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Carmack on DOOM 3 & Q3A OpenSource

This Slashdot post from John Carmack (thanks shul and Frans) offers his reflections on the release of DOOM 3, as he proudly says: "I think it is the best game we have ever made, and it exceeded all of my expectations." A subsequent reply from the id Software lead programmer on the subject of the OpenSource release of Quake III Arena, states: "By the end of the year. There are still a lot of higher priority things, but it is coming soon. Hopefully punkbuster will keep the source release from having any negative impact on the player community." Here's a bit more from the first post on id's near-future roadmap:

Amidst all the various Doom ports and expansions, we are starting up on our next game. It will have a new rendering engine, which will be keeping me busy for a while, but the only other thing we are saying for now is that it won't be a sequel to any of our previous work. We have a really solid team that did a lot of maturing through Doom's development, so I have high hopes that it won't be another four year odyssey.

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116. Re: No subject Aug 5, 2004, 10:12 padlock
I can't understand why anyone would criticize the game for not being a different style. I hate tactical shooters, but you'd never find complaining about how crappy they are because they play like... tactical shooters. I know that some people enjoy that style of game, and it would be foolish of me to complain about them.

Yet some people come here and are screaming that Doom 3 sucks because it isn't their prefered type of game. Well guess what, id software delivered exactly what they said they would: an extremely immersive, visually stunning, action first person shooter with high production values. And they did an excellent job at it. I haven't had this much fun with a game in a very long time.

And before someone accuses me of being and id fan boy, let me just say that nothing could be further from the truth. I've never truly enjoyed any of their games before. I thought Duke was better then Quake, Unreal tournament better then Quake 3, and my favorite fps of all times are System Shock 2, Thief 2, and Halflife. Doom 3 may soon join that list.

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