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Monday, August 16, 2010
 
id Software: No New IP For A Decade, Won't License Tech 5
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Computer and Video Games has published comments from an Official Playstation Magazine interview with id Software's John Carmack. The veteran game designer said he doubts the company will launch any new IPs in the next decade, preferring to work on existing franchises.

In a separate interview with Eurogamer id's Todd Hollenshead revealed that the company will only not be licensing its Tech 5 engine to outside companies, keeping the technology for id and Bethesda's internal development. Tech 5 is the engine powering the upcoming Rage action shooter.

From CVG:

"We do already have more IPs than we can exploit," he told OPM. "I doubt we're going to do another IP. It's scary to say it, but maybe not in the next decade even, because we want to support Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake - and hopefully we can add Rage onto that - and I don't want five teams here. Three is scary enough.

"Obviously if Rage is a success then we'll want to do a Rage 2," he added. "If people love it, you want to give them more of it."
From Eurogamer:
"It's like, look, this is a competitive advantage and we want to keep it within games we publish - not necessarily exclusively to id or id titles, but if you're going to make a game with id Tech 5 then it needs to be published by Bethesda, which I think is a fair thing."

Hollenshead said he could imagine the technology being used by third-party developers, but only if their games were published by Bethesda, under which circumstances id would withhold nothing.
Head over to the links below to read the full articles.

CVG: John Carmack Interview
Eurogamer: Todd Hollenshead Interview
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