MS[Mikrosoft?]NBC heeft een interview gepost met onze vrienden John Carmack en John Romero . Voor het geval je om wat voor reden dan ook niet weet wie eerdergenoemde personen zijn, dan heb je de hier de intro uit dat interview:
CARMACK AND ROMERO CREATED more than games together; they also founded id Software along with two other partners. In 1996, after the creation of “QUAKE,” Carmack and Romero went in separate directions. Romero started a new company, ION Storm, where he began developing a first-person shooter with more of a storyline component. For his part, Carmack has remained at id, where he continues to concentrate on making breakthrough game engines. [break]Ok, nu een vraag. Deze is wel leuk: Quake vs de concurrentie:[/break] MSNBC: When you look at the competition in first-person shooters, which ones do you think were the best games? JC: I think Unreal did some very nice things, and that was the first time we’d ever had any competition that was actually a step forward. It was innovative … had 16-bit color and all of that, and I’ve said a lot of nice things about their work. I think they’re worthy competition now in terms of producing the same style of games. In our current work with “QUAKE III,” we’ve definitely got the best graphics technology. We’ve got the best networking technology, and in the style of game that we’re doing, we’re the most fun game, which is what we’re basing everything off of right now. We’ve just decided to not even … to not even pretend to compete in things like story-driven areas and things that involve working your way through a plot line. All we’re doing is just the absolutely raw “have-fun-while-you’re-playing” type of game. “QUAKE III” is a simple, shallow arcade game, but it’s a whole lot of fun, and that’s what we’re doing. We’re just not making any pretensions about vast originality. This is the same style of game that we’ve been doing for a long time, and I will say this is like the best job that has ever been done.
En ze hebben ook nog fotootjes van beide heren (links JC, rechts JR):
Romero is cooler .