id Software Co-Founder John Carmack Interested in Returning to Old Titles

id Software Co-Founder John Carmack Interested in Returning to Old Titles - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 2,338 Views

Microsoft today announced they have acquired Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion. The list of studios includes Doom developer id Software. 

id Software co-founder and programmer John Carmack via his Twitter account has shown interest in returning to some of his older titles now that his former company is owned by Microsoft. 

"Great! I think Microsoft has been a good parent company for gaming IPs, and they don’t have a grudge against me, so maybe I will be able to re-engage with some of my old titles," said Carmack.

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gtotheunit91 (on 21 September 2020)


Angelus (on 21 September 2020)

Music to my ears. Man was wasted on VR.

Azzanation (on 22 September 2020)

Agree, however John did some great tech advancements with the Oculas Quest

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Ljink96 (on 21 September 2020)

Stuff like this is beautiful to hear.

ironmanDX (on 21 September 2020)

I wish he was there for Rage 2. He was the reason I bought the first and didn't buy the second. Would love to see what he'd do to the next iteration of IDtech. Massive fan.

aiwass (on 21 September 2020)

I could see Microsoft pushing for a Doom reunion of some kind with Carmack, Romero and others... or at least such a thing is probably more of a possibility now.

TheTitaniumNub (on 22 September 2020)

Quake 5