Carmack – “Steve Jobs doesn’t care about games”

Monday, 4 August 2008 14:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Speaking to Eurogamer at QuakeCon last week, id tech boss John Carmack said the reason Apple doesn’t drive gaming is down to company’s CEO.

“The truth is Steve Jobs doesn’t care about games. This is going to be one of those things that I say something in an interview and it gets fed back to him and I’m on his shithead list for a while on that, until he needs me to do something else there. But I think that that’s my general opinion. He’s not a gamer,” he said.

“It’s difficult to ask somebody to get behind something they don’t really believe in. I mean obviously he believes in the music and the iTunes and that whole side of things, and the media side of things, and he gets it and he pushes it and they do wonderful things with that, but he’s not a gamer. That’s just the bottom line about it.”

There’s a full interview here.