"We are working on an all-new franchise: it's not Doom, it's not Quake, it's not Wolfenstein, it's not Enemy Territory, it's not even Commander Keen!
"It is a new id brand with an all-new John Carmack engine and I think that when we show it to people, once again they'll see, just like they saw when we first showed Doom 3, that John Carmack still has a lot of magic left."
A decade ago the words "all-new John Carmack engine" would have had me poring for hours over Anandtech video card, motherboard, and CPU reviews. Now I wonder why I ever cared so much. Maybe id really will have something novel and fun this time, but I wouldn't even bet my milk money on it.
I'm going to hazard that I've changed and id Software fundamentally hasn't.Edit: Removed link to Kotaku junk post and linked to original source. Idiots.
You know, my software degrees of separation from John Carmack is not very high. John Carmack used to work for Softdisk Publishing, the same outfit I used to write games for freelance.
And what I remember about those magazines that Softdisk produced is that they required an amazing variety of software over the months.
Because of this, I think Carmack could very well do something other than a FPS, and do it well. Remains to be seen if he will though, of course.
please, not another fps.
I still can't play them due to my oversaturation like 7 years ago.
Everytime I load up one I just feel like I'm playing quake with different assets.
Yeah, I've shot at enough demony things in metallic dimly lit corridors by now, thanks.