Carmack: No new IP for '10 years'

Id wants to support Doom, Quake for next decade

Doom house, id Software is unlikely to create another new game IP in "the next decade", legendary programmer John Carmack has said.

Speaking in the latest Official PlayStation Magazine, Carmack said the studio instead wants to concentrate on supporting its current shooter series, Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake - and hopefully Rage.


"We do already have more IPs than we can exploit," he told OPM. "I doubt we're going to do another IP. It's scary to say it, but maybe not in the next decade even, because we want to support Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake - and hopefully we can add Rage onto that - and I don't want five teams here. Three is scary enough.

"Obviously if Rage is a success then we'll want to do a Rage 2," he added. "If people love it, you want to give them more of it."

The id mastermind is due to speak at the annual QuakeCon event tonight, where he's promised to reveal "something neat and unannounced".

We'll of course be ready at our keyboards this evening to let you know what it is.

Until then, for the full Carmack interview, pick up Official PlayStation Magazine issue 48. Buy it online now and have it delivered to you door.