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John Carmack Excited About Gaming and RAGE 2

John Carmack tells IndustryGamers that after all these years his enthusiasm for gaming may be at an all time high. "For the foreseeable future, Iím more excited about gaming right now than I have been in really a long time - probably than I have been ever," the id Software Technical Director tells them. "The technology is exciting, weíre doing fabulous things, itís just great on all sorts of levels. Iím far from burned out or feeling that the genres are tapped out." He describes enthusiasm for Tech 5, mentions they're already doing research on Tech 6, and makes slightly more concrete references to a RAGE sequel than his remarks during E3 to GameSpot that "it's certainly heading that way." This time around he says: "but Iím psyched for what weíre going to do in Rage 2, how weíre going to really play up some of the aspects that it turned out werenít our bread and butter, previously but added to the game. Thereís a lot more we can do here thatíll make it fun."

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28. Re: John Carmack Excited About Gaming and RAGE 2 Jul 29, 2011, 00:21 Creston
 
Overon wrote on Jul 28, 2011, 18:59:
But id is not just John Carmack, there are other people there. Honestly id has been totally irrelevant for years now. They have still not been able to make a story driven FPS. And their days of success with making the engines that empowered other developers in making story driven FPS have gone down away as well. What will happen to id and all those people who don't launch rockets into space if this game does not do well?

The large majority of guys who work at id are very well off. id pays a REALLY good salary to its staff. As for id being irrelevant, that's just nuts. Their last game sold like 4 or 5 MILLION copies, and it was a PC exclusive. How does that make them irrelevant? Just because you didn't like Doom 3 doesn't somehow change the fact that it was a huge success for them financially.

The engine hardly got licensed, true, and in that they took a blow compared to their quake engines which were used by almost everyone. But Carmack himself has stated several times that they never survived off their licensing, and that he didn't mind not having so many licensees anymore, since it saved a ton of support work.

Plus, judging from the videos and such, if Tech 5 streams seamlessly, it might genuinely be the best engine around right now. I have no idea if id plans on licensing it or not, or whether it can give Unreal 3/4 some competition, but I think licensees will likely give it a very long look.

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