) so if he's given a good project, that'd be great news. I remember he was the first guy who pushed streaming assets directly from the HDD in games with Rage. Direct Storage/XVA guys would be happy to have him showing stuff off.

dcbronco34d ago

Geniuses often have issues dealing with people that don't have their vision. It can be hard to believe that things that are obvious to them aren't just as obvious to you. It's actually a compliment to you and shows that they don't see themselves as special. Unfortunately, their vision IS special.

Marquinho34d ago

Indeed. He actually foresaw what's going on now with consoles and SSDs and that was in 2009 (when he first shared his vision)

Give him a damn Quake game with awesome visuals. The fanbase will be glad.

ExLivingGhost34d ago

Come on microsoft, give him a quake project.

TheColbertinator34d ago

Yeah I need some new Quake arena goodness

RonsonPL34d ago

This is so annoying that this much welcomed news comes AFTER Facebook deleted their VR for everyone not gullible enough to give away their whole privacy for pennies.
I would be so happy if this news happened a few months ago. Now I couldn't care less.

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