Updated 22 May, 2013, 7:43 pm IST
John Carmack of id Software not keen on Windows 8
| by Shunal Doke |
One of the highlights of QuakeCon this year was the keynote speech by John Carmack, lead programmer and co-founder of id Software. Among the most interesting things that Carmack said was that he wasn’t very keen on Windows 8. During the keynote, one of the audience members asked Carmack about Windows 8. Carmack said that he and his team had worked with Windows XP “until the bitter end.” He added, "Windows XP did everything we needed for quite a while". The entire 3 and a half hour keynote has been uploaded on YouTube.
Carmack mentioned that they started working on Windows 7 directly after XP, and that they had skipped Windows Vista entirely. "Hardly anyone at id used Vista." When Windows 7 came out, Carmack added, it was a bit more attractive because it did some things better and faster. So there is no reason for him to consider switching to Windows 8. He said that no one in his team has worked on Windows 8 yet. But they will have to start soon because the launch of Doom 3: BFG Edition is very close to the launch of Windows 8.
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