Carmack confesses favourite id game, slams modern design

Wednesday, 4 June 2008 07:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

John Carmack’s admitted that his favourite id Software game is Quake III Arena. You know what, John? Same with us.

The code legend gave up his personal shooter preference in a PCGamer interview about the upcoming free-to-play Quake Live, and also took the opportunity to stick a knife into completist “movie” gaming.

“Quake III Arena was always my personal favorite id Software game,” he said. “It’s such a pure activity kind of game – more of a sport than a movie. And I’m excited to have this opportunity to bring back the pure type of gaming as opposed to the ‘everything and the kitchen sink’ modern design. We have no pretensions about it being the best multiplayer game in all types of things, but for any player looking to test their [deathmatch] skill, I think Quake III Arena is the best there ever was.”

Rare interview, that, so be sure to read it.