id’s Carmack talks up Doom 4 – better than Rage

Wednesday, 16th July 2008 11:16 GMT By Mike

In an interview with MaximumPC, id Software co-founder and software engineer John Carmack says that the id 5 technology used in Rage has been given such an overhaul that Doom 4 will appear to be an entirely different new game engine all together.

“It’s going to look like a totally new game engine on there, even though it’s going to be built on the four years of effort that we spent developing this generation of technology.”

He goes on to say the Doom 4 will run at 30fps, which is why they can cram so much detail in.

Full interview through the link.



  1. allen

    Nice interview. I love that guy.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. wz

    Is it just me, or does Carmack seem just a little bit more sublime than your average FPS shooter developer?

    And he’s building rockets too!

    #2 7 years ago
  3. patlike

    He’s John Carmack. You can’t see John Carmack. He’s about as “average” as the beardy man born in the stable under the wandering star ;)

    #3 7 years ago
  4. wz

    Now that you mention that, maybe the world’s gonna end soon.
    With all those interviews of late, it might be a sign or so.
    (checks Book of Revelation)

    #4 7 years ago
  5. phatb0y

    Of course it’ll look like a completely new game engine; most of the time it’ll be in complete darkness.

    Please John, no more torch sims. Please.

    #5 7 years ago

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