Carmack on Rage deal: “I thought EA was the Evil Empire”

By Patrick Garratt
15 July 2008 11:19 GMT

id’s John Carmack’s admitted that he’s only just recently come to see EA as a viable partner for his games, speaking in the wake of last night’s announcement that EA will publish Rage.

“I’ll admit that, if you asked me years ago, I still had thoughts that EA was the Evil Empire, the company that crushes the small studios,” he told Gamespot. “I’d have been surprised, if you told me a year ago that we’d end up with EA as a publisher.”

He added: “As we moved out with a new title and a new franchise for us, we shopped it around to all the major publishers. In fact, we’ve done it a couple times, [since] we’re in the enviable position of having been able to fund the title ourselves…we were able to retire a lot of the risk to the publishers.”

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