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Thursday, January 11, 2007
id Software Interview
8:30 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

GameInformer catches up with id Software's John Carmack and Todd Hollenshead at the Consumer Electronics Show. The interview discusses the upcoming year of a possible renewed drive for PC games, new technology, impact of next-gen consoles, and much more even looking back at the not so spectacular Doom Movie.

GI: After Enemy Territories: Quake Wars ships with the highly modified Doom 3 engine and the MegaTexture support, is it time for you guys to move on from that engine?

Carmack: Yes, the in-house development project that weve been working on is all new technology. It still has some roots in the Doom 3 technology, but almost everything is new in there. Were still not talking about exactly what the project is, but its a new IP, its diverting a little bit from the standard id formula and its not just a first-person shooter. Technically, its build around an advancement over the MegaTexture technology from Quake Wars. Where that was applied just to the terrain, the version of the new technology applies it into everything, so we can have that level of rich detail on all the surfaces on the entire world. Thats the push that were making with graphics technology. The gameplay is somewhat different from anything that weve of done before. The company is pursuing Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake franchises with other partner developers and all, but were trying to develop a brand-new franchise with this new one. Hopefully, well be talking about that sometime this year, and well be able to go ahead and come out of our own little cone of silence about it.

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