Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2007 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The next Quakecon may be filled with a lot of new people who've never been there before ... console players. Id Software has decided to switch their focus. Now they won't be focusing on PC Games, but instead on consoles, to the point where every PC will have gamepads/controllers attached for testing, not the keyboard & mouse combo that defines PC gaming. Nor will they be pushing the limits of graphics cards anymore. The Inquirer can tell you more about this decision, which may well create a rift between Id and nVIDIA.
"TOP GAMING FIRM, Id Software has revealed that it is ditching the PC as a lead platform for its technology, focusing
on creating cross-platform titles and technology that have a broader revenue and user base, rather than the
bleeding-edge technology the company has gained fame for.
Talking to IGN, Tim Willits re-iterated that "We're so PC centric that it's actually been a little bit of a struggle
wrapping our minds around a 360 to the point where I installed 360 controllers on everyone's PC. If I see them
testing the new game with a keyboard and mouse I have to smack them on the back of the head... for us it's been a bit
of a struggle to think about being a console developer because we've been PC focused for so long.""
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