>John Carmack Fires Back at Call of Duty Haters
John Carmack is one of the biggest names in gaming history. If you aren’t sure who he is, he is one of the founders of the legendary id Software. They basically invented the FPS and certainly put the genre on the map.
In a recent interview
he lashes out at developers who have taken the attitude that Call of Duty
is stale and not creative. In a lot of ways, he’s right. Even we gamers have said the franchise gets stale, but yet we still head out in the millions and buy each one as it comes out. Activision doesn’t need to be all that creative, they have a formula and we all know that for the most part it works. Hate on whichever CoD you didn’t like, fair enough, but you kept coming back. It is Activision’s job to stick with what they know and do it well.
He also mentions how Call of Duty just has a good feel. He’s right, Call of Duty does it well. The feel of a Call of Duty game is never clunky, never awkward. It just works, even the much maligned Modern Warfare 2 and World at War simply work as games. You might not like them the most, but they are still damn good.
If John Carmack’s happy with a franchise, we can all take something from that. After all, he basically invented this stuff.
Note: Our own John and Brandon will be seeing Mr. Carmack live at Quakecon this year. We should have a report on his keynote at that time.