id CEO: Doom Creator No Longer “PC First” Developer



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"GS: So Doom 4 is still way down the pike, right?

TH: Yeah, I mean, we're in--it's not preproduction, but we're
still early on in that. The team is relatively new. We're still
actually hiring people for the team as well, so it's not completely
built out. But we really just started on that last year. It's very much
deep in development. But everything I've seen on it is classic Doom, so
I don't really have worries that people aren't going to like it and
start talking about it."

First off, he's all over the place on the development stage. lol

I almost jumped for joy at this line though - "But everything I've seen on it is classic Doom". I swear Todd, I better be mowing down thousands of demons with my chaingun or I'll be pissed... And I live down the street from you clowns, I'll be kicking some id ass! Assuming I don't do that at QuakeCon '09. :)



Look, I don't really care if id shift from being a PC focused developer to a console one. But when you're bringing your games to PC and you want it to do well you better have the following:

Dedicated server files

Ability to record demos

True widescreen support

Allow the use of mods and custom cfgs

Decent anti-cheat

NO DRM ON RETAIL COPIES OF GAMES; Not only does it make no sense, but it fucks over customers so bad. For instance, I bought STALKER: Clear Sky which uses the Tages copy-protection shit on it. It doesn't work on both of my DVD drives, the drives don't even recognise the disc 90% of the time. And when I click play, the game says I need to insert the original clear sky disc. I FUCKING HAVE YOU STUPID FUCK. I got in contacts with Tages and they basically said "oh, install our drivers thats all you can do" so I did and it still doesn't work

FUCK DRM, it's the cancer of PC Gaming, and I 'aint buying a game again if it's got DRM. 



What id (technically Raven, since they're developing it) is letting happen with Wolfenstein is silly, silly, silly. Hopefully Doom will be a different story. I'm not sure what Todd's getting at, calling id "independent," after they've been published by Activision for so long, and now EA.

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