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According to an interview with CNN Money's Chris Morris, the legendary co-founder of id Software, John Carmack, is contemplating an early retirement from the world of gaming. Carmack and his game development company have brought the world classics like the Doom and Quake franchises, both of which have changed the world of gaming, and id's game engines power some of the most popular modern games.

According to the article, Carmack's interest in rocket science has surpassed his love of game development, however he states that he still has one more game in him. Anything after that is looking a little hazy.

Here's an extract from the CNN article:

While he mulls his future in the industry he helped create, Carmack is building the engine for id's next game. So far, the company has not divulged many details, other than it will be a new franchise, likely in the horror/action genre and it will probably be a first person shooter.

"Visually," Carmack teases, "it's going to be a pretty good step above what we've shown in 'Doom'."

The company's also hoping for a shorter turnaround time than the four-year development cycle of "Doom 3."

"We really, really want to get it done in the next two years," Carmack said.

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