I could listen to John talk all day, so I was pretty excited to see this 2 and a half hour interview.
John D. Carmack is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman. He co-founded id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics. In August 2013, Carmack took the position of CTO at Oculus VR.
Kick said that they’ll “do something similar to what we did with the first System Shock”, keeping the original version available with Le Corbeau’s patch, while releasing a new version of the game with their KEX Engine. “Our current plans are to create an Enhanced Edition with a number of improvements, the most important being a working, stable co-op multiplayer experience,” he said.
This follows the previous games they ported to KEX including Turok, Turok 2, Forsaken, and System Shock. Those were all pretty great, so I am hopeful this will be as well.
I am really digging the new update. The best map in the game gets even better with the addition of a few new locations and a ton of updated art/props. The balance changes are not bad either. SMGs and Rifles seem in a good place now with their respective buffs and nerfs (patch notes are here). Its been a while since I found myself enjoying PUBG, but the last few times I logged in I genuinely had a good time.