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Carmack Interview, Part 3

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Voodoo Extreme has posted the third and final part of their John Carmack interview. Here's a snippet:

Voodoo Extreme -- During the development of Quake III Arena, you released Q3Test. Are you planning on doing something similiar with DOOM 3? If so, when would you plan on doing it (rather, how far along in the development process, not a specific date or time frame)?

John Carmack -- There will certainly be a test. I am a firm believer in the benefits to the final product of doing that.

Q3Test was released too far ahead of the commercial product. The game engine was nearly ready to ship, but the bot code was still completely unresolved, and wound up causing the real ship date to be much later than expected. We will probably try to have a test for the next product much closer to full beta time.

Don't hold your breath.

The topics in this interview seem to be more focussed on the gameplay aspects of the new Doom game instead of all that technical stuff I don't understand anyway, plus some stuff like possible side projects and Carmack's view on software patents.

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Guest Kinoshkana

(1) 2nd post. Now that I have THAT out of the way...

(2) Today sure looks like a slow news day. Don't worry, I'm not about to help on it.

(3) Face it, Doom 3 isn't due out for another TWO YEARS. Minimum. There's still plenty of time for other things to get dealt with.

(4) There is NO fourth item.

(5) Play Doom.

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