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Old 08-24-09, 03:50 PM   #15
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Default Re: John Carmack: "We have no plans to leave the PC Market"

Originally Posted by |MaguS| View Post
Wana know something funny? Since he sold ID to ZeniMax Media, he really has no control. If ZeniMax Media wanted to go console exclusive next year he has absolutly no say in the matter.
That's absolutely not true. This isn't the Empire. It's a business, and a collaboration. The people at Id have enough clout and mobility to be able to dictate their own projects to a great extent I'm sure. Anyways, Id certainly negotiated clauses in their purchase agreement which would prevent Zenimax from using them like this, and there are most likely certain contingency clauses to allow them seperation from Zenimax [after paying back the purchase #] in the event of creative or collaborative conflict of interest. ID doesn't have to do anything they don't want to do. There are a million publishers who would love to back them; they are still relevant, but more importantly carry respect and highly influential, marketable intangible assets, which Zenimax does not own.
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